Welcome to MUMBAI FARMER and thanks for stopping by! I’m Mandy, a Mumbai-based parent of teenagers, writer, activist, globe-trotter, die-hard entrepreneur, and greenie at heart! MUMBAI FARMER is a first step in the journey to connect with like-minded greenies, exchange resources, and grow the organic way of life in Mumbai.
Urban farming is a global trend. As people become aware of the deadly effects of mass-produced, chemicalized food, and with few organic options available, they choose to grow their food themselves (See: Why Grow?). MUMBAI FARMER has been created for those among us who have some space to grow, some zest to grow their own food, are curious about what it takes to grow, and are committed to a healthier world. MUMBAI FARMER gives you all the information you need. to grow your food in this climatic zone – sustainably and organically (See: When to Grow?, What to Grow?, How to Grow?, Growing Organically). This website is the result of years of hands-on research on my Mumbai terrace farm, and a year of dogged documentation to create and streamline this content for easy reading. MUMBAI FARMER has also been a fun project, giving me lots of happy outdoor time, and new challenges, and joys, everyday! You can read about these urban farming adventures in my posts!
If you’re looking to buy products to get started with your own urban farming adventures, then do check out my Marketplace. You will find Urban Farming Kits, Earth-Friendly Grow Kits and Refill Packs of soil amendments and potting mixes – and I’m proud to say that this is India’s first online marketplace of organic soil products! Then join me and other greenies at Mumbai Farmers on facebook – our favorite place to share ideas, tips & resources!
PS: Since the opening of my Marketplace, and the enthusiastic response by urban farmers in Mumbai and across India, I decided to also offer a modest range of personal use products – what we call our Bath & Bliss range with Pure Epsom, Aromatic Epsom & Pure Himalayan salts, sharing space with pure, natural Massage and Essential oils. In June 2016 our newest baby was born: Green Gifts by Mandy’s Farm – Kitchen Herb Sets & Classy Corporate Gifts. These are easy to care for living plants that add beauty to your home or office, and in the case of herb sets, seasoning and spice to your food as well! Do check them out!
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