Welcome to MUMBAI FARMER and thanks for stopping by! I’m Mandy, a Mumbai-based parent, 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 another year of dogged documentation to create and streamline this content for easy reading. It also has an exhaustive Plantopedia that details growing conditions for more than 30 different veggies and herbs. Besides all of that, MUMBAI FARMER has also been a fun project. It has given me lots of happy outdoor time, new challenges, and new joys, everyday! Read about these 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 Shop. You will find Mandy’s Farm Earth Products comprising all my natural and organic soil amendments and my original potting mixes. If you prefer a headstart to growing, you can find your saplings, herbs, small plants and indoor plants at my Online Nursery. Finally, when you are ready, you can join me and other greenies at Mumbai Farmers on facebook – our favorite place to share ideas, tips & resources!
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