Host an Event

A wise man once said that the word is our weapon.

In our case, the word is our khurpi, trowel, geti, phaoda and seeds as well. We love to spread the word of gardening and plant its potent seed in people’s minds. Our business is an uncharted field – most people don’t even know they can grow their own food! So through talks and workshops we tell people what’s possible, teach them how to grow and, best of all, become gardening buddies with them.

Host an event with us! Gardening is a great fun activity, a stress-reliever and it’s one small way to do your little bit for Mother Earth. Here’s our current offering:

Talks

Delhi’s Edible Rooftops: Finding Roots in Concrete Spaces

This talk compresses everything we’ve learnt and currently do into one hour. Our business first took root in Delhi. Ever since, our community of kitchen gardeners has been growing consistently. This is their story and the story of how a number of Delhiites have begun getting their hands dirty and growing food on terraces, balconies and what used to be lawns. From supplementing the salad bowl to cutting vegetable costs by half, homegrown produce is making its way onto people’s dinner plates. This talk discusses the methods used in urban farming and the successes and failures of Delhiites who’ve taken their first steps towards connecting with their food.

We’ve conducted Delhi’s Edible Rooftops at a number of venues including the India Habitat Centre, India International Centre, Epicentre Gurgaon, Nirvaaha Café, Zorba the Buddha, and the Padma Centre for Soul Realization. If you can collect about 15 – 20 people, get in touch and we’d love to come and tell you all about Delhi’s growing community.

Workshop


We conduct workshops on a variety of topics around kitchen gardening and farming:

Intro to Urban Farming: A Hands-on Workshop
This is our flagship intro workshop for aspiring gardeners and anyone interested in eating fresh, healthy and homegrown produce. You’ll learn the theory and practice of designing and running a garden, from seeding, weeding, and harvesting to pest management; and composting. But don’t expect too much theory, we’ll also be transplanting saplings and doing a host of other hands-on activities.

What you’ll take away from this workshop:

  • Confidence to start your own edible garden
  • Excitement about plants
  • 2 gobar pots: one seeded, one saplinged
  • Your nails full of mitti!

Duration: 4 hours

Introduction to Composting and Fertilizing

Did you know you can save the world one chhilka at a time? 60% of the waste we produce is biodegradable and can be converted into yummy compost for your plants. This workshop will teach you to compost at home in the simplest, least-smelly manner possible. Here’s what we’ll cover:

the basics of aerobic and anaerobic composting
composting at home – how to make it easy and odorless
leaf composting and mulching
using homemade compost

We’ll also do some hands-on work on:

balancing wet and dry waste
compost tea
jeevamrit and ghanjeevamrit (cow-dung based fertilizers)
making fertilizer with seaweed and salt solution
making a sapling pot with compost

Duration: 2.5 hours

We’ve conducted workshops at India Habitat Centre, Zorba the Buddha, Soul Centric, Padma Centre for Soul Realization, Novarch Architects Studio, Quicksand Design Studio and a host of other places. We find that architects, designers, artists, yogis and all sorts of truth-seekers have a natural affinity towards kitchen gardening.

Introduction to Composting and Fertilizing



Did you know you can save the world one chhilka at a time? 60% of the waste we produce is biodegradable and can be converted into yummy compost for your plants. This workshop will teach you to compost at home in the simplest, least-smelly manner possible.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • the basics of aerobic and anaerobic composting
  • composting at home – how to make it easy and odorless
  • leaf composting and mulching
  • using homemade compost

We’ll also do some hands-on work on:

  • balancing wet and dry waste
  • compost tea
  • jeevamrit and ghanjeevamrit (cow-dung based fertilizers)
  • making fertilizer with seaweed and salt solution
  • making a sapling pot with compost

Duration: 2.5 hours

We’ve conducted workshops at India Habitat Centre, Zorba the Buddha, Soul Centric, Padma Centre for Soul Realization, Novarch Architects Studio, Quicksand Design Studio and a host of other places. We find that architects, designers, artists, yogis and all sorts of truth-seekers have a natural affinity towards kitchen gardening.

Events

Give us even a lame excuse to talk to people about gardening and we’ll show up with our muddy hands and smiling faces.

We love putting up stalls at events, declaiming sermons about gardening and, of course, drinking herbal tea. We’ve had stalls at the Holy Cow Festival, the Garden Estate Divali Fest, Antardhwani, UnConference Noida and a host of other gardener gatherings. If you’re hosting an event and expect lots of unsuspecting visitors, we’d be more than happy to attend and be a part of it.