The Team

Kapil Mandawewala

Kapil Mandawewala

Founder, CEO

Kapil studied Management of Information Systems & Finance from the University of Texas at Austin (1999-2003). He then worked for Deloitte Consulting in San Francisco as a Senior Consultant for five years. In 2008, Kapil relocated to Gujarat to start organic farming at his 22-acre farmland. During the next five years, he established a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) system through which residents could buy local, seasonal, and fresh produce directly from the farm. He then founded Edible Routes in 2010 with the aim to help more and more people to grow their own food.

Nabanita “Julie” Bajaj

Nabanita “Julie” Bajaj

Operations- Farms & Urban Gardens

After graduating, Nabanita studied Multimedia and worked as Graphic and Web Designer in a newspaper agency in Guwahati. She then moved to Delhi to teach at various multimedia academies for four years. Nabanita has been passionate about gardening since childhood. She and her mother are avid backyard kitchen gardeners back home in Assam. She continues her passion for tending the soil in Delhi and firmly believes gardening brings people together, specially our loved ones. Her father was also a Permaculturist.

Fazal Rashid

Fazal Rashid

Operations – Farms & Urban Gardens

Fazal Rashid studied History in college in Maine, US. Back in India, he then worked in publishing at Penguin Random House as an Assistant Editor for two years before joining Edible Routes. He also performs DastanGoi (Urdu story telling) when he is not gardening.

Saumya Chandhok

Saumya Chandhok

Dryland Permaculturist

Saumya is currently doing graduation from IGNOU. He is an amateur rock climber and riverside backpacker. He has attended conferences organised by TERI University, TERI, Centre for Policy Research and Indian Agriculture Research Institute and has been awarded few certificates on climate change by TERI University. He is certified Permaculturist from Aranya Agricultural Alternatives and also certified agri business developer from NIESBUD. He wants to become Dryland Agripreneur. At Edible Routes, he is responsible for creating products to meet the many faceted challenges of the urban farmer.