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.

Dr. Anna Zimmer

Dr. Anna Zimmer

Farm 8 & Company Relations

Anna studied Geography, Soil Science and Organic Agriculture in Germany and Spain. After finishing her PhD on Delhi’s wastewater in 2011, she worked in a French research institute in Delhi (CSH), and for the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, investigating issues of the Indian urban environment and sustainability. Living in Delhi permanently since 2010, she discovered her love for terrace gardening and has become addict to freshly harvested vegetables. She is managing Farm 8, Edible Routes’ model urban farm in Ayanagar, and is happy to work towards solutions to the problems she has studied for so long.

Ranjot Singh

Ranjot Singh

Operations – Urban Gardens and Schools

A Post Graduate of Foreign Trade from The World Trade Institute, Ranjot has been working for his family business since his under-grad days, building distribution networks across India. He also worked with an e-commerce company QNet, building distribution networks across India, Africa and Russia, while training and coaching people. His passion is to teach kids the basis of living a healthy balanced life while respecting and caring for the environment. His overall goal is to live a healthy and sustainable life.

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 also certified Permaculturist from Aranya Agricultural Alternatives. 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.