We are always there on the other end of a phone call. But we request you to check some of the commonly raised questions below to find the answers.
frequently asked questions
- What is a farmlet?
We run community farms, where a large piece of land is divided into multiple smaller plots that are available on a subscription basis to individuals and businesses. 100% produce belongs to the member who subscribes to a particular farmlet (or a mini farm plot within our larger farm land). It is an extension of your kitchen garden away from home, where you can grow whatever you like and take home fresh vegetables every week. Or we deliver them to you when it is not possible for the subscriber to visit.
- What are the different sizes of the plots? How to choose a size?
We offer 1200 sft plots which are sufficient for a family of 4 to 5 people.
The quantity of vegetables varies from season to season.
- What all is included in this subscription?
A lot of things! Starting from seeds, manure, organic fertilizer, the pricing covers seasonal vegetables produce (harvested weekly), organic farming know how, farming support staff, access to our extremely active and productive urban farming WhatsApp group and discounts and offers at our events and programmes.
- How many times are we expected to visit the farm?
As many times you like. The farm is open 365 days from sunrise to sunset.
Your farmlet is your baby, we are just the day care! Visiting your farmlet even once a week is a great way to join in in the farming process, harvesting and interacting with other farmletters.
- Why can't I just get my vegetables delivered to me?
While we do deliver vegetables from your farmlet to your doorstep, but we would love for you to consider your farmlet as an extension to your own home, just like another terrace, and participate in the farming process as well. That is why we are working on bringing these farms as close to residential settlements as possible.
Alternatively, you can subscribe to our seasonal vegetable baskets (Details on our Social Media pages), if you want the harvest only.
- How much land do I need to grow enough food for me and my family?
You can very easily grow ALL your primary food needs including vegetables, oils, pulses and cereal in an acre of land for a family of four. This will involve specialized growing techniques, planting strategies and land utilization which Edible Routes will help you with.
- Can I grow commercially? Will Edible Routes help me with that?
To sell your produce is totally up to you. At Edible Routes, we want people to first grow for themselves and fulfil their basic needs. Our consultancy is limited to creating a healthy and productive farm for you and your family.
- My land is degraded because of past erosion/chemical use. Can I grow anything?
Yes you can, but again maybe not immediately. Depending upon the extent of erosion or land abuse, what you can grow and how much you can grow maybe affected. As part of our consultancy we will provide you with optimum and effective solutions to reverse the effects of degradation and bring back fertility and life to your land.
- Is it important to create a farm to include biodiversity?
Yes it’s very important. Because a bio diverse system has many elements that a mono-crop farm does not. Nature likes diversity, it thrives on it. Growing many vegetables along with fruit trees, native trees, shrubs and grasses, using chicken and cows in farming builds rich soil, replenishes the ground water, deters pests and also creates nutritionally dense food.
- Will Edible Routes provide me with any maintenance contract for my land project?
Definitely! We want you to become a confident urban farmer and will guide you through the entire process of growing your own food. In our maintenance contracts we can mutually decide upon the number of visits you would like us to do.
- How much do the workshops cost? Is it value for my money and time?
While we have varying prices for a slot on our sessions depending on the duration, depth of coverage and topic, we regularly conduct "Pay as you like" events where we encourage people to attend with an aim to remove all barriers and focus on learning.
Our workshop sessions are priced for maximum affordability. We have tried to design our workshops such that it is possible for the attendee to go back and implement what they have learnt.
- Where can I get details of the upcoming Workshops?
We will soon have a Event Calendar on our Website where you can book the sessions you like.
For now, please follow us on social media platforms to get regular updates about the planned events and details for booking your slot.
- Can I cancel my booking?
Sorry, we do not allow cancellations for any workshop bookings.
- I booked for someone else. Will you allow them to attend in my place?
Sure, please drop us a line at email@example.com and we will help you out.
- I can't find the topic of my liking. Can I request a session on it?
Absolutely! You can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your areas of interest. We will come up with a workshop that covers that topic and more!
- What is a Kitchen Garden?
A kitchen garden is a source of fresh and natural vegetables & fruits being grown for personal consumption or hobby at home (terrace, balcony or any other open area with sufficient sunlight) or even at scholl yards, offices, industrial complex, Residential complex etc.
- I have a small balcony/terrace. Can I grow anything there?
Please allow us to visit your home/office by sharing your details at the bottom of the Contact Us page. We will visit the location and advise on the possible design. We do have a variey of options available to help you to start growing at home.
- Is the cost of getting a Kitchen Garden lower or higher than getting vegetables from the market?
The cost of getting a kitchen garden is dependent on the available space and resources (like sun and water) at your home. Considering the unmatched nutritional value of the produce, a kitchen garden is way cheaper and much more healthy for your loved ones.
- I do not know how to maintain plants. Will I be able to get a kitchen garden at my place?
It does not require expertise to start a kitchen garden. We also offer a wide range of workshops that can be attended by beginners to learn about tbest practices.
We are with you every step of the way from set-up to harvest. Get in touch with our team and start now!
- I have tried growing at home earlier, but it doesn't work. There are too many pests and rodents around!
We understand the pain of losing your crops and plants to unwanted visitors. But we can help you reduce the risk through products designed to repel harmful elements like monkeys, birds etc while taking measures to introduce instects that are beneficial to the soil and plant health.