India: Organic producer encourages kitchen gardens

Kapil Mandawewala, the founder and CEO of Sajeev Fresh, never imagined that he would leave a high-flying career in San Francisco to farm a 22-acre plot in a small village in Gujarat. Yet the fruits reaped from his efforts turned out to be sweet -- not just for him, but also for the residents of New Delhi and Gujarat.

“Freshness is a key factor, even if your produce is not organic. In 24 hours any green produce will lose half its nutritional value – it’s really about how soon you eat it after it’s been harvested,” reveals Mandawewala, whose Delhi-based outfit applies organic, biodynamic and permaculture principles to create kitchen gardens for individuals and organisations, and is driven by a need to impact people’s health positively. Working on anything from one-acre to 200-acre plots, he encourages people to grow their own fruits and vegetables, and even crops.

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