One popular technique in the West - Hydroponic growing - has started to grab the Indian market, one farm at a time.
One of them was started in Mumbai about eight months back when Sakina Rajkotwala and Joshua Lewis got a taste of fresh vegetables and started their own cultivation in the city. Narrating their journey, Joshua says, “We were in Auroville. We went there to learn how to work on a farm and how to operate an organic farm. That farm had a system where you could go there for a thali every lunch and that thali would involve things that were harvested that morning at the farm. So they would harvest in the morning and eat the same food in the afternoon. We noticed that over a couple of weeks, we were feeling really good in terms of health, energy levels, and productivity. We realised we never really felt that way when we were in Mumbai and the reason was that we were never eating fresh food that was harvested close to where we live.” Getting inspired, the duo transformed an industrial estate into Herbivore Farms.