Remember Farmville? Did you plant your carrots and tomatoes and waited for them to harvest? Did you secretly wish that you had a real farm like it? Well it’s time that your wish comes true.
You might think that I am kidding, well, I am not. If you have a slice of space that receives ample sunlight; be it in your balcony or window sill, backyard or terrace – there is every chance that you can get your own farm right at your home. Don’t worry if you don’t have the expertise to start farming. HariMitti is here providing a compact urban farming solution to help you grow your own vegetables, herb and spices so that you can experience the taste of real freshness right at your home.
“HariMitti is my dream turned reality. These days, the fruits and vegetable we eat are laden with chemicals fertilizers, pesticides and silicone sprays. This causes a plethora of diseases. My effort is that every citizen grows their own organic food so that they experience better health and happiness.”, said Suhrid Chandra, Founder of HariMitti.
HariMitti provides vegetable, herbs and spice plants along with compost in crates to utilize the small place in urban Homes. This concept of farming is new and compact. They offer a weekly maintenance program, where they monitor the plants and refill the crates with plants in season after the harvest is over.
This system makes the farming experience absolutely hassle free. The effort is already being welcomed by citizens from all over Kolkata. “Seeing children grow give a lot of happiness. I got a taste of this happiness seeing my vegetable plants grow. Thank You HariMitti”, shared Som Banerjee, a patron of HariMitti from Saltlake. Another patron, Mrinalini Mukherjee said, “A very noble, meaningful and much needed endeavour for today's time. In fast paced life, a touch of green is a welcome break.”
They have also devised a portable system of growing Oyster Mushrooms which are loved by many. “It’s a wonderful experience to see the mushrooms grow.”, said Usha Modi, a HariMitti Patron from Vivekananda Park.
With over 50 vegetables, herbs, spice plants already on offer, HariMitti is constantly adding on new varieties. “We want to provide the best to our patrons. At our farm, we are always working on how many new varieties we can grow,” added Farming Expert and HariMitti co-founder, Suvendu Sekhar Das.
Not only cleaner food, the sustainable organic urban farming is a step towards a better and healthier ecosystem. The trend is catching up real fast and the day is not far when HariMitti will reach to citizens across India.