The Nomadic Garden
Informal settlements in Mumbai have poor environmental quality as access to green and open spaces, the knowledge of urban farming and horticulture, remains extremely low among residents.
The project, with the help of the Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, sees the equipping of a mobile garden that can be driven into informal communities, delivering knowledge and capacity development programmes that will inspire youth to engage with urban farming.
The project aims to motivate slum youth to engage with their immediate environments to carve out space for micro-scale urban farming.
The project aims to reach out to over 1000 youth in Mumbai’s slums and hopes to make them active promoters of healthy environmental practices within their communities, over the coming year.
Founded in 2010, Fresh and Local is an organisation based in Goa, that works towards empowering individuals and communities through urban and peri-urban farming. It has worked with over 2000 individuals, with the aim of bettering the quality of the natural environments they inhabit and offering them sustainable livelihoods.