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My Harvest Farms, a platform for organic farming enthusiasts


Introduction

My Harvest Farms initiates urban dwellers with the basics of organic and natural farming at their homes.

Product or concept

Provides organic farming kits and assistance to urban crowds.

Problem being solved

Lack of practical education about harmful effects of chemical intensive farming techniques on soil and human health.

Process or technology involved

Grow your own:

  • Customers purchase minimum of 5 vegetables from a given list. They are provided the organic farming kit (soil, seeds, fertiliser, etc).
  • My Harvest team helps them with how to use tools to start their first harvest.

Community Farm:

  • Urban families choose their vegetables. These are grown at a community farm that can host between 30-60 such families.
  • Fresh produce is home delivered
  • Families can also visit the community farms anytime.

Sustainability benefits

  • Transparency in organic farming processes.
  • Healthy, chemical free food grown at the convenience of your home.

User segments that will benefit

  • Apartment Complexes
  • Residential Households
  • Educational Institutions
  • Organic Farmers

People or organizations involved

Co: My Harvest Farming

People: Archana Stalin, Stalin Kalidoss, Somu Kalidoss

 

Innovations or USPs

  • The kits are personalised to suit each customer.
  • House visits during first consultation is done to equip the consumer with tools and practical knowledge.
  • The company engages with the customer till they receive their first harvest.

Related engineering, science or business topics

Agricultural science

Ecology

Awards & recognitions

The founders, Archana Stalin and Stalin Kalidoss were covered by several newspapers in their early stages of organic farming.

Other interesting highlights

They would like to also focus on school based gardening through the following:

  • One day hands on workshops
  • 2-3 months programme in the school’s premises
  • Farm visits for children  


Office located at:

Mugalivakkam

Videos

My Harvest Farms

My Green Organic Farm

What is Organic Farming?

Take a journey for this topic: Learn more, experience stuff, do something...

Know more about the people behind this

myHarvest Farms- Experience farming! : The company explains how urban dwellers can experience organic farming within the boundaries of the city.

myHarvest Farms Helps Urbanites Grow Chemical-Free Food And Experience ‘Real’ Farming : The article talks about how the founders established My Harvest Farms over the years.

Make a visit to get a first-hand experience

My Harvest Farms : The company's office is at Mugalivakkam.

Involve yourself/participate in activities

My Harvest Farms - List of Farms : You can contact the company and visit their farms to see how organic farming is done.

Purchase the product/solution

My Harvest Farms - Products : You can check the vegetables' details available for your family's needs on their website.

Connect with experts

Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) : TNAU provides regular training on organic farming methods.

Tamil Nadu Organic Certification Department : Tamil Nadu Organic Certification Department carries out the certification of Agricultural Organic Product, Processing, and Trade under National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP).

Experiment through do-it-yourself projects

Organic gardening: How to grow an organic vegetable garden : This video provides the beginner knowledge in terms of tools and compost needed for an organic farm in their backyard.

How to Grow Organic Vegetables on Your Roof Top : The video provides understanding in how one can grow a variety of greens and vegetables in the space constraints of a terrace.

Best Vegetables Grow in Containers : Using everyday items available in the house, the video specifies how one can become an organic farmer.

How To Grow Vegetables in Containers-Summer/Rainy Season Special : This video describes what kind of vegetables one can grow during summer or the rainy season.

Learn more

Sustainable Agriculture : The video describes the realities surrounding current farming practises and how sustainable agriculture is better for us and the planet.

What is Organic Farming ? : This article describes the benefits in choosing organic products.