Who we are?
UOGI – Urban Organic Green India is a bridge between people who are willing to associate with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the authorities that provide waste management solutions. UOGI sensitizes people about waste management and its importance, especially in the Urban Areas, through their workshops.
UOGI also give demonstration on home composting. Also provide solutions for terrace garden installation.
Waste management and terrace garden are the way to sustainable lifestyle
Waste Management begins with Waste Segregation. It is the most important step. Segregate your waste in three major categories.
Wet Waste (veggie and fruit scrap, coffee ground, leaves, flower, twigs, seeds etc)
Recyclable Waste (Newspaper, scrap metal, Corrugated cardboard, Glass, paper)
Rejected Waste (Sanitary napkins, Disposable diapers, Worn-out rugs)
Terrace garden can help local communities in both economic and social ways. They allow people to have more connection to their food, as well as help stimulate a local economy.
The idea of UOGI originated with my arrival to Mumbai in the year 2012. I came here from Lucknow where most of the houses have lots of free/open spaces around which is mostly filled with greenery. That is something I missed a lot in Mumbai apartments. I started growing herbs in available space. Instead of buying plants I used to grow plants whose seeds are easily available in the kitchen like fenugreek, coriander, mint, tomato, chilli, mustard along with some plant that can be grown from cuttings like money plant, snake plant, succulent plants etc. This practice pushed me to look for more options in urban farming.
In the year 2017 my brother-in-law visited Israel and he told me about the modern agriculture techniques that Israelis are using and have optimized the production of various crops on a very small piece of land. This lead given by him enthused me a lot and I started researching it. Further, on seeing the condition of Mumbai and the exact requirement of households here I formulated the project and launched UOGI in 2018. Though 2 generations back, our forefathers were into Agriculture only but we got totally disconnected afterwards. I think this project is also the call of farmer genes in me.