THE GARDEN UP STORY

Garden Up was born out of an urge to convert a tiny hostel room into a private little sanctuary. Should have been easy, there was no dearth of content explaining the 'how to'. The only trouble was a researcher's mind, fixated with the 'why'. Garden Up is a chronicle of all the Eureka moments of a curious green ninja, enlivened by creativity. Since May 2017, our tribe has grown and diversified rapidly. So has our content and the ways we deliver it. But behind everything that we do, our motivation remains a fierce commitment to spreading the message of green living, the heart and soul of Garden Up.

About the Garden Up girl

Hi,

I am Ekta, a researcher and an entrepreneur, living in Mumbai.

I spent a decade studying Ecology, ranging from soil nutrient dynamics in the forests of southern India to sustainable farming practices among communities in the Himalayas. After finishing my PhD from IISc Bangalore, I decided to make a career in digital media and edutainment through my own venture, Garden Up, a logical extension to our successful Youtube channel.  

 

The dilemmas of urban existence throw obvious challenges while I try to find the right balance: so now I grow my own greens and order my pizza with extra cheese. Garden Up is the sum total of finding that balance, my contribution to a silent, yet powerful green revolution that's taking place in urban homes. 

Hey beginners, listen...

Congratulations! you have signed up for an inexpensive and therapeutic hobby that'll result in a healthier lifestyle. 

Don't worry if you have killed a plant or two in the past. We all have, I still do. 

Let's start over.

  • Try simple plants that you can actually harvest and eat. It will give you a sense of achievement, the biggest motivator to continue. Gardening is an acquired skill, and nothing that can be learned has to be boring or messy.  

  • If you have questions that remain unanswered on Garden Up, leave them for us to work on.

What you'll get on Garden Up

Tons of stuff, from ideas to products, but nothing that's not beautiful. There is something for everyone who wants to make a difference to the way they live. 

Specifically, you can look for

  • Gardening 'why' and 'how to'

  • Decor ideas 

  • Exclusive decor and gardening products

  • Advice on sustainable living

Most importantly, you'll find a way to connect with a community of like- minded people. If you are a pro at something that's worth sharing with the tribe, Garden Up is also your stage. 

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