OUR STORY

Sowing Seeds of

Upaj Farm

Avanee Jain studied architecture but always felt a pull towards agriculture. Following her heart, she decided to take up a small piece of family-owned land in Vadodara, Gujarat. That's how Upaj Farm started.

Upaj Farm's

Mission

At its core, Upaj wants to "connect" urbanites, especially kids to nature.

Germination of

Grow It Yourself Kits

We developed the Grow It Yourself (GIY) Kits to make gardening a part of urban lifestyles. Our GIY Kits have all you need and easy instructions to start "farming".

 

Why GIY?

Reduce Carbon Footprint

Grow fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers in your own balcony or home garden.

Organic Produce

With our GIY Kits you can grow organic, chemical-free, pesticide-free vegetables and fruits right at your home. Nothing tastes better than fresh fruits or vegetables straight off the plant.

Getting Closer To Nature

With our busy urban lives, we are getting away from nature and its benefits. Gardening can be therapeutic and spiritual. Working in the soil and watching the garden grow can make you feel like you are a part of something larger. Plus, gardening is a great way to teach your children the love for nature and to be responsible and patient.

Enable Communities

Upaj Farm employs women to produce GIY Kits; sources seeds from rural women to help support their families.

Reduce Carbon Footprint

Grow fresh vegetables, herbs and flowers in your own balcony or home garden.

Organic Produce

With our GIY Kits you can grow organic, chemical-free, pesticide-free vegetables and fruits right at your home. Nothing tastes better than fresh fruits or vegetables straight off the plant.

Getting Closer To Nature

With our busy urban lives, we are getting away from nature and its benefits. Gardening can be therapeutic and spiritual. Working in the soil and watching the garden grow can make you feel like you are a part of something larger. Plus, gardening is a great way to teach your children the love for nature and to be responsible and patient.

Enable Communities

Upaj Farm employs women to produce GIY Kits; sources seeds from rural women to help support their families.

Come, join us in creating an “Urban Farming Culture” and create a greener world for our future generations.

RECOGNITION

Meet Our Team

Avanee Jain, Architect

Founder

A creative optimist, she’s the one with the product ideas and the vision, and she makes them happen.

Girish Manglani, B.E.

Marketing & Business Development

Girish is in charge of marketing and business development. He makes sure Upaj keeps growing without any limitations.


Ankur Jain, B.E., M.B.A. (IIM Bangalore)

Operations

The man with a knack for operations. He oversees our manufacturing and makes sure we grow smoothly.


Aarti Bhushan, B.Sc. Horticulture, M.Sc. Agriculture

R&D and Product Development

Anything to do with plants and dirt, variety selection, running quality checks on our seeds and planting advice—is her thing. She also has a deep passion to share this knowledge in practical ways so it can become part of the fabric of daily urban life.

Anand Patel, Master of Rural Studies

Principal Farmer

Since graduating from Gandhi College, Bhavnagar, Anand has been a bright part of Upaj from it’s foundation years. He brings the joy of caring and growing to our urban growers everyday. He is currently pursuing masters degree in organic agriculture and devotes his time to researching about organic pest control and growing techniques.

GROW MORE, SPEND LESS!