Be a Conservationist, a Social Enabler and Enrich your life through your own city garden.
BhuVana is an endeavor to create gardens in every urban neighborhood. We believe that the only way this can happen is by creating social entrepreneurs amongst the gardener community in every locality. Having your friendly neighborhood mali to implement and maintain your garden in a professional manner can make plants be part of every household.
Meet Sudhakar. He is our first social entrepreneur “Urban Mali”. Sudhakar is originally from Nelvagale village in Hoskote grama. Just like many rural folks, he moved to the city in search of better job prospects. His rural upbringing gives him great knowledge in working with plants in gardens or farms. He is also very well versed with traditional plants used for medicinal values. Working with different home-gardens over the last few years has given him the experience of working with vendors, clients, gardeners and the design team.
By empowering social entrepreneurs such as Sudhakar, we hope to provide a dignified enterprise opportunity for many knowledgeable and humble people. We have seen that most gardeners around cities, simply help you plant exotic species that are available in nurseries and do not bat an eyelid when it comes to spraying pesticides as that is what they see as selling services amongst urbanites. We are on a mission to empower them with tools that show to every urbanite aspiring to have a garden, the best choices to make when it comes to plants and pesticides. We advocate only native plants and use of natural methods for managing pests and nutrients that are friendly to the soil and environment. We would love to see the day when native plants are the first option for a garden and when every urban space becomes a rich ecosystem which is biodiverse and healthy, despite the concrete structures that crop up every so often. We realise that this will happen if all Malis in a city help to promote this cause.
How the Urban Mali Initiative works?
1. Call us and let us know the details of your space and your preferences
2. An Urban Mali will visit to analyse the space, take pictures and let you know what is possible
3. He will get back to you with a budget, plans and an estimate of how long the project will take with our guidance
4. The Mali comes to your place, sets up the garden and gives you tips to take care of your garden
5. In the following months, he will follow up on maintenance and regular visits if you wish to opt for this service, too.
The time taken to set up the garden will depend on the size of the space and the requirements of the client.
Like us to set up your garden soon? Call Vandana @ 9535025938 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
I was extremely satisfied with Sudhakars work. It is very hard to find a good gardener these days, and I am very happy to have met him. He handled the plants with a lot of care and I love my new space. The urban mali is a nice initiative and I wish ArtyPlantz all the best. – Heena Pari (artist)