Beejpatra: Third Leaflet | Jul’21

We are happy to present the third leaflet of our ‘urban farming’ periodical- BeejPatra. BeejPatra provides a space for the urban farming community to present, talk about and propagate different ways in which citizens can make cities beautiful, socially just, more self-reliant, and free.

The third leaflet focuses on various urban farming initiatives taking place across Indian cities either on an individual or community level. The leaflet showcases stories drawn from the urban farming community of individuals for whom urban farming is a personal, emotional, and social activity as well as case studies of cities where it is a well-integrated practice in urban and peri-urban areas and contributes to making a sustainable city.

People’s Resource Centre is indebted to Deborah Dutta for accepting our invitation to be the guest editor of this volume. Apart from her, we could not have produced this leaflet without the efforts of Akshita and Avikal from PRC, the other two members of the editorial collective for the third leaflet. On behalf of the editorial collective, PRC welcomes your feedback and suggestions on the leaflet. Please write to us at

For the urban farming community to grow and thrive, collaboration is essential. Therefore we invite urban cultivators, researchers and enthusiasts to share their experiences and ideas. You can share with us-

  • Your experiences (or experiences of your friends/relatives) of farming in the house, terrace or balcony
  • Essay, article, brief report etc. on community initiative of farming or encouraging farming in cities
  • Discussion on technical and theoretical questions related to urban farming
  • Brief of original research work, short notes, or comments related to urban farming

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