What keeps us busy
Urban Harvest is primarily into growing Dutch Roses in hi tech poly houses since its inception. Currently Urban Harvest does Dutch Rose cultivation in 4 acres of Poly house. Dutch rose cultivation is a very niche segment. It’s highly capital intensive and it is quite labor intensive as well. But on the sunny side, there is consistent demand and a rose stem can fetch you upwards of Rs5 which can go up to Rs20 during the peak season in the domestic market.
Urban Harvest started two different ventures within close circle of friends and relatives who were interested in agriculture. In the first project, we assisted folks in acquiring land and setting up the greenhouses. As part of the second project we helped set up Orchards on leased lands. All these projects are run by Urban Harvest on profit sharing basis.
There is a compelling need for the harried and stressed out city dweller to get away from the rigors of traffic, noise and air pollution. Urban Harvest Tourism aims to provide this escape chute to the lap of nature where guests can unwind for a day or couple of days in serene surroundings, breathe in the fresh unpolluted air and indulge in fun activities in the open. Cottages, platforms, tents, farming, vegetable picking, camping, biking and much more in store.
Organic Cultivation and Veggies at doorstep
Over the past 3 years, Urban Harvest gained expertise in organic vegetable cultivation. We reverted to our age old systems of cultivation which is simpler and healthier than chemical farming. We replaced pesticides & chemicals with some natural concoctions like neem oil, pungam oil, agnishastra, 3g solution, panchagavya, vermiwash, vermicomposting, farm yard manure, panchagavya, jeevamrita etc. We also ran our own online retail venture as www.farmbox.in. As a pilot for 6 months, the online retailing was done in 4 apartments/layouts through farmbox.in. Customers were supplied with fresh organic vegetables at doorstep weekly.
Promoters with a passion for innovation in agriculture have transformed an idea to an agri start up within a couple of years. Urban Harvest, based in Denkanikottai, 35 kms off Hosur is an Agri startup founded by 3 IT professionals in 2014, with a vision to make agriculture profitable. Urban Harvest, aims to bridge the gap between market demand and supply by bringing in innovations in agriculture. Urban Harvest has been into Dutch Rose cultivation since its inception. Currently Urban Harvest does Dutch Rose cultivation in 4 acres of Polyhouse. Over the past 3 years, Urban Harvest has gained expertise in Open field cultivation as well. Urban Harvest grows Organic Veggies and had run their own online retail venture. Apart from their own projects, Urban Harvest also has two different ventures for like minded people who are either looking at building an alternate career in agriculture or considering agriculture as an investment.
4 acres of dutch roses under polyhouses
4 acres of Orchard cultivation in open field growing Guava and Fig
2 Acres of Polyhouses and 4 acres of Orchard for investors
Urban Harvest Tourism aims to provide this escape chute to the lap of nature where guests can unwind for a day or couple of days in serene surroundings, breathe in the fresh unpolluted air and indulge in fun activities
Meet the founders