COURSE TITLE: FHAM Veggie Farming Course

Explore Integrated Urban Farming

Why Urbanites have to go through this course…..?

1)     To become an Urban Farmer
2)     To Be a Part of Social Change
3)     To get an business opportunity
4)     To be self-employed.

By considering the above consequences we have come up with few easier technologies where the urbanites
can grow their own food without any chemical impact on their body and that is included in this FHAM veggie farming course.

Features of the Training

This course is a fine blend of theory & practical.

  • To discover the best way of urban farming
  • To exploit minimum space – maximum yield through Integrated Nutrient Management
  • To learn the secrets of easy and simplest gardening methodologies.
  • To develop urban farming skills with lot of fun and play.
  • To explore large scale farming during field visits.
  • To frame an idea of soil preparation and container selection
  • To experience the skills and techniques of plant care.
  • To identify and study the management of different insects, diseases and disorders
  • To know the magic of decomposition in preparing different manures and plant tonics.
  • To learn Recycling and re-using techniques – to be eco-friendlier.
  • To Aquent low maintenance tips, easy and cost-effective methods of urban farming.
Registration :

Course Title                                                

FAHM Veggie farming course


3 months

Class commencement

Tuesday and Thursday


10.30 AM to 1.30 PM (3 hours)

No. of Classes


Batch Strength


Medium of teaching

Kannada and English

Course Fee

MRP Rs 30,000   (On offer) Rs 14,999/-

Who can apply

Who has interest in growing plants (Students, Youngsters, Working people, Business professionals, Retired people, House wives)

Last Date for Applying

Soon will be announced

  Note:   1) First 15 candidates will be given priority

              2) Full fee payment during the registration.





1) Introduction to Integrated Urban Farming

  • What it is
  • Why Integrated Urban Farming
  • How it can be implementable

2) Garden Planning

  • Planning of Terrace, Balcony, Front yard, Backyard and Land for gardening
  • Layout designing
  • Container Placement
  • Drainage and water proofing

3) Selection of Container, Seeds and Saplings & Water Management

  • Different types of Containers
  • Nati seeds
  • Hybrid seeds
  • Seed Treatment
  • How to extract seeds
  • How to save seeds
  • Sapling tray
  • Sapling production
  • Sapling care.
  • Best time and quantity of watering

 Exposure Visit

5)     Plant Care operations - I

  • Thinning : Why, How and its benefits
  • Weeding : Why, How and its benefits
  • Suckers Removal : Why, How and its benefits
  • Staking- Pandal Structure/Creeper Structure

6)     Plant Care operations - II

  • Soil Loosening
  • Pruning and its importance
  • Mulching: Why, How and its benefits  
  • Benefits of sapling tray implementation.

7)     Pest Management


  • Pest Identification
  • Types of pest
  • Best ways of Control

8)     Disease Management

  • Disease Identification
  • Types of Diseases
  • Best ways of Control

9)     Integrated Nutrient Management – I

  • Essential Plant Nutrients
  • Role of different nutrients (Pictorial diagram)
  • Sources of nutrients
  • Nutrient composition of different sources.
  • Impact of different nutrient sources on human and nature.
  • Impact of INM on yield

10)  Integrated Nutrient Management – II

  • How to apply
  • Why to apply
  • When to apply
  • Where to apply
  • Application intervals for Fruits, Vegetables, Flowers and herbs.
  • Combination of nutrients 

11)  Village Story Visit

  • Exploring the FHAM-Veggie cultivation in Land.

12)  Harvesting

  • Stage of Harvesting
  • Harvesting tools
  • Post-harvest care
  • Crop rotation
  • Soil rejuvenation for next seeding.

 Mid-Term Examination

14)  Composting – I (Solid manure preparation)

  • How to do composting
  • Methodologies of composting
  • Different products of Composting

15)  Composting – II (Liquid manure preparation)

  • Difference between Solid and liquid manures.
  • Preparation of Peel compost tonic

16)  Ornamental plants – Session -I

  • Classification of Ornamental plants
  • Flowering plant production and care
  • Foliage plant production and care  

17)  Ornamental plants – Session -II

  • Cactus gardening and design
  • Indoor Plants and care
  • Tree planting and Care

18)  Terrace Garden Visit

  • Exploring the FHAM-Veggie cultivation in Magic Planter Boxes.

19)  Fruit Production

  • Planting material selection
  • Pruning
  • Nutrient Management
  • Fruiting season and Harvesting

20)  Exotic vegetables

  • Introduction to Exotic vegetables production

21)  Aromatic & Herbal Garden

  • Aromatic plants
  • Herbal plants
  • Growing techniques

22)                       Nature Farm  

23) Mushroom Cultivation

  • Types of Mushrooms
  • Cultivation Methods
  • End -Term Examination


Result Assessment and Certification





Mr. Shekar, Banaswadi

Terrace Garden Visit - Exploring the FHAM-Veggie cultivation in Grow bags.

Village Story

Land Garden Visit - Exploring the FHAM-Veggie cultivation in Land.

Major. Diwakar

Terrace Garden Visit - Exploring the FHAM-Veggie cultivation in Magic Planter Box.

Field Visit

  • Exploring Nature farm
  • Vineyard/ Sericulture/ Rose Plantation


  • GCTC under My Dream Garden provided training to more than 5000 Urban Farmers
  • We have a collaboration with Many Gardening Organization & Companies
  • Graduates in Agriculture/Horticulture/Biological Science
  • Experiential learning undergraduate Students
  • Entrepreneurs both present and prospective
  • Foreign Trainees
  • N.G.O’s
  • Corporate sponsored farmers/growers
  • School Children Exposure visits & School Gardening Courses
  • Expert Urban Farming Trainers


GCTC provides short term (exposure visits), long term trainings for 5-7 days and certificate courses up to
5 months which includes interactive lectures, hands on training, demonstrations and exposure visits to nearby farms and markets, business opportunities and Self-Employment.

Class Commencement Date: Soon will be announced (Tuesday and Thursday Weekly 2 Days)


Ashok Kumar K.C

Mr. Ashok Kumar K. C

Experience of 6 years in Urban farming who had trained around 2000 people all over Bengaluru

Rajendra Hedge

Mr. Rajendra Hegde.

An entomologist and had a very conscious knowledge about pest management. Working from past 20 years on natural home remedies to control insects.

Vani Murthi

Vani Murthy

BBMP brand ambassador for composting who had inspired around 1 lakh people on composting.

Noor Fathima

Mrs. Noor Phathima

Environmental activist and a hard-core urban gardener has an experience with plants from years.

Mrs Gangappa

Mr. Gangappa Hombal,

Has experience in the field of Horticulture from past  years who can teach the real skill of agri – business.



NAME : Niveditha Kuttappa
PLACE: Coorg, Chikkamagalur
EDUCATION: B.E. in Computer Science


Here is story of a girl🙎 from Coorg☔, which is called as a Scotland🌧 of India🌍, well known for tasty coffee☕, Beautiful greenery🌿🌳 with Ghat sections🛣. I am Niveditha Kuttappa🤩 born and brought up with this kind of nature in a Middle-class family👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 leading a comfortable life.

I was born in the Year 1995 where my parents had a lot of Struggles in their life. Inspite of all these problems, they never said No for the things that I wanted and needed. I am the little girl🙎 of my family👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 who is very much stubborn for the things that needed for me. I completed my Schooling in Residential school 🏫where I learnt lot many things doing all by myself☺. After completion of Schooling I dreamed🤩 to become doctor 👩🏻‍⚕so I taught to Join Science stream. My dad took me to admission in SDM College, Ujire, where I did not get Science stream 😞 as I was too late for the admission. My friend got a seat in Science stream whereas I got seat in Commerce department. But with influence from Some Politician, our Principal accepted to give seat in Science stream but with different combination PCMS. Then I joined the same, by giving up my wish to become a Doctor👩🏻‍⚕😞. Later I completed Pre-University, it was the time to join U.G. Course where I wanted to do Engineering👩🏻‍💻, but my parents joined me to do B.Sc as my Degree🙃. But as I was strongly💪 determined to do Engineering, I left my food for a week, stopped talking to my dad and brother. Later they also fulfilled my wish of joining Engineering, even though my Brother still opposed me.

Here starts my BE Life, I was the most pet😍, admiring student of our class, I was not much marks oriented😝, as theory was boring always😖. I was very much interested in Practical things and extra curriculum activities⛹‍♀🏌‍♀🏸.

After completion of BE I left coorg and came to Bangalore, joined 6 months JAVA and MANUAL TESTING Course, after that I started searching 🔍for jobs but I was afraid of how people and new places will be and I stopped attending interviews for the same afraid. Later with reference of my brother, I joined My Dream Garden🌿🌱, where I learnt lot many things by doing many mistakes. Every mistake of mine has been accepted by MDG and given a chance to correct and I am guided in the right way. From every mistake I made, I learnt some new lessons. As I was from farming background it did not take much time to learn about gardening. Initially I started working in Garden Maintenance Department in which I used to collect photos after maintenance, Maintain seed stock, Gardeners Kit materials and tools, report Generation, files segregation etc   I learnt here all practically by doing myself from seeds sowing, Irrigation, weeding, cleaning, staking, harvesting, medicine spray, Nutrient application and took all observations and recorded. I was trained under GCTC, where I learnt from identification of seeds, Potting media and its preparation, growing of plants🌱, Thinning, mulching, harvesting, Pest and disease management, Pollination, all in a scientific way. I will be always thankful 🙏🏻My Dream Garden and GCTC for training me in such a way. I feel proud🙎that I am not less than any agriculture or horticulture graduate, as I am completely from non-farming background in my studies. It always gives me immense pleasure to learn new things from each and everyone even from Mamu to our CEO Ashok sir.
GCTC helped me to improve my Professional skills, Vocabulary skills, Human resource management, Business tactics, Personality development, Time🕐 management, New innovations🤩 and ideas to improve myself😊.  So, at the end I will conclude saying that for learning new things courses, age, time doesn't matter. Our interest, eager, humbleness and determination to learn will take us somewhere which even we can’t think. I always feel proud to say that I am trained under GCTC.



NAME : Manjula B.M.
PLACE: Chintamani, Chikkaballapura  
EDUCATION: B.Sc. Sericulture


I am Manjula from Chintamani. Basically, born in middle class family. I completed my primary education in government school and then I perceived science in P.U.C. After completion of P.U.C. I was in dilemma that what to do next. Many of my friends and relatives suggest to join agriculture course as it has very good scope and there is lot of job opportunities. Then I decided to join agriculture. My father faced many struggles to pay fees for me and my brother at the same time. As I was a merit student I got many scholarships, with this I completed my B.Sc. agriculture with gold medal. My parents felt very happy when I received gold medal from Honourable Governor. I got MSc seat in reputed university, I was interested to do my post graduation in entomology. But because of financial problem I unable to do my M.Sc. Then I decided to do job to support my family. When I  started searching for job I faced many problems, I worked in a bank for 2 months, but I didn’t have self-satisfaction, because I was interested to do job in agriculture related companies to explore my knowledge and to learn new things. So, I left the job then I found My Dream Garden in Facebook which is mainly related to terrace gardening. After entering into My Dream Garden with theoretical knowledge, I learned many things practically, and also I improved my communication skills, confidence, and personality. MDG has provided a good platform to explore my knowledge and to learn new things related to plants scientifically. Then I was trained under GCTC. GCTC played a major role in building my confidence, and customer handling, and also shows the ways to become an entrepreneur. So, join GCTC if you want to be self-employed and become an urban farmer. Have your own garden, consume fresh vegetables, and lead a healthy and happy life.


Greeshma Reddy

NAME : Greeshma Reddy
PLACE: Bhadravathi, Shimoga district
EDUCATION: M.Sc. Horticulture


Greeshma Reddy, born and brought up in a middle-class family in Bhadravathi, Shimoga district and the only daughter to the entire family. I did not grow with my parents but instead with my grandparents where I was taken care more than my parents. Our family was rich in self-respect but poverty made us strong to get popularize in our community where we use to struggle even for one-time meals. Even my grandparents did not worry but took care of me in that condition and admitted me to the top most school in Bhadravathi, even many of the people asked why so risk to educate a girl child. The only reply of my family was she should not be like us.

I grew up observing the family conditions which made me to take a strong decision that I have to make my parents proud and happy at least for the rest of their life. But god was jealous about my decision and took away my father who was my major strength to achieve my goals. That was a crucial time for my mother to take decision about our survival, sometimes life teaches us to be strong even which made my mother more courageous to handle situations and with her determination today I proudly say I have completed my Masters in Horticulture because of my mother with many hurdles on our way both socially and financially.

After completion of my studies I was sitting idle at home without job for 2 months which made my relatives to scold my mother about my higher education and joblessness, but my mother's silence made me to acquire a job as Lecturer in a private university but after some days I was placed at My Dream Garden as a Research Associate. With my hard work, courage and determination given by team today I am able to handle thousands of clients with any background in our workshops, live shows and customers meetings. These all happened because of Green City Training Confederation which gave me hopes, strength, courage, motivation to learn life in all ways. Now I am able to lead my life as my parents wanted. Today all my family members and relatives are proud watching me in Facebook and YouTube as one of their favourite host in the field of gardening.
Yes, it's true, difficult roads always leads to beautiful destinations; my difficulties, problems gave me strength which made me a beautiful sculpture today to achieve my goals and yet more to achieve.


Kavitha B.M

NAME : Kavitha B.M.
PLACE: Uttara Kannada 
EDUCATION: B.Sc. Horticulture


I am Kavita B.M. from Uttara kannada. Born and brought up in a middle-class family, where no one is aware of agriculture and farming but I was interested in plants and gardening. I completed my schooling from JNV North Canara and after completion I thought it was the right time to choose agriculture for the degree course. The course was mostly of theoretic rather than practical. After completion, due to some hindrances I could not apply for M.Sc. and started to take coaching for Banking exams. But the time lapse between banking exams was too far so I thought of giving a try to jobs related to agriculture. Being a girl, it was very difficult to find a job because wherever I go, they ask mainly about experience and preferred boys than girls.

So, I tried my best and approached risks about jobs but could not get any. So, someone referred me about My Dream Garden, an independent organisation that excels in terrace gardening. And without delay I approached them and got selected in the interview. I always wished to work in agriculture related company and MDG was like boon for me to learn more about gardening. It was my pleasure to be trained under GCTC that made me unemployed to self-employed. It gave me new opportunities and courage to face any hurdles that came in my way.
A big thanks to GCTC and My Dream Garden.



Dakshayini S

NAME : Dakshayini S.
PLACE: Bangaepete, Kolar


My Name is Dakshayini S. I have grown up as a Younger child of my family. During my childhood I have grown up in the Village where we have so many pet animals in home and a nice garden around my home. Growing Around them made me love them like anything.

I have completed my Schooling in my hometown where we used to learn so many things. In my school I used to participate in the Essay writing competition in which I have achieved the writing skills. After my successful completion of the Schooling my parents thought of sending me to Secondary education. I have completed my primary education in the year 2013
In Primary education I was very interested about the subject “Science”. So, I thought of electing Science as my elective subject in my Secondary education. I have joined to a well-known college nearby my hometown to pursue my Secondary education. I have completed the Secondary in the year 2015.

After the Completion of the Secondary education, I was very much interested on Agriculture field as my father is a farmer. I thought of excelling in the same field. Unfortunately, due to the Scoring of the entrance exam I lost the opportunity to study Agricultural B.Sc. But still then I did not lose the interest to learn and taken B.Sc. CBZ as my subject for career.

For my Graduation degree, I chose to study in a small city which is well known for its heritage which includes well known places which we can use it for our research work. In my college we used to have so many industrial trips for research work. Once we visited the Nandi Hills which is famous for its environment for research on plants. Once we visited the KOMUL where we have learned how the Quality milk products are delivered to the customers.

After the completion of my graduation degree I was searching a job suited for my profile. Meanwhile I was searching the jobs in government sector. Between I got the opportunity to attend interview in “My Dream Garden” with the help of my sisters’ friend. It was a nice experience on the day of interview. Interviewer was very friendly, because of which I did my interview well without any concerns.
I was appointed as a Jr. Accountant in My Dream Garden. Here you might have got doubt on my education and Profession. A person who completed her degree in Science working as Accountant. Yes, Beginning I also got the same doubt but later, I have crossed all the consequences and working as a Jr. Accountant successfully with the help of My Dream Garden Staff.

I am passionate about my work. Because I love what I do, I have a steady source of motivation that drives me to do my best. In my job, this passion led me to challenge myself daily and learn new skills that helped me to do better work. For example, I taught myself how to learn the accounting methodologies and learned with the help of my seniors and achieved a bit.

One good thing what I liked about My work place is its Garden. It was in the same way what I thought of working. Here the Staff are very friendly, in case of any problem they will solve it very quickly and in Smarter way.
As this is my first job in my career. I felt My Dream Garden family as my family. I liked my work place very well because If I am very much stressed about the work I can go and spend some quality time in My Garden which is like a stress buster. Coming to my work I need to communicate with all the team members about Finance, Expenses and solving problems and more through which my communication skills have increased.
At last I would like to thank GCTC (Green City Training Confederation) because of this I learned more things about gardening and improved my speaking skills. This is a good platform for learners. And also, I would like to thank all my staff members for their encouragement and support towards me. Thank you, My Dream Garden, and GCTC


NAME : Tahaseen
PLACE: Bagepalli, Chikkaballapur
EDUCATION: M.Sc. Horticulture


This is Tahaseen, M. Sc. In Horticulture. As borne from the Muslim community, I have brought up in more conservative way. My parents are more supportive and friendly. My dad is basically a farmer and my mom is home-maker. My parents wish was to effectuate me to lead a Royal life which they were cursed to have. They joined me in the English medium school from Pre-Nursery itself in the Bagepalli town, during my childhood we were lived at village called Maraganakunte. My parents struggled a lot to give me an English medium study and for that they divided from the joint family of 22 members into a nuclear family and shifted to the town, where we are living since past 20 years. As my dad was graduated, they came to Bangalore in search of job and worked for 4 years. After that started their own business of Hardware’s. It was too hard to pay the school fees for 3 children and to fulfil our basic needs. So, my mother joined teaching field to get additional income to bring us up. At last, I got the seat through CET to the Horticulture degree. I perceived my Graduation in Horticulture from College of Horticulture, Sirsi, University of Horticultural sciences, Bagalkot. I got the seat for Master’s degree in Horticulture and I successfully with my parents and Friends support for financial hardships which I can’t express.

There was an array of hopes that I will get placed at any Government Services immediately after my graduation in Agriculture. But, the real fact we the Agriculture and Horticulture graduates facing is the lack of placements neither Government sectors nor Private organizations. I wish to share reality of Agriculture and Horticulture graduates seeking for Job is that, Once Coconut development board had called for Technical officer post of 2 vacancies. I was in shock to see the footfall of nearly 300 graduates for only of 2 posts. Then only, actually I came to know the reality of life.

Fortunately, I got to know about My Dream Garden. Attended the interview at My Dream Garden and got placed immediately on the next day itself. It was God’s grace to make me a part of MDG. This organization has given a platform to grew from an employee to an entrepreneur. This is nourishing me to learn more practicality, personality, dreaming to be an achiever and to be an adventurous. I’m getting trained from GCTC all the above sayings. Now, I’m more capable and self-confident that I can lead my life more Royal as my Parent’s dream. My heartfelt Thanks to GCTC and My Dream Garden team to train me to such a great level.


Maithri G.L

NAME : Maithri G.L.
PLACE: Bedarashivanakere, Chitradurga
EDUCATION: B.Sc. Horticulture


Life is a journey, it’s in our hands to make it worthful. Yes, its true to create our way of life we lead, the way we are examples to others. Being heard this quote from years and years in my school and college, I decided to study hard and to get good marks, so that I can own a good job and dignity in my life.

I am Maithri . From a village near to Chitradurga, completed bachelors in horticulture from university of horticulture, Bagalkot. When I got distinction in SSLC, I got good appreciation from relatives and family. The same thing repeats when I came up with good marks at P.U.C and degree. When I completed my P.U.C, There was a misbelief at that time i.e. agriculture or horticulture graduates get a high payed job, immediately after completion of the degree. So I decided to join one of these streams. I got a seat in B.Sc. horticulture at 2014.   I was in a day dream that I can get this type of appreciation and support from my family, friends and relatives all the time of my life and I am living with that perception only up to completion of my education.  But my fate waiting to make me a fool silently. Yes, all the appreciation, support disappeared in the air when I was jobless.

I am jobless ; not because I don’t have any talent , knowledge or inability to do a job ,its because I am a woman and I am incapable to do the same job as much as a man. It’s because of the foolish thought of our so called society which worships so many goddess every day.

I was stuck and drowned completely in the whorl pool of being jobless and annoyed by all. In my village I became the bad example to the parents who are giving higher education to their daughters. Finally, I decided to do something and came to Bangalore in search of a job. I came to know about One such company in which 70% of staff is females. Without much delay I came for interview and finally I got a job. When I came to the office, I was absolutely zero at handling customer and in actual practicality about business. At that time I realized the quality education, degrees, 16 years I spent in education all are restricted to only some numbers on the marks card.

Again, I started to lose hope about success. The time is always right to do what is right.  Then I trained under GCTC. GCTC played a major role in building my confidence, work efficiency and customer handling. Also shows the ways to become an entrepreneur. Now I am with a hope in life to become an entrepreneur. Thanks to GCTC trainers and My Dream Garden.


 Madhushree L. N.

NAME : Madhushree L. N.
PLACE: Shidlagatta, Chikkaballapura
EDUCATION: M.Sc. Horticulture


“Life is a Journey with Problems to solve and lessons to learn but most of all experiences to Enjoy”. Myself Madhushree LN Gowda, from the Land of Silk and Milk District Chikkaballapura. Completed my B.Sc Horticulture in College of Horticulture Kolar, Under the University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot.

Being an Elder Child in the Family, from the childhood I’m taking my own Self decisions. This led me to become Courageous, Independent and Super personality. Born in Middle Class Family, Father is an Illiterate, Every Girl Child is most affectionate and love towards her Father, but in my Life My Mother is Everything. She is my Role model. From Childhood I faced many struggles and difficulties, but my only Strength is- I will not think about any difficulties instead I will think for getting solutions to overcome the difficulties. In my Family I’m the decision maker in 90% of the works. My Father and Mother knows only the Farm work and even they worked for Daily wages to make money for our School Fees fulfil me and and my Brothers needs.  So, after coming from the school I used to do all House work and even the Farm Work to help my Parents.

I did my Schooling in the Small Village Called Hosahudya,  from the class 1 I’m the Topper, Best Student Awardee every Year, Very talented, Courageous, All-rounder, Very Enthusiastic, Simple. Every Teacher and friends liked me a lot. Completed my Schooling with Distinction and I’m the History breaker with my marks in SSLC so I got a chance to give Interview in One of the TV Channels. It is a life time memory for me.

I Passed my College with the Distinction again, As I’m from the Agriculture Background so I chose the Horticulture Degree for My Graduation. From the Childhood I’m very interested in plants, gardening and farm related works, So Horticulture became easy for me. All my friends were thinking to do M.Sc for the Post Graduation, But I thought to do Agri-Business Management (ABM), because I thought B.Sc knowledge is good enough to know about plants . So, I thought to go for Management course but due to Financial problem I chose to do job, Initially I was thinking that I will get job easily but when I enter into the field, I came to know the Reality, how hard the life is.

I have a good knowledge, Courage, Self-confidence, obedience but many of the companies rejected me only because I’m a Girl. Finally I got a Job in one of the Seed companies worked as a Project Co-ordinator, But I didn’t get the satisfaction, Work exposure and Confidence. I quit the Job there.

Maybe I’m a lucky person now, Because I got a job in My Dream Garden through Saravana Kumar Sir, Whatever I thought to achieve MDG shows me the way to achieve all my Dreams. On the first day itself MDG identified me and they added me in the Marketing Team. Initially I joined as a Marketing Co-ordinator, I started my work with a zeal to achieve something. I am heartfully thankful to Mr. Ashok Kumar Sir, He showed me the Path to achieve each and every step.  I improved My Personality, communication, Managerial skills, Analytical Skills Everything here. Within a span of 8 months I got promoted as Marketing Team lead, Initially I did many mistakes by the same time I have the acceptance nature, So, it is the main reason for my success and still be to successful.

I’m proud of GCTC where I’m getting other chance to still explore more which is developing me as an Entrepreneur, leader, Personality development. GCTC is a solution for all the garden related problems where everyone will get a knowledge about plants, it is another way to become fit financially, creating employments for the unemployed, frustrated, old enthusiasts towards nature and developing as an Entrepreneur by our own. I’m having a proud feeling that I’m a part of Spreading Greenery.
Thanks to My Dream Garden and GCTC.


Soumya S

NAME : Soumya S
PLACE: Sagara, Shimoga
EDUCATION: B.Sc. Horticulture


I am Soumya. Basically, from Malnad. I completed B.Sc. Horticulture under University of Horticultural Sciences Bagalkot.
Being born in middle class family, by birth itself I got to know the value of struggles and hardships. And from childhood my parents taught to stand on my own without depending on anyone. And being a second daughter, I got to know how difficult it is to have the life of a girl.

And my parents wanted me to complete this degree to have government job in this field which I was not interested in. They told me that this degree has huge scope. But after joining I got to know the reality behind this degree. It’s just about how we should fight for a single government seat being a General Merit student. And got to know how it’s difficult to get the job in this field in private organisations, especially being a woman.

And we the Malnad people love to live in greenery so I developed interest on landscape, flowers, ornamental plants and decided to be an entrepreneur in this field.

So while everyone were trying to get M.Sc. seat, I thought of getting job and having more experience in this interested field of mine. And some laughed at my decisions and said that I may fail. But I challenged myself and decided to be at higher position within 2 years before they complete their Masters. So I started finding the job.

When I attended my first interview, I became sad by being rejected just because I am a girl and they were looking at work efficiency. And after that in many companies I got rejected being a girl, also being a fresher. If everyone are looking at experience, who is there to give job for every fresher of this field. Then I came to know how difficult it is for a woman getting job in this horticulture field.

At the end I joined this organisation. When I joined here even my father laughed at me and said that am not going to get anything in private organisations, instead to write government exams and to have secured life. But I said him to talk after seeing my growth. According to me government job is for those people who doesn't want to explore anything in their life. If we really want to be successful, we should join private sector and know the struggles of life in every single step and to learn, to
explore our life.

And now I am happy that I joined this organisation which is supporting women employees and teaching all the skills and fulfilling their dreams.
And learning more and growing more. And I am having more knowledge on practical aspects regarding gardening especially on vegetable gardening which is getting more popularity now a days. I wasn't heard this concept anywhere before and after seeing I was so curious about the growth of veggies in small containers. And I clearly say that this is the best way of gardening (terrace and balcony) in every metropolitan city which have lost greenery and peacefulness. And being lived in their busy schedule this is a better way one can adapt, get involved in garden activities and to be healthy.
And GCTC is the concept which helped us in building our confidence, improved our skills and knowledge. And now I have confidence that I can be an entrepreneur and survive anywhere through this knowledge and skills. So, join GCTC if you want to be self-employed and become an urban farmer, have your own garden.

Thank you


Geetha S. G. Aradhya

NAME : Geetha S. G. Aradhya
PLACE: Sira, Tumkur
EDUCATION: B.Sc. Horticulture


I am Geetha Shree S G Aradya..
I am from Sira of Tumkur ..

Completed my graduation in College of horticulture Bangalore affiliated to University of horticultural sciences Bagalkot.

I am from a family background where most of the Indians are come from (Middle class). With lots of struggle and love I had been brought up in home as a ray of hope. My parents used to work on daily wage basis. I feel it was a wonderful life because every little thing would come to my home after so much of waiting with more excitement. When I was 12 year old we got a TV in our home with 1 year of saving from my mom and dad. Having family background quite adhesive to the agriculture , I got the idea to pursue my graduation in horticulture as it has vast scope in the carrier building too along with serving the farmer and mother nature.

Being a Horticultural degree graduate I had a passion towards horticulture and so many issues that farmers are facing. Thus I opted and want to be a Horticultrist with much more passion.
But beside my passion I should support my family financially very badly. Thus, I entered into private sector (My Dream Garden) job in my sector and in which subject I have studied 4 years investing all my interest and passion. I was little sarcastic towards govt job since my childhood because according to me we can't express our professional skills and passion altogether in govt job .So finally I found myself much more comfortable to be in My Dream Garden as I had good job , position in addition I haven't lost my passion too.

After entering MDG with all theoretical knowledge and vast conceptual wisdom about my subject , I was bit lag with my practical orientation towards my subject . But this MDG provided wonderful platform to improvise my professional skills practically. It put forth a frontier stage to gain confident and to deal with heterogeneous people and which helped me in exchange of knowledge , experience ,confidence, communication skills...

MDG has succeeded in this field because it has strong conceptual base. The concept is Terrace gardening a boon for most of the green lovers. A boon for the busy scheduled persons. Now at present scenario in the overcrowded cities like Bangalore you can't even imagine to grow vegetables on your own, in the premises of Ur home but MDG itself proved and stood very tall as evident proof that you can do it. It's been very innovative and very useful with all the concepts and things it has introduced to this society such as terrace gardening biodiversity garden etc

With all things keeping aside everyone living in cities have forgotten from where we have come from and where we are stood right now. From the womb of mother nature to the surrounding of concrete building. In each and every evolutionary step of human mother nature was with us but we have just come out of her by devastating the one who was/is/ will be with us (nature).Thus as solution for all of this MDG has brought a solution in the name of urban farming and to develop self-employers that is GCTC. I am proud to say that I have been trained and brought up under GCTC, now I have heights of knowledge and confidence to be an entrepreneur.

Thanks to GCTC and MDG


Navya Krishna

NAME : Navya Krishna
PLACE: Shidlagatta, Chikkaballapura
EDUCATION: M.Sc. Horticulture


Being and bought up as a elder daughter from a farmer family my parents wanted me to complete my under graduation in Horticulture and join for some Government job. All my classmates studied for years to clear their UPSC and Banking exams few awaited for Govt job. I was dreaming to achieve something in Horticulture where I thought to have a specialized degree and with a hard struggle I completed my M.Sc. in Vegetable Science. When I was out from the college, I realised the complexity of finding a job as a women in farming sector. Without analysing any educational achievements Agri companies rejected to provide job as I was a women. I was warned in my family to get married and everyone used to blame me as I couldn't able to get job. With many hardships I joined My Dream Garden where I was let to do planting in the garden. I was not at all confident about the way I was planting and also, I was surprised to see growing vegetables in containers which was entirely opposite to the methodologies what we are thought in our universities. I owed interest in Terrace gardening and started learning things by doing garden work and by visiting hundreds of gardens all around Bangalore at My Dream Garden for around 40 days. In those 40 days my perception of growing plants changed and I was so confident about planting techniques. After which I started discussing my Horticulture knowledge by blending it with my experience of visiting many terrace gardens to my research head who considered them and planned to implement many things in which all gave fruitful results.

Garden services was a challenging task in entire My Dream Garden Organization where I was waiting for an opportunity to work for. By interacting with thousands of people providing solutions to their garden problems, managing around 40 gardeners, implementing new ideologies to ease the process, looking at the research aspects, working on the revenue part which was done by a whole and sole woman who was rejected by many companies before. Never I felt pressurised to manage things because I was enjoying leading the people for a good will and loved that I am contributing to Greenify my India by educating people. My hard work and results was noticed by our Founder and CEO who involved me in many managemental decisions slowly and guided me about people management, Managerial aspects, Business pathways and problems in entrepreneurship with the intention to make us entrepreneurs who should not face the same struggles which he had faced during his 6 years of journey. I am overwhelmed to be a part of My Dream Garden and privileged to say that I am trained under the pilot project of GCTC to be self-employed. With all confidence I can now sustain as an entrepreneur and struggle to commercialize farming by adding lot of value to plants and to be a cause of social change.


Sandhya Rani

NAME : Sandhya Rani
PLACE: Kolar
EDUCATION: B.Sc. Horticulture


A Green Village with Farms, Pet Animals, Village games, Fairs. Wow! such a wonderful heaven of greenery where I was borne and bought up. As I was from a middle-class family, I was sent to free schooling in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kolar. After completion of Pre-University, my father who is basically a farmer wanted me to Join Horticulture to bring solutions that farmers face in farming field. Father; My best friend of my life, motivated and helped me for doing Herbarium, Models, Insect Collections, Projects etc where I furnished lot of joy and rejoice with my studies. He is one who made me what I am Today. As my father was a holder of Degree during 1980’s he also forced me to join Masters. But I rejected as my father felt ill and it was in high necessity to extend my help of earnings to my family. So I decided to join 3 moths UPSC coaching centre and completed it. Later the question arised...... what next???

As I was not much keen towards competitive examinations and immediate earnings was necessary, so I started attending interviews in many Agriculture Organizations who rejected me as I was a girl who cannot travel all along days and nights, few rejected as I was fresh candidate. With the reference of my friend I joined MY DREAM GARDEN where I was trained to work under Customer relationship management as E-mail Support and Research department. With my Fathers motivation of farming and the learnings about his experience about vegetable farming I used to connect it with terrace farming which made me do some research on Seed's germination and growth. I am happy to share that I would have no where got the recognition, training and opportunities which I got in My Dream Garden.  I’m proud ad grateful to say the iam the outcome of GCTC had thought me Personality development, Skill development, Resource management, Time management and entrepreneur ship skills. GCTC is the best platform to learn and explore the new things.


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