Qualification

Honours Graduate in Environmental Sciences, Mt. Holyoke College, Environmental Science, US

Speciality

·         Environmental Analyses ·         Food Producer

Experience

12 Years

About

Gaytri Bhatia was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and graduated with honours in Environmental Sciences from Mount Holyoke College in the US. In 2003, she co-authored a publication in the Ecosystems journal, on the role of wetlands in absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide, and presented this at national Science Symposiums in the US. Subsequently, Gaytri worked as a consultant to the US Environmental Protection Agency, developing Corporate Green Programs, and analyzing/reporting on the state of Industrial toxic emissions to air, water, and land. She returned to India in 2008 to pursue her passion at a grassroots level. Using her family farm, Vrindavan, as a model, Gaytri has combined her academic research practices with local, sustainable and organic agricultural techniques to grow food that is nourishing, clean and environmentally responsible. She now regularly supplies mangoes, moringa, tisanes, and other goodies to markets and restaurants across Mumbai. As a result of her efforts, she was invited as a delegate and speaker at Terra Madre Giovani, We Feed the Planet (Milan 2015); The Manifesto, A letter to the World (Milan 2015), World Environment Day, Marine Plaza Hotel (Mumbai 2015), Western Indian Culinary Association, Chef Alliance (Mumbai 2013).

Blogs & articles