Who Feeds Bengaluru @ PHYTOPIA

Have you ever wondered how food travels from the farm to the market to your plate and what are the different forces that shape the food culture of Bengaluru city? Would you like to explore the relationship that the city has with plants? Who Feeds Bengaluru is a deep-dive into Bengaluru, exploring the relationship that the city has with plants through a two-day workshop that includes talks, conversations and a little bit of cooking and creating.

22nd August | Saturday

Day 1 will have a series of short talks.

Talk #1 – 10.00 AM
Tales from a Seedkeeper
Speaker: Prabakhar Rao, Hariyalee Seeds

Talk #2 – 11.00 AM 
The Olericulture that Influenced Restaurant-Culture
Speaker: Nameet M, co-founder First Agro/Sakura Fresh

Talk #3 12.00 PM
A City of Plant-Based Identities
Speaker: Spurti Ravi, Food Scientist

Talk #4 – 1.00 PM
How to get your hands dirty – Virtually.
Speaker: Gitanjali Rajamani, Co-founder and COO, Farmizen

Talk #5 – 2.00 PM 

Urban Foraging 101
Speaker: Tansha Vohra, Permaculturist

23rd August | Sunday

Day 2 will have a series of short talks and a Cook-Along

Talk – 10.15 AM
Agro-cultural ecologies that shape the food system of and around
Speaker: Sheetal Patil, Azim Premji University

Talk 10: 45 AM
Farming in the City: linking urban agriculture
to people’s wellbeing and urban sustainability
Speaker: Chandni Singh, IIHS – Indian Institute for Human Settlements

Talk 11.00 AM
Learning from Doing: experiences of urban agriculture in Bengaluru
Informal discussion with 4 invited practitioners and a facilitated Q&A
Speaker: Prathigna Poonacha – IIHS

12.00 AM
The Cook-Along

A workshop with Chef Johnson, Chef Mythrayie & Chef Avinash from LORE


Who Feeds Bengaluru is organized by Science Gallery Bengaluru in collaboration with Edible Issues with support from the Bengaluru Sustainability Forum.

Science Gallery Bengaluru (SGB) is a public institution for research-based engagement at the interface between the natural and human sciences, engineering, and the arts. SGB offers exhibition seasons, fellowships, residencies, lab modules, learning and mentorship programmes, and Science with Society initiatives at our Public Lab Complex, Public Engagement Complex, and community spaces.

Edible Issues is a food systems collective fostering thought and action on the Indian food system innovation, through public participatory events, research projects, meetups, and more.

Content Contribution: Science Gallery Bengaluru