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HomeCrop Narrating Sustainability

Homecrop transforms urban spaces into organic farms, led by Manvitha Reddy and Krishna Reddy. Their Smart Grow Bags, made from recycled plastic bottles, enable eco-friendly home farming, saving thousands of bottles.

  • Homecrop transforms urban spaces into organic farms for toxin-free produce, led by Manvitha Chennuru, Krishna Reddy, and their team.
  • Their Smart Grow Bags, made from recycled plastic bottles, enable eco-friendly home farming, saving thousands of bottles.
  • Their kits maximize space with square-foot gardening, fostering sustainable farming across India.

In the bustling cities where concrete jungles dominate the landscape, a green revolution is quietly taking root. Homecrop, a Hyderabad-based startup, founded by Manvitha Chennuru and Krishna Reddy is leading the charge to transform urban spaces into flourishing organic farms.

Their mission? To make cities self-sufficient in toxin-free fruits and vegetables.

The Founding Story

Manvitha and Krishna's journey began with a simple yet profound realization – the food we consume impacts our health and the environment. Determined to make a difference, they embarked on a mission to grow their own food. What started as a personal endeavor soon evolved into a full-fledged enterprise.

In August 2016, the seeds of Homecrop were sown, culminating in its official launch in January 2017. In a world where such practices are rare, Homecrop stands out as a beacon of hope, offering modular kitchen gardens that can be installed on rooftops, balconies, and other free areas with ease.

Vision, mission, and solution

Homecrop envisions a future where every city is self-sufficient in toxin-free produce. Their mission is to transform unused urban spaces into vibrant farms, nurturing toxin-free fruits and vegetables that nourish both body and soul.

One of Homecrop's innovative solutions is their Smart Grow Bags, made from recycled plastic bottles and natural fibers. They have already repurposed 1,27,109 bottles into these bags, saving them from ending up in landfills.

This sustainable approach not only reduces waste but also provides a practical and eco-friendly way to grow fresh produce at home.

Technical details and features

At the core of Homecrop's offerings is square-foot gardening, a method that maximizes space efficiency. Each kit includes a PVC structure, HIPS trough, shade net, natural growth enrichers, bio-pesticides, and seeds, enabling customers to cultivate their vegetables and herbs in as little as 15 square feet.

Additionally, Homecrop's innovative use of coco peat as a soil-less medium overcomes traditional soil-related challenges, offering a sustainable and effective alternative. They provide pan-India shipping, ensuring that their products reach every corner of the country.

Recent news and achievements

In 2022, Homecrop saved 1,17,000 bottles by repurposing them into fabrics for their Smart Grow Bags. Their goal for 2023 was even more ambitious, aiming to repurpose 1,40,000 bottles. This commitment to sustainability and innovation has garnered them widespread acclaim and support.


Homecrop is more than just a startup, it's a movement towards a greener, healthier future. By empowering individuals to grow their own food, they are not only promoting sustainability but also fostering a deeper connection to the earth.

Imagine waking up to the smell of fresh basil growing on your balcony, or plucking juicy tomatoes from your rooftop garden for your evening salad. This is the reality that Homecrop is helping to create for urban dwellers, reconnecting them with the joys of growing their food.

Edited by Shruti Thapa