Garden City 2.0: Greenpeace India Installs Majestic Vertical Garden in Bengaluru City

Press release - September 15, 2017
For 50 days, 3000 pots from homemade compost and organic seeds to be used for the vertical garden highlighting the link between urban waste segregation and ecological farming. Garden City 2.0, a 30x30 feet vertical garden installation with 3000 pots Krishnarajapuram corporator K Poornima visited the Garden City 2.0 commits to segregate and compost at the ward level.

Bengaluru | August 26, 2017 | In a bid to reclaim the title of Garden City, Greenpeace India invited citizens of Bengaluru to the launch of the vertical garden named Garden City 2.0.


The 30 ft x30 ft vertical garden is installed at Phoenix Market City in Whitefield. Across Bengaluru, citizens were invited to sow the seeds [1] of saplings that were placed in the structure and have their names labeled on the pot and watch its growth for eight weeks after which the plant will be awarded back to their deserving owners.  


Garden City 2.0 is a part of Greenpeace India’s ‘Waste To Food’ campaign launched earlier late last month [2]. Shivani Shah, Senior Campaigner of Food For Life, Greenpeace India says The aim of the activity is to create awareness about segregation and composting. The first step to do so is to segregate the waste, compost the wet waste and once waste is segregated and composted, it can be provided to farmers as organic fertilisers.This will ultimately ensure that the food we consume has reduced usage of chemicals,” .


K Poornima, the corporator of Krishnarajapuram ward, visited the vertical garden structure acknowledged the need to carry out more of such campaigns and committed to implement waste segregation and composting in her ward. “These plants will be nurtured using crowd-sourced compost and by doing this at a larger scale Greenpeace India believes is the foundation for safer food,” says Shivani added.


The vertical garden will be on display till October 20, after which the pots will be returned back to their owners.“Greenpeace India is inviting citizens of Bengaluru to join us in reclaiming the title of Garden City. We want people to realise that the only way we can carry this out is by taking initiative and adopting a proper waste segregation system in the city,”said Shah.


Greenpeace India urges the citizens to come forward and join our campaign for a cleaner city and take the first step towards food safety by segregating and composting. “The key is to grow what you eat and compost what you waste!” said Shah.



[1] Seeds used: Amaranthus cruentus, celery, coriander, fenugreek, spinach, basil and lettuce

[2] Waste to Food Campaign: Link to the PR here:



Media contacts:


Preethi Ravi

Media Specialist

Greenpeace India

Phone: +919880122213



Shivani Shah

Senior Campaigner, Food For Life

Greenpeace India

Phone: +919686478775



Karthikeyan Hemalatha

Communications Campaigner

Greenpeace India

Phone: +919176197527