Prabal Mallick has successfully raised funds & reached the goal amount. We thank all the 35 generous supporters for their kindness.

Help me publish a book on Organic Urban Farming

Creative Book Publishing

Help me publish a book that can help change the lives of people who wants to grow their own organic produce at home.





Prabal Mallick
  • Book is taking shape

    by Prabal Mallick on July, 05 2018



    With 5 more days to go I have raised more than 90% of the targeted amount; thanks to generosity of friends, family and people I have never met before. At this point I thought I'll post an update on the book.

    To get a first hand feedback I had got a sample of the book printed in black and white. This week I met up with the best printing press in Bhubaneswar and we had a discussion over the manuscript and the sample book. The person in the publishing department turned out to be a gardening enthusiast and he took a long time checking the book. In some places the image quality had to be improved, There were formatting issues too. And he also gave suggestions on few other things. All in all it was a good discussion and will help to make the look and feel of the book better.  

    Right now the manuscript is undergoing a revamp and will be ready in a few days more. I am planning to send the book for printing next week itself. If all goes as per plan I'll have the books by mid of July. 

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  • It has been a steady start

    by Prabal Mallick on June, 19 2018



    Its been four days since I created the fundraiser and shared it with some of my friends. And thanks to the generosity of few of my friends and well wishers I have been able to raise Rs14315/- till now. This surely is a steady start for the cause and I want to thank all the people who have contributed once again from the bottom of my heart.

    Before I sign off here is a gentle reminder to everyone to share it with their friends and make a contribution if possible.

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About the Fundraiser

Access to safe and nutritious food is a major challenge that the world is facing today. The problem is more pronounced in urban areas as the urban population has been disconnected from their food for a very long time. Food grown commercially with heavy doses of fertilizer and pesticide are transported across long distance to reach supermarket shelves in urban areas. This in turn makes fresh vegetables and fruits lost their essential nutrients. Consumption of food low on nutrients which are laced with poisonous pesticides has led to an increase in occurrence of various diseases in urban population even among children.

Urban farming which is the art of growing fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs in constrained urban spaces is slowly becoming the only immediate answer to these problems. But growing your food organically and making it sustainable in cramped spaces needs information and, knowledge for increasing success rate. And sharing of knowledge and information that I have built and gathered over years of being an urban farmer is what I am trying do with my book. Though I have published an e-book ( earlier, not everyone is able to use it. There has been a steady demand for a printed book especially from senior citizens. 


After talking to a few publishers I realized that there are no takers for this book as this is not exactly a best seller that can make their pockets heavier. On demand publishing made the cost of the book very high as its a full color book with lot of images for illustration. Hence I decided to self publish it. I have spent considerable amount of time and money to get my book to a printable state. Now it needs to go to the printing press. And that is where you come in.You can help me get the book published and make it available to those who are looking to start their own food gardens. 



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