Started as a blog in 2008 with the idea to grow a rooftop farm using teaching of organic urban farming and using only heirloom seeds. Today, that simple blog has grown into a three key organizations that are focusing on various aspects of urban farming in Karachi.

About Zahra Ali Husain

Zahra is a writer, urban farmer and sustainability educator. She is a Sustainability Fellow, Water Sustainability and K-12 Sustainability Education Strategies Specialist, from the Greener Education Foundation (USA).

She is a founder of Crops in Pots, Green Schools Pakistan and Organic City Pakistan. Crops in Pots connect and share local knowledge of heirloom seeds and farming with urban growers. Organic City is an organization that promotes green living through sustainable living, culture, media and arts. Green Schools Pakistan, on the other hand, encourages every school to have a ‘Learning Garden’ that connects children with food and inspire them to know their impact on this planet as a global citizen.

Zahra also writes for newspapers, including Dawn, express tribune, Newsline besides others, on environmental issues and DIY gardening. She blogs on www.cropsinpots.pk. She worked as horticulture therapist for The Recovery House.

Zahra is also Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Ambassador for Karachi.


I feel super blessed to have worked with these amazing partners who are playing their part in making the city green!

In Press

Some features and interviews about our work 


People in Karachi, the world’s fifth most populous city, are increasingly concerned about how their vegetables are being grown. Many are now trying to use organic farming techniques to produce their own food.

Reporter: Osama Bin Javaid in Karachi, Pakistan


Listen  to  RJ Abid Siddiqi’s conversation with Zahra about GMO seeds and possibilities of urban organic  farming in Karachi.