The birth of the Urban Mali Initiative is the brainchild of Radha Eswar. Over the last few years she has been tirelessly working towards healing lands and minds through different services offered by ArtyPlantz, an organisation with a mission of connecting people and plants. Architect-turned-social entrepreneur, she is deeply interested in the re-establishment of green cover on the planet. Her achievements in this field are numerous and in no small measure. She believes that many of the ills of society can be solved by planting native and naturalised plants of each region, all the while bringing to people entertaining, informative values of these plants. She was a director on the board of BCIL, a sustainable builder organization in Bangalore. She studied Architecture at The School of Architecture and Planning, Chennai followed by a Masters in Building Sciences from IIT. She loves music, art, books, theater and has the curiosity and aliveness of a child. But, most of all, she is a woman with a mission and in her quiet, dignified, mothering way will rope in anyone she finds.