With rain forecasts threatening our farm again, we decided to have the long overdue session on Botanic Illustration and the importance of Plant Documentation. Our regular Creative Expert Anu Dahiya led this event and engaged the children in a step-by-step method of plant observation and documentation.
Finally, the sun was out, the farm was dry and the beds were ready. With a quick clean-up of weeds and overgrowth, our farm coaches and kids were ready for sowing...At OES, we continue to admire the enthusiasm and resilience with which the parents and children participate in the program, despite the multiple flooding. It goes to show how much we want our children to learn and navigate real world experience of reward and perseverance. It makes us want to continue to work hard to deliver a solid and natural learning experience.
The most important legacy we leave for our children is the planet with all its resources. The current situation leaves no doubt in our predicament; We are at the cross-road to make decisions that will create a lasting impact on our planet. The health and future of our children are in our hands.
In the event of October 2021 being declared as the “Cyber Security Awareness Month” by DSCI. On a bright Sunday morning of 9th October 2021, we logged in for an online Workshop lead by our Cyber Security expert Mr.Sriram. The young participants in the age bracket of 10-16 yrs were all set to join in. They logged in to an informative session on dangers of the cyber world for children. While they are either studying online or playing or chatting with friends on social media.
Microgreens are 'baby plants', that fall in a category between sprouts and baby leaf vegetables. They have a strong aromatic flavor and concentrated nutrient content and come in a variety of colors and textures. Microgreens are known to boost our immunity with their high nutritious composition and are also very easy to harvest.
Looking for ways to incorporate Safe Food into your life? Do you hope to grow your own crops in your home? Want to become more self-reliant and have lower impact on Earth?
Organo Et School organized an online Do It yourself (DIY) workshop, “Bio enzymes at home” for young children (age 7-13 year), on 30th Sept 2021.
Organo et School is delighted to present its monthly series of – PLANT THE SEED – Competition for October. This competition is inspired by Organo's core value of celebrating holistic eco-living.
Organo Et School (OES) is very happy to launch October Month Nature Journal. OES brings this month's journal with joy to add to the festive mood of October, in our country.
As children prepare for going back to school after a yearlong absence and online classes, we are looking at a fresh beginning altogether. The parents can contribute to saving the environment by helping their kids
Meena of OES and I were discussing the importance of teaching young ones about different ways to keep in touch with Nature and her ways. One thing led to another and we were actively thinking of conducting a basic introduction course to the Permaculture workshop.
Organized by Organo Et School and taught by Certified Permaculture teachers Uma Iyer and Apoorva Gautham, participants experienced an interactive and engaging learning session that gave a comprehensive overview on permaculture.
We all will agree, without doubt, that the digital revolution is here! And that our children will be learning both on-campus and online for the near future. We are also living in a world hugely different from what we grew up in.
With the rain letting up a little, the farm was drier than last week, but we also had a lot of overgrowth to deal with. So, while our team were looking at recreating the farm patches, we continued our learning online.
Organo et School is delighted to announce the – PLANT THE SEED – Monthly Competition. This competition is inspired by Organo's core value of celebrating holistic eco-living.
“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.” — Bill Mollison
It was another rainy morning with few sunny breaks thrown in by Rain Gods. Children logged in from their computers for an online session with our in-house expert Meena Murugappan.
For the longest time, paper napkins and paper tissues were not a part of Indian everyday living. We were content with using cloth towels for face, hand and body drying. Over the last couple of decades, these thin papers rapidly made their way into our catering services, restaurants, households and offices.
What a rainy week we saw in Hyderabad! We experienced a Cloud Burst, which was followed by days of consistent rains, and resulted in minor flooding of our Children’s farm. While our temporary drainage solution worked, the trench could not match the water-logging rate to the water-drainage rate.
A key component of Natural Farming methods is Soil Health. Beneficial micro-organisms help "Dead Soil" become"Living Soil". Micro-organisms decompose and ferment organic parts ofthe soil system, converting them into humus containing nutrients and releasinghormones facilitating plant growth. In addition, they improve soil aggregatequality and soil stability, enabling it to retain nutrients and moisture (Kengoand Hui-lian, 2000).
Happy Teacher’s Day! We wish to express our gratitude to everyone on the journey to share their learnings and teachings with the greater world – Here’s to all the teachers, parents, children, leaders and more! And most importantly, we wish to express our deepest gratitude to the most generous teacher – Nature!
Weekend began, like always, with weeding and checking for plant and soil health. The children noticed that the Cluster beans and Chilly plants needed some TLC (Tender Love and Care).
In the year 2015, leaders from 193 countries of theworld created a plan called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A set of17 goals hope to eradicate poverty and hunger while protecting the earth fromill-effects of climate change in next 15 years.
Journaling can be enjoyable and reflective;Studies have shown the multiple benefits related to literacy and overall cognitivegrowth of our children. By adopting Journaling into everyday habits, you mightjust ignite a spark in your budding writer and illustrator.
Keeping sustainable development at the core of UN 2015meeting, 170 countries decided to resolve the issues faced by them currently.As a starting point, it was recognized that eradicating extreme poverty is anindispensable requirement for Sustainable development.
What a way to celebrate the 75th Independence Day! Sunny morning with patriot songs wafting along with the soft breeze and mingling with the giggles and laughter of children and adults alike!
We are very pleased to announce that Garima Goel will be joining Organo Et School as Program Coordinator, effective September 1st, 2021.
Jeevamrutham is a natural soil fertilizer and crop growth enhancer. This bio-fertiliser is rich in micro-organisms that help improve soil fertility and productivity of crops.
A bright sunny morning and fresh green saplings awaited the children in OES Children’s farm. After a quick review of their respective patches, the children started with the farming activity.
We never miss an opportunity to work with young children, especially when they are exploring sustainability and nature. Recently, our Director, Meena Murugappan, was invited by teachers in Keystone International School to be a Guest Speaker to Grade 6 students, who are researching in Earth-Friendly Architecture.
Webelieve that it is important to not only be in nature and surrounded by nature,but that it is also important for children to be observant of nature. One ofthe easiest ways to inculcate nature awareness, especially during the Pandemic,is through Nature Journaling.
We were back in the Children’s farm, with freshly turned soil. Seedlings and saplings were ready and eagerly waiting for the children. Everyone got started with the work, guided by our Farm Coach Srilakshmi Battula as well as our Farm supervisors.
As week 4 is a good check-point to evaluate learning outcomes thus far, Slow Down Place (SDP) was a great venue to do that. SDP has a lovely café, with a small farm and a goshala.
Do you want to introduce afforestation to your child or students? Do you want them to know why and how trees are grown? Do you have children or students who are not afraid to get dirty, jump in and help, learn fast and work hard? Then, be sure to enroll them in the Rurban Forest program by Organo Et School (OES).
Children saw and experienced the Monsoon rains flooding the farms nearby as well as the OES Children’s Farm. Monsoons play an important role in Indian agriculture. The soil was softened by the rains and became a playfield for the children.
Sunday morning started with a flute recital streaming softly throughout the children’s farm. Soon, children and their enthusiastic parents came on time and we started the session with a fun activity.
The primary motive of the program is not only to create an immersive learning experience for children to stay interconnected with nature, but also to bring together all like-minded families looking to introduce their children to nature-awareness, safe food and sustainability.
If you have outdoorsy children in your home, a great activity to introduce is nature journaling. It is a simple, fun and introspective way for children to connect to nature and their place in nature.
It is with great excitement Organo Et School invited young children to the “Be A Farmer” program. This program is designed to give participants a hands-on learning experience that will take children through an entire crop cycle of 120 days, starting 4th July, 2021.
Here are the FAQ's on Be a Farmer Program.
Do you want to introduce farming to your child? Do you want them to know where and how their food is grown? Do you have kids who are not afraid to get dirty, jump in and help, learn fast and work hard? Then, be sure to enroll them in the Be a Farmer program at OES Children’s Farm.
Organo Et School got an opportunity to set an urban mini-farm for children of Mahara Prep and Day Care in Hyderabad. Objective of setting this kitchen garden was to help children develop new skills as well as learn about science, nature and origins of food.
As part of Organo Et School (OES) Eco-Summer Camp program, children from the age-groups of 9-12 from various communities in Hyderabad participated in the week-long program.
As part of OES’s Eco-Summer Camp program, children from the age-groups of 6-8 from various communities in Hyderabad participated in the week-long program.
We crafted 5-day camps for 4 age-groups (3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-15) that covered the 7 strands of sustainability. The learning outcomes were delivered through a four-pronged framework – Learning& Knowing, Creating& Exploring, Culinary Journey, Sharing & Story-time.
In Part 3 of preparing your soil for gardening, we will discuss the last and final step - 3 critical ways to maintain soil health.
In Part 2 of preparing your soil for gardening, we will discuss the next step - How to determine soil health?
This 3-part article series talks about the most important aspect of gardening: How to prepare the soil for planting?
Through our new initiative called Organo Et Communities, we are approaching various Gated Communities in Hyderabad to understand how they can save energy bills through solar installation.
With the water crisis becoming one of the major global crises, at a fast pace, it has become the need of the hour to incorporate water conservation techniques at a global level as well as individual level. Swales is one of the important Water conservation Drainage Systems.
Bael fruit has natural healing properties and is considered to provide instant relief from several health ailments.
On 8th March 2021, Organo Et School conducted a workshop for grade 6 students of Sreenidhi International School on Sustainable Entrepreneurship.
On 31st January 2021, Organo Et School welcomed residents of Rurban Nest Community to attend the Isha Yoga Workshop.
Do you have bagful of old clothes you do not use anymore? Looking for ways to give a new purpose to your old clothes? Here are few tips to give a new life to old clothes.
It is important to teach the younger generation, who are going to lead tomorrow’s future, how to grow their own food, how to live in an eco-habitat community responsibly along with other co-dwellers of the biodiversity.
There is something about the quiet, calm of nature that is soothing. Having your favorite cup of coffee with trees and pleasant bird sounds around adds significantly to your daily dose of positive energy. Here are few of many benefits of being connected with nature.
Our First Harvest Workshop at Rurban Nest Community.
Our featured article on Prakati
A properly designed and installed natural ventilation system provides a wide array of benefits not only to the homeowner, but also creates healthier, more comfortable ambient environment.
Having a tough time finding what you need in a wardrobe piled up with clothes? Here's how you can get started with decluttering your wardrobe.
What we eat and where it comes from is very important to each of us. Here is our talk with Lakshmi Battula, an expert in Sustainable Farming and consultant with Sthiranya Ecoscapes, giving us all the insights we need on Urban Farming.
On the occasion of Children's Day, Organo Et School invited children of all age groups to participate in fun, innovative and exciting contests.
On the occasion of Sustainability day, Organo Et School invited creative and innovative minds to participate in "Slogan Time" and "My Upcycle Project" contests.
Spices blended in with a stone mortar and pestle supersedes the ones grinded in an electric mixer, a traditional fish curry cooked in a teflon pot lacks the earthiness captured by earthen pots. Sustainable cookware has a number of benefits to our food and planet.
Nature is a great teacher and has bestowed us with ample of loose materials for children to play with and learn from.
Great News! We were contacted by The Organic Magazine as they wanted to do an article about us on why we do what we do and what workshops we offer for Schools, Communities and Corporates.
We conducted an online workshop with students of Sloka Waldorf School on how to make our own compost, with children sharing their own experiences with composting.
If you have been wanting to ditch those toxic, commercial household cleaners and switch to a natural, homemade cleaner, these simple natural cleaner recipes are not only inexpensive and very easy to make, but will also turn your home into a healthier space.
Slow food is the practice of enjoying local, organic and sustainable produce brought together in a way that respects the ingredients and the local cuisine.The pleasure of consuming food mindfully.
First step to sustainable living is waste management. Waste segregation is the practice of disposing our everyday waste responsibly. Follow these simple steps to help you kick-start your everyday practice of waste segregation.
Compost is a crumbly like matter that is formed from recycling food and other organic waste that looks and feels like soil. It is nutrient rich that can be used to enrich soil and nourish growth.
Meet one of our experts Mr. Indrasen Bolampally, founder of Four Solar Energy Systems Pvt Ltd who talks about each of the aspects of Solar Power Generation. Mr Bolampally was kind enough to answer all our questions.
We conducted an online workshop with students of Sloka Waldorf School, helping children to create a comfortable and inspiring learning space for themselves.
Reggio approach is an educational philosophy that involves experiential learning. The environment is the biggest space in the Reggio approach. Nature is the place where authentic, meaningful teaching and learning can take place.
A narrative by Shilpi, Our Program lead, about her journey towards Mindful and responsible shopping with added tips to help you start your journey of Mindful shopping.
Here are 5 tips to help you plan a zero-waste wedding- a soulful commitment to a sustainable lifestyle.
An online workshop was conducted with students of Sloka Waldorf School, helping students understand the importance of conserving natural resources.
An online workshop was conducted with students of Sloka Waldorf School, sparking interest in students to take responsibility of everyday waste management.
We conducted a workshop on microgreens for students of grade 5, Sloka waldorf school
Organo Et School aims at spreading awareness by educating Schools, Communities and Corporates at large by conducting workshops and helping individuals make responsible and sustainable lifestyle changes
Packed with nutrients, most Microgreens are known to be rich in potassium, iron, zinc,magnesium, copper and antioxidants
You can have a year round growing of Microgreens;they can be grown in a garden, balcony or on a kitchen counter
Nurturing a learning environment for all stakeholders where inclusive holistic Eco-living is celebrated
Organo Et School aims at responsible and sustainable living made easy, by creating an experiential learning platform for educating and helping people make sustainable and mindful choices.