On the 23rd of November, 80 students from Anthea Montessori visited the OES farm to gain insights into natural farming and safe food systems. Upon their arrival, there was a slight drizzle, and while we anticipated rain due to the clouds, fortunately, it held off, allowing us to offer a good experience for the children.
Gathering at the tent area, we discussed the significance of natural farming in sustainable living. Ms. Teja Shilpa, a permaculture practitioner and teacher, then enlightened the children about soil through a mason jar test demonstration.
Following this, the children had the opportunity to touch and feel the soil, relishing in the hands-on activity. Ms. Shilpa showcased various soil types and natural fertilizers such as neem cake and cocopeat.
After completing this activity, we divided the children into two groups. One group went on a farm tour, learning about mandala gardens, farm irrigation, and pest management.
Simultaneously, the other group engaged in soil preparation and seed sowing. After completing their respective activities, the groups swapped roles.
Student volunteers actively participated in a Jeevamrutham demonstration. By the end of the session, all the children had memorized the ingredients and steps required to prepare Jeevamrutham.
A delightful meal of sandwiches and watermelon juice, arranged by Slow Down Place restaurant, awaited the children.To enhance their understanding, we provided the children with soil handouts and reading comprehension materials about soil. Additionally, we distributed activity books encouraging reflection on adopting sustainable habits. Following the conclusion of all activities, the children and teachers shared their experiences with us.
We are delighted to have offered a wonderful learning experience for the teachers and students of Anthea Montessori. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to all the teachers for their assistance in delivering this enriching educational experience for the children.
Organo Et School empowers people to embrace eco-living mindsets, behaviors, and habits. We recognize that for any positive impact to be sustainable, it must be long-term and inter-generational.
Organo Et School is a learning initiative set up by Organo in 2017 and has been facilitating field visits and workshops for Schools and Interest Groups. Organo Et School has had over 25+ schools, 6500+ students, and 3000+ adults participate over the last 5 years.
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