As BAF participants came to the OES Children's Farm Campus on 14 Aug 2022 in a cheerful manner, pleasant weather welcomed them.
Kids were keen to weed out the weeds from their farm patches, as soon as they arrived. Weeding the unwanted weeds, all of them surrounded Shilpa to know what the day's session held for them.
Shilpa happily explained the plan for the day. They were told of 3 activities soil loosening, neem cake powder application, spraying waste decomposer near the roots and harvesting beetroots.
Shilpa demonstrated how to do soil loosening near the base of the plants, after removing the mulch to the side and loosening the soil with a raking tool, and rearranging the mulch back to cover the loosened soil. Having followed the procedure at their respective patches of loosening the soil, they helped in aeration of the soil and better absorption of water and nutrients by roots. Secondly, they applied neemcake mixture to the soil near the roots of vegetable plants. Lastly they sprayed the waste decomposer near the roots of the plants, this will help in decomposing the brown matter, adding to the nutrient supply to plants.
Once they finished tending to the plants in their patches, they all went ahead and harvested some beetroots to take back home. This brought the 6th session of Be a farmer, 2nd Monsoon batch to a close.
We recognize that for any positive impact to be sustainable, it has to be long-term and inter-generational. Organo Et School strives to create an apt learning environment that will support and empower families as well as individuals to embrace sustainable living mindsets and habits.
Organo Et School is a learning initiative set up by Organo in 2017 and has been facilitating fields 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.
We believe in connecting children & adults with nature. Connecting children with the natural world at a young age is the first step in creating responsible stewards of our collective future.
If you or your children are interested in the Be a Farmer program, please connect to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone at 9154100775 today!