Be A Farmer Winter Batch Learns Mulching and Staking

Author:
Garima Goel
January 28, 2022

On 19 Dec 22, the sun was out as the farm patches all ready, with a quick clean-up of weeds done by farming support staff during the week. Our farm coaches Shilpa Teja and Venkatesh were ready with the kids for new activities. Kids learnt about mulching and its benefits in natural farming. They spread rice husk over their farm patches around the small plants of tomatoes and okra. Having done this, they went on to learn about staking the tomato plants. This is done to help small tomato plants from bending down under the weight of tomatoes and thereby prevent fruits from touching the soil, while they mature. Then came the watering bit. Children watered over the mulch hay, to let the soil and mulch retain moisture even if there is scarcity of water under hot Sun. So, all this was a very engaging and interesting bit for the kids. They all enjoyed these farm activities a lot.

At OES, we continue to admire the enthusiasm and resilience with which the parents and children participate in our BAF program. Having said that, OES had organized some more activities at the Children’s farm this Sunday. There was a sale of fresh vegetable produce from our Natural farm for parents to buy. We had Cabbage, Coriander, Thotakura, Brinjals, Tomatoes, Soya and more.

In addition to this there was a craft activity lined up for kids. They learnt Terrarium building for the upcoming festival decorations. Everybody decorated small glass fishbowls, setting natural succulent plants along with wooden and clay decorative toys and ornaments in them. All of them took these home with a lot of joy. It makes us want to continue to work hard to deliver a substantial and natural learning experience.

About Organo Et School (OES)

We recognize that for any positive impact to be sustainable, it must 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 field visits and workshops for Schools and Interest Groups. Organo Et School has had over 25+ schools, 6000+ students and 2500+ adults participate over the last 4 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 for our collective future.

If you or your children are interested in future Be a Farmer programs, please contact us at oes@organo.co.in and by phone 9154100775 today! You can also click here to express your interest. We will keep you posted on our future farm cycles.

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