Be A Farmer Program for Teens

Author:
Meena Murugappan
August 5, 2022

Redesigning the Curriculum through Design Thinking

We have a talented young student, Naren S, who is interning with us during the summer holidays and is looking at re-designing our Be A Farmer program for Teens. Outcome of this exercise is to have the Be A Farmer program that is designed by Teens for Teens.

Typically, in this experiential learning program, participants (aged 9-12) learn how to grow vegetables from beginning to end with emphasis on natural methods to grow crops, such as using Jeevamrutham instead of chemical fertilizers.

Here is a video if you want to know more about the program: https://youtu.be/4QRSqfm3Yp4

We want to design this program for teenagers as well. Through a design thinking framework and with participants from ages 13 - 18, we are planning to collaboratively redesign the program for teenagers. If you want to be a part of the design and research that goes into this program, Join us on 24 July 22. Please express your interest to naren.suresh.2006@gmail.com, and cc oes@organo.co.in

What’s in it for you?

- Be part of a learning experience design

- Get an understanding of the design thinking framework

- Certificate of research participation from OES

- Special discount on the “Be a farmer” program if you choose to enroll in the program

Program details:

Venue: Organo Antharam (God’s Own Office) Location pin: https://goo.gl/maps/PneWnDwa59feXdJ19

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Date: 24 July 2022

What to expect during Workshop?

Orientations

Introduction to Safe Food and Farming Systems

Jeevamrutham DIY workshop (how to make this important bio-fertilizer)

Learn the What and how of Microgreens farming (including money management)

Outline of Design Thinking Framework & Introduction to Be A Farmer curriculum

Break into groups and redesign the curriculum to be more teen-focused

All teams present the new curriculum to OES panel and farm coaches for review and feedback. (20 minutes for each group including Q&A)

End with Certificate Distribution & Conclusion

If you happen to know any teenagers who would be interested in the program, then please feel free to share this message with them!

Designing learning, by teens, for teens.

If your teen is interested in participating in the re-design process, kindly share details with them. The details are listed below. Contact at naren.suresh.2006@gmail.com, cc oes@organo.co.in

About Organo Et School (OES)

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 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.

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 oes@organo.co.in and by phone 9154100775 today!

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