Crop gap filling, biofertilizers & logbook activities at OES Farm Campus

Naga Vamsi Neelam
February 8, 2023

On 5th February, all the BAF children came to the farm with a lot of enthusiasm to participate in all the exciting things that were designed by the OES Team for them.

Preparing microbial health drink for crops

When all the children gathered at the farm, our farm coach Ms.Shilpa Teja, announced the first exciting thing they are going to participate in is making Jeevamrutham. They all sat in a circle and followed their coach in making the natural fertilizer which is considered to have all the microorganisms that make soil rich and fertile. While the children were mixing the ingredients, Ms.Teja explained the significance of Jeevamrutham in the natural farming practices.

Once all the children completed making it, the small buckets in which they had made Jeevamrutham were closed with lids, kept under shade to let ferment.

Gap filling with seeds and saplings

Having a lot of fun in making the soil health booster, they went to see their patches to look at their germinated seeds. They had to observe and see the places where the seeds were not germinated and resow. To their astonishment and of the farm coach, most of the patches were fully germinated and reduced the necessity of filing the gaps. Children felt happy looking at the little seedlings. 

They had watered the seedlings and the brinjal and tomato plants, gently as they were very tender. Children enjoyed spraying water on plants and sometimes on their friends.

Documenting farming journey in OES’s farm logbooks

Later, they worked on their farm logbooks. Ms. Meena Murugappan, Director of OES explained the importance of the logbooks and how farmers usually do it in their minds. Keeping a record of what’s going in and coming out of the farm is very essential to every farmer. After listening to her, the children guided by their farm coach and started tracking their farming journey. 

Planning their farm patches, knowing about soil, and filling the soil preparation checklist in the farm logbooks was a very enriching experience for all the children.

Delicious breakfast from God’s Own Office cafe

Our sister firm Organo’s God’s Own Office team was ready to serve a delicious breakfast of idly with sambar, lemonade and pongal. Children and parents happily sat and had breakfast, while having meaningful conversations.

Thus, learning so many exciting things all the children went back to their homes waving goodbyes to all of us.

Feedback from parents

The soil, sun and crops have a way of igniting young minds to get motivated and look forward to the farming sessions at OES campus. 

One of the biggest feedback we got from the parents was that the children were excited to wake up early on Sunday morning and come to the farm! This has been the consistent feedback we have received from across all the previous batches as well.

Another feedback we got was that the children were getting an opportunity to really indulge in their learning through experience of touching soil, working with farm tools, feeling the breeze on their skin and soil on their feet and hands. 

Additionally, this experience is enjoyed by the entire family as it becomes a wonderful way to spend Sunday morning together in open space and closer to nature.  

About Organo Et School (OES)

Organo Et School strives to empower 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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