Exploring Rurban Living at Organo Antharam

Naga Vamsi Neelam
September 29, 2023

On the 5th of August, we conducted a series of workshops at Organo Antharam. Registered participants had the opportunity to explore how we integrate rural and urban aspects in creating our eco-habitats. They also actively participated in nature stamp pottery, microgreens macro benefits, home composting, and bio-enzymes workshops, along with delicious food served by the Slow Down Place (SDP) restaurant.

When all the families gathered at Rurban Hive, our director, Ms. Meena Murugappan, started the event with an introduction to the day that was about to unfold. She introduced Saranya Vemu & Preethi Vemu, who are self-taught and passionate ceramic artists. 

Both of them shared their stories of how pottery piqued their interest. 

They guided all the participants to work with clay and create things of their imagination. Both children and adults enjoyed touching the clay and molding it into beautiful creations.

After this creative session, a delectable lunch prepared by our SDP team was served. The lunch was followed by an experiential workshop on growing microgreens. 

Mrs. Meena Murugappan, along with Prabha Damodharan and Srilakshmi Battula, discussed the importance of microgreens and their nutritional benefits. Each participant received trays, cocopeat, soaked seeds, tissue papers, and sprays to practically learn how to grow microgreens. All actively participated in sowing the seeds in the trays. At the end of the workshop, Mrs. Meena Murugappan requested all the participants to document the growth of their microgreens and share photos with us.

The microgreens workshop was followed by a demonstration on composting and bioenzymes. It was led by Priya Bhatia, a software professional and firm believer in healthy and sustainable living. She is also a green champion for her community, overseeing community composting and waste segregation.

Mrs. Meena Murugappan also contributed to the demonstration and gave a presentation on the importance of segregating and reducing waste. Mrs. Priya explained how to use kitchen waste for composting and shared precautions to follow. She demonstrated how to make a bioenzyme using flower petals, fruit peels, and jaggery. Everyone participated in making the bioenzyme and learned about its various household uses. Participants were instructed to take a photo of the bioenzyme they prepared once every month.

As evening approached, everyone enjoyed snacks prepared by our SDP team. While the adults engaged in conversations, the children played with clay and explored the surroundings of Rurban Hive. Eventually, we departed as darkness set in. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the participants and experts who made this event a remarkable and enriching experience. 

About Organo Et School (OES)

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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