FAQs on Be a Farmer Program - Monsoon Farm Cycle

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Organo Et School
July 20, 2021

Listed below are the Frequently Asked Questions on Be a Farmer program:

What are the program timings?

Program timings are 9 am to 10 am, every Sunday, starting July 4th 2021. This program is for 16 weeks following the 120-day crop cycle.  Typical 1 hour sessions will include a hands-on farming activity, knowledge sharing sessions by our in-house and external experts, creative activity focused on nature.  

Note: Program timings on July 4th might run a little longer as we will have orientations on the program, farm-friendly behavior, Covid protocols, and then hands-on farming activity. So, please do add another 30 minutes to the typical program timings for that day.

What are the items I need to bring to the farm?

In this farming program, you will have hands on learning experience with soil preparation, seeding, tending, weeding, plant health care, harvesting, plant maturity, composting, and mulching. While we provide you with 48 sq.ft plot, required water & bio-fertilizers, please kindly bring the following items to the farm:

  • Your own gardening tools (gloves for liquid works & gloves for soil works, garden spade, watering can, spray bottle, small rake, shallow plastic tub, garden scissors, fabric twines, measuring cup, small funnel)
  • Apt attire (including monsoon gear & garden boots/shoes)
  • Bring your own food, drinking water & snacks  
  • Bring hand towels, cloth napkins, sanitizers, masks
  • Bring paper/cloth bags to carry the fresh produce harvested by you to take back home
  • Adopt farm-friendly behavior & follow necessary Covid protocols

Note regarding gardening tools: We believe in reducing, reusing and upcycling, so please avoid purchasing new items if alternates are available at home. For example, use window cleaner bottle as spray bottles, measuring cups from the kitchen, etc.  

What are the Covid safety protocols to be followed?

As part of Covid protocols, we request that children not share their farm patches, tools, equipment, bottles, food and personal belongings. Masks, social distancing, sanitizing should be followed. We are requesting parents to pitch in and ensure the children follow the common covid protocols. From our side, we are limiting to 20-24 children and individual farm patches for each of them.

Is seating available for parents?

While informal seating area under the shade of young Neem tree is available, we recommend that parents bring their own picnic mats and chairs. Also, please be prepared for the monsoon rains with appropriate monsoon attires and shoes.  

Is parking available?

There is a dirt road adjacent to the farm, that is available for parking. However, we recommend car-pooling when possible.  

Are restrooms available on the farm?

We don’t have toilets on the farm, so kindly prepare the child accordingly.

Any particular time for visiting the farm between 29th June and 3rd July?

We are hoping to be at the farm from 10 am to 11 am (tentatively) on most days. We will keep you post on the farm visit timings closer to the dates.

If I miss a particular day in the crop cycle, can I visit an alternate day, say Saturday or Monday?

OES team members & our farm coaches will be on the Children’s farm only on Sundays.

Also, some weekends, we will have guest speakers talking to the children in addition to the hands-on farming, so it is ideal if your child does not miss the weekends.  

But we will try to help out, but cannot commit at the moment. For instance, we may try to record the sessions and share it with you. We may also inform you if you can visit on alternate days, when we are also at the children’s farm. Let’s play it by the ear.  

To know more about Organo Et School learning programs call us at 9154100775 or mail us at oes@organo.co.in

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