Monsoon rains extended into October making this monsoon farm cycle quite unpredictable. But that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the children, parents or OES team members.
For Farmers, agriculture is a business. A good harvest tracker helps the farmer plan and does realistic forecasting. Record-keeping provides valuable information on which methods work, it is a tangible proof of what, where and when. The farmer can better predict price changes of inputs and produce from the expenditures and sales records kept from previous years.
In order to introduce the topic of money, we organized a Session on Farm Money management this time! Here, children learnt how to document Farm Income and Farm Expenses, then how to calculate Farm Profits during an annual farming cycle. For this session our expert speaker was Ms. Ashwini Maisekar.
Ashwini Maisekar is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and a banker by profession. She is passionate about making rural kids learn and making kids learn rural ecosystem. She is an active volunteer at Kisaan Sevaks Foundation. Of late, she developed intense love for gardening and nature photography.
Through a delightful activity designed to introduce accounting, Ashwini used Domino coins as Money, assigned roles (such as land seller
With rain forecasts threatening our farm again, we decided to have the long overdue session on Botanic Illustration and the importance of Plant Documentation. Our regular Creative Expert Anu Dahiya led this event and engaged the children in a step-by-step method of plant observation and documentation.
The children were asked to forage for different leaves and flowers. They were then taught to use those objects as reference and illustrate the 1st letter of their respective names. The session helped the children through sensory learning, object observations as well as creative expression.
With each of them using various colors and shapes, the children created interesting art works.
At the end of each session, the children were given a picture frame as well as short home exercise to practice what they learnt at the farm.
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 email@example.com and by phone 9154100775 today! You can also click here to express your interest. We will keep you posted on our future farm cycles.