Kindergardeners arrived at OES farm on the morning of Saturday, November 11, 2023, filled with hope and enthusiasm to embark on their second week of the farming journey. They were warmly welcomed by Organo Et School team members and commenced the session with a reflection on their learnings from the previous week. Mrs. Sreedevi Ande discussed the various types of soil, encouraging the children to touch different soil samples displayed on the table. Seated in a circle, she elucidated the different soil compositions using a Mason jar soil test.
The participants gathered near the demonstration patch and learned to observe tiny saplings, engaging in gap filling. Subsequently, they received seeds from the OES team and, with the assistance of team members and parents, performed gap filling. Due to rain the night before, there was no need for watering during this session.
With Diwali approaching the next day, the children were taught to craft their own diyas for the upcoming festival. Mr. Balaraju, a skilled potter, guided them through the process of turning clay into beautiful art forms. Everyone actively participated in this creative endeavor.
Ms. Sreedevi, our expert, initiated the activity by mixing all the ingredients and emphasized the importance of Jeevamrutham for plants. The children, assisted by Ms. Sreedevi, prepared Jeevamrutham, setting it aside to ferment and be ready for use the following week.
Lastly, the participants were taken to the Marigold field by our team and were given a demonstration of the harvesting process. Children, along with their parents, actively harvested marigold, capturing the beauty of the farm in photographs. Before dispersing, our team distributed diyas crafted by Mr. Balaraju and some cotton to lighten up their homes on Diwali.
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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