On a Sunday morning of 20 February 2022, members of BAF Spring Batch came to attend session 3 at OES Children’s farm near Chevalla. This session unfolded with very interesting activities lined up for them. Shilpa their farming coach asked all of them to first look for any weeds in the farm patches and remove them.
Having removed all the weeds in their farm patches, they all got to harvest some lovely white and yellow Calendulas also called Pot Marigolds from OES farm. All of them rushed to the flower beds spread all around the Children’s farm patches to cut a few stems of these beautiful flowers to take back home. They also learnt how to harvest Green Chillies, Brinjals, Tomatoes and Spinach growing at the OES farm. This harvest of naturally grown fresh vegetables, was for them to take home and share with family.
Having done that, Shilpa called them to give a demonstration of making Jeevamrutam. Next, they all followed suit and started making Jeevamrutam with the material provided to each. They were given jagghery, cow dung, cow urine, besan, some soil and water to mix in small buckets with lids. This was a first-time experience for them to touch and smell these ingredients with their own hands. But all of them did this enthusiastically. These buckets with the Jeevamrutam mixture were kept aside for the liquid to ferment for the coming week. It will be ready to apply to the growing plants, after a week of fermentation. Jeevamrutam is a natural fertilizer and pesticide used in natural farming extensively. This is a particularly important and a key step followed by natural farming experts.
Having filled their harvest baskets and bags with fresh and naturally cultivated vegetables, all Spring batch farmers were ready to leave.
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.
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