Introducing children at an early age to the wonders of farming has numerous benefits that will stay with them for a lifetime. By participating in the hard work and joys of growing their own food, they will develop a deeper appreciation and respect for the sources of their sustenance.
On a beautiful Sunday morning, January 29th, 16 young children aged 4 to 8, accompanied by their enthusiastic parents, embarked on a month-long journey of green-leafys. They gathered at the farm bright and early at 8:30 am, eager to embrace the day and experience the magic of sunrise farming.
The 16 young farmers were greeted by their knowledgeable farm coach, Ms. Sreedevi Ande. She got the group going with a fun icebreaker introduction, allowing the young gardeners to share their excitement and get to know each other. Ms. Sreedevi, an experienced urban gardener at OES, then introduced the group to the magic of soil and its unique properties.
With newfound knowledge and eagerness, the young farmers followed Ms. Sreedevi to their designated farm patches, ready to prepare the soil for the sowing of seeds.
With eager hands, the young farmers followed their expert coach, Ms. Sreedevi, as she showed them how to sow coriander and methi seeds using the broadcast method. Some sought the help of their parents, but all approached the task with excitement and determination.
After successfully planting their seeds, the young gardeners proudly carried their watering cans to the water station, ready to give their new seeds a gentle drink to help them grow strong.
With a sense of accomplishment and excitement, the young farmers said goodbye to their coach, Ms. Sreedevi, and the supportive farm team. Anticipating the wonders to come, they eagerly look forward to their next visit, where they will see the magic of their seeds come to life.
Organo Et School strives to empower 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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