Launching “Be a Farmer Kinder-Gardeners” program at OES Children’s Farm

Author:  
Garima Goel
November 16, 2021

Do you want to introduce farming to your child? Do you want them to know where and how their food is grown? Do you have kids who are not afraid to get dirty, jump in and help, learn fast and work hard? Then, be sure to enroll them in the “Kinder-gardeners” program at OES Children’s Farm.  

Here’s why we think every child should experience farming:

1. Farming teaches children where their food comes from

2. Farming teaches children how to care for the soil

3. Farming teaches children nature and weather awareness

4. Farming teaches children a better appreciation for food

5. Farming teaches children responsibility

6. Farming teaches children self-reliance

7. Farming teaches children the joy of reward after hard work

We are offering a sensorial learning experience for small children through this program. Click here to enroll your child!

About Kinder gardeners' program

Once enrolled, 15 children will be allotted 5-6 sq. ft patch each to grow their leafys. They will be given a harvest program for 30 days (a typical Green leafy harvest cycle). They will be guided by our farming team members and OES team members on natural farming techniques. They will have sensorial learning from observing soil preparation, seeding, tending, weeding, plant health care, and harvesting. They will have to visit the patch (along with their parent/guardian) every weekend during designated hours and care for their crops.  

For this Batch, there are 15 slots only. We are opening the program to 6-8 years age group. There is a nominal program fee of Rs.1499/- per child.

What we can provide

8. Approx. 5-6 sq. ft farm patch for each child to farm on during the program duration of 30 days (1-month leafy crop cycle, seed to mulching)

9. Seasonal saplings (2-leafys), bio-fertilizers and basic natural farming guidance on what to do on the weekend.

10. Farming coaches, who will guide children on the activities for these crops

11. Source of water for watering the plants

12. Informal seating for parents/guardians under a tent near the farm patches

What the children are requested to do

13. Engage in farming tasks such as soil preparation, seeding, weeding, tending, growing, harvesting, and more

14. Come and leave at designated time every weekend to tend to their farm patch

15. Bring their own gardening tools (gloves, spades, watering cans, child-safe scissors), and apt attire (including weather appropriate gear & sturdy boots/shoes)

16. Follow farm-friendly behavior & follow necessary Covid protocols

17. Bring food, drinking water & snacks for themselves

18. Bring hand towels, cloth napkins, sanitizers, masks for themselves

19. Bring paper/cloth bags to carry the fresh produce harvested by them and take it back home

20. As there are no toilets on site, we request parents to prepare the children accordingly.

At the end of the Crop Cycle in January, the children would

21. Have sensorial learning on raising seasonal leafy greens

22. Have gained an introduction on natural farming methods

23. Get a certificate from OES on course completion

24. Get featured on OES website and Social Media Channels recognizing their efforts

About Organo Et School (OES)

We recognize that for any positive impact to be sustainable, it has to 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 fields 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 of our collective future.

If you or your children are interested in the "Kinder-gardeners" program, please connect to us at oes@organo.co.in and by phone 9154100775 today! You can also click here to enroll your child!

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