OES Mandala Garden Program

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May 17, 2022

The Mandala Garden designs are a popular permaculture approach. ‘Mandala’ in Sanskrit language means circle. Various art forms depicted in Buddhism and Hinduism emerge as Mandala or circular forms and patterns.

Linda Woodrow wrote in her book about mandala concept, “The Permaculture Home Garden.” 

What is a Mandala Garden? How is it created? 

As mentioned above, mandalas are generally circular with patterns inside. So, most Mandala gardens get developed as circular gardens and within these circles are created inner patterns by paths and plant beds having aesthetic and aromatic plants or vegetable plants. Ideally, the plants in mandala gardens are small and easily accessible so that each plant can be easily maintained from the paths. 

By growing herbs or aromatic plants in a mandala garden, you create a sacred space for quiet reflection and meditation at the Centre. Mandala garden can be ideal for organic gardeners who want to create thriving polycultures without disturbing the natural system in their gardens or backyards.

OES Mandala Garden Leafy Vegetables Program - Registrations open!

Start date: 15th May 22, Sunday

Register here: https://forms.gle/YNWiJcgZWTkMsrED6

- We are opening this program to all ages 6 years and above. For this 5-weeks program, there is a nominal fee of Rs.1200 per head. 

- Only 10 slots available on first-come, first basis.

What we can provide:

1.  Small farm section of the Mandala circle for each person to grow leafys on, during the 40 days leafy crop cycle (program duration). 

2.  Seasonal seeds (4 leafys), jeevamrutham, neem oil and natural farming guidance on what to do on a weekly basis.

3.  Farming coaches like Shilpa Teja, currently designing and implementing Permaculture principles at Oorna farm, to make it an alternative self-sustaining learning space and farm. She will guide participants on the weekly schedule of activities. 

4.  Source of water for watering the plants.

What they are requested to do:

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

6.  Come and leave at designated time every Sunday to tend to their farm section

7.  Bring their own gardening tools (gloves, spades, watering cans, small shovels, small rakes, garden scissors), and apt attire (including weather appropriate gear)

8.  Follow farm-friendly behaviour & follow necessary Covid protocols

20.  Bring food, drinking water & snacks for themselves

21.  Bring Sun hats/caps, hand towels/cloth napkins, sanitizers, masks for themselves

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

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

At the end of the Crop Cycle- May end, they would

24.  Have hands-on experience in raising seasonal leafy vegetables

25.  Have gained and understanding on natural farming methods

26.  Have seen the farming cycle during this season.

27.  Have gained knowledge on plant care and lifecycle  

28.  Get a certificate from OES on course completion

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

Program Details:

Duration: 15 May - 5 Jun 2022 (every Sunday Session)

Venue: Organo Et School Children’s Farm campus, Kesaram, Chevella Rd

Location Pin: https://goo.gl/maps/WfgY5fCtkuHP2MWT6

 [About 40 mins drive from Gachibowli]

Timing Sharp: 7:30am -9:00am

Enrolment Fees:  Rs.1200 per person

If you are interested in an experiential learning program on Mandala Gardens, please register here: https://forms.gle/YNWiJcgZWTkMsrED6

Must Get: Water bottles, caps, small gardening tool set, pair of scissors, cloth/paper bags

About Organo Et School (OES) 

At Organo Et School (OES), we recognize that for any positive impact to be sustainable, it has to be long-term and inter-generational. We strive to empower people to embrace eco-living solutions, mindsets and habits.

Organo Et School is a learning initiative set up by Organo Eco-Habitats Pvt Ltd 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 5 years.

We believe in connecting children and adults to nature.

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