As part of a bigger goal to spread the message of sustainability far and wide, Organo@Communities organized an event at NCC Urban society, Hyderabad. Organo Et School, Organo Farm Store, and God’s Own Office Café jointly set up stalls and conducted workshops for furthering this cause.
This community event was Organo Et School’s effort to bring awareness about Sapthapadha -The 7 strands of sustainability, by showcasing our farm programs and workshops being run in Hyderabad. These are intended towards developing interest amongst young children and adults in sustainable living and natural farming methods.
Organo Et School organized this event in form of experiential workshops for children and parents. Three very interesting and highly informative workshops were conducted on Sunday the 27 Nov.22, at NCC Urban, Hyderabad.
1. Snakes awareness program – By Friends of Snakes Society (FOSS)
2. Art and painting workshop By Anurag Dahiya- “Art in Nature”
3. A DIY workshop - “Jeevamrutham-A Biofertilizer”
These nature-oriented activities for children were conducted at the amphitheater in the Clubhouse at NCC. Around 40 children took part in these activities with a lot of enthusiasm.
The session by FOSS’s (Friends of Snake Society) team explained how to understand snakes, appreciate their contribution to biodiversity, confront & overcome our fear of snakes, and learn how to react empathically to our slithering friends if we had a chance to meet them. FOSS’s team covered important topics such as the identification of common snakes, distinguishing between venomous and nonvenomous snakes, the importance of snakes in nature, myths, snake bites, first-aid, etc.
The OES stall was set up to spread awareness amongst the residents of NCC Urban about the various initiatives, events, and workshops organized by OES. The stall had a variety of local vegetable seeds which were given to the residents for free, to help them start their gardening journey, along with a manual to encourage residents to take up kitchen gardening in their backyards. OES team members spoke about the importance of imparting education on sustainability to kids and parents.
This workshop was followed by Art in Nature - an interesting art and painting workshop by Ms. Anurag Dahiya, an artist & botanical illustrator. She used vegetables, leaves, flowers, and even stones to help children create beautiful & colourful paintings. All the kids enjoyed painting with paints and natural stencils made of leaves.
Parallelly, kids joined the Jeevamrutham making a DIY workshop. Jeevamrutham is a biofertilizer made from cow dung, cow urine, gram flour, jaggery, and water. All the ingredients were given to each child along with an instruction manual to ferment and use the soil elixir properly. OES Farm Coach, Mr.Venkatesh Nallamilli conducted the workshop by educating the kids about the importance of using natural fertilizer, followed by a live demonstration. The kids were apprehensive about touching the ingredients for the first few minutes, but as Venkatesh guided them gently, they were soon seen making the Jeevamrutham on their own. At the end of the workshop, all the participants were given 1-liter glass bottles to store this mixture and leave for fermentation, once back home.
During the event, around 70 people participated in the workshops. This is the sixth community program by OES in 2-months’ time. Organizing workshops in different communities and the response from their residents is very encouraging for the OES team.
About Organo Et School (OES)
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, 6500+ students and 3000+ adults participate over the last 5 years.
We believe in connecting children & adults with nature.
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