Eenadu, the largest circulated Telugu daily, features initiatives of Organo Et School. Here is an English translation and extract from the featured article. Do have a quick read.
OES teaches how to grow plants
Brinjal plant has grown well but there is no yield… What are the measures to be taken to grow leafy greens organically? How do we get children to like vegetables? Organo et School offers solutions to such issues and encourages organic farming by conducting workshops while sensitizing children to a farmer’s challenges.
Children who grow up in cities don’t get to experience the happiness of smelling soil. They don’t understand the difficulties of growing vegetables. In order to encourage children to get involved in farming and experience the happiness and fulfillments of growing their own food, this organization is conducting workshops on weekends. They are teaching children to grow crops that can be harvested in 3 months. “With the intention of being environmentally responsible, Meena Murugappan, Raghuram and I started Organo Et School as one of the activities of Organo Eco Habitats. We are architects by profession, and we felt responsible to introduce organic farming, solar power generation and water conservation in corporations, gated communities and educational institutions. During this process, when we realized that the awareness on agriculture was extremely low, it saddened us. That’s what prompted us to start Organo Et school (OES),” says Nagesh Battula, Co- Founder of Organo Eco Habitats.
What do they teach in OES?
In this Organo Et School, classes are organized for specific age groups in `Be a farmer’ workshops. 6 to 8-year-old children are classified as `Kinder Gardeners’ and are taught how to grow 2 types of vegetable crops that includes lessons on checking soil fertility, choosing the right seeds, sowing seeds, methods of making organic manure, pesticides, understanding when to sow and when to reap in a five-week course.
They also offer a ten-week course for 20 students per batch which includes rabi and kharif seasonal crop cultivation. Waste management, water conservation, organic fertilizer making are a part of this course too. These classes are conducted on Sundays to encourage all the family members to spend a productive weekend, bonding over farming. The participants get to take their harvest back home with them.
“...We continue to offer support after the workshops are completed. We make the participants hands-on learning of preparing the soil, making Jeevamrutham in addition to all the aspects of organic farming.”
“So far, it has been only word-of-mouth. Sreenidhi International, Shloka, Chirec, Glendale, Jubilee Hills Public school are a few of the schools whose students enroll regularly. Not only children but also corporate employees and gated communities avail our advice and services,” says Meena Murugappan of OES.
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 empower people to embrace eco-living mindsets, behaviors 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.
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