On 13 Feb 2022, OES launched its 2 batch of Kinder Gardener farming program, a-month long program, at OES Children's farm campus.
The farm coach Ms.Sreedevi Ande had an exciting bunch of 10 kids aged 6-8 years, joining her for a first exposure (for some) to soil and seeds. As she made them comfortable by asking them to introduce themselves by sharing their names, grades and schools, they seem to settle down next to their 2ft by 3ft farm patches.
Once all of them finished introducing themselves, they were given a brief about the gardening tools they had got with them. Sreedevi then told them to get the seeds. OES provided 2 leafy vegetable seeds coriander and Amaranthus to the kids. These are carefully chosen as these mature in a month's time.
This program is specially curated, keeping in mind the age of kindergarten kids, their attention span and sensorial learning experience.
The kids thoroughly enjoyed this totally new experience of touching, feeling, and smelling soil, for some this being the first time ever.
All of them even enjoyed washing up, as they got to play with water filled in a drum for cleaning up, instead of tap flowing water which they are used to!!
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, 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 for our collective future.
If you or your children are interested in future Be a Farmer programs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone 9154100775 today! You can also click here to express your interest. We will keep you posted on our future farm cycles.
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