OES farms on Sunday morning buzzed with Tiny Tots running around, laughing and having fun. Kids of age 6 years to 8 years old came to learn basics of growing leafy vegetables, during the winter months in Hyderabad, through OES Kinder Gardener farming program. The first session of this one-month long program was on Sunday 28 Nov 21, at the Organo Et School farm, near Chevella.
All the kids got their little farm tools of different colours and sizes along with them. They were very excited to see what was in store for them at the OES farm. So, as they all gathered around their farm coach Sreedevi Ande, they looked at her with a lot of anticipation!
Sreedevi Ande a self-trained gardening expert and farming enthusiast, is a very gentle and humble person. She loves children and enjoys sharing her knowledge about gardening with them. She was assisted by her teenage daughter Akshara in this Kinder Gardener activity at OES farm.
As the kids were taken to the farm patches allotted to them, they were very happy to see their nameboards put on individual farm patches. They all moved to these farm patches of 4X4 ft and made themselves comfortable to start the activity. Sreedevi briefed them about various steps of sowing seeds. She first helped them loosen the soil and then prepare it for sowing, by breaking bigger chunks of soil, weeding out unwanted grass and plants if any. They were also asked to find and remove any pebbles or stones in their patches. Each child was given some soaked seeds of Methi and Soya to sow. Sreedevi demonstrated the sowing process, which the kids followed with assistance from their enthusiastic parents.
Once they were done with sowing by adding a thin layer of soil to cover the seeds. Then came the interested step of watering the soil patches for seeds to get enough moisture to germinate. Kids loved this as they used their small watering cans to sprinkle water on their patch of land.
Hence, coming to the end of an interesting and first ever exposure of touching soil for some of the kids.
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.