This time, it was the Launch of Organo Et School “Mandala Garden program” at OES Children's Farm campus. Here is a recap of session-1 in the words of our farm coach, Garima Goel herself.
It was a pleasant experience teaching today. The children are super happy doing farming and working with soil. It made my work enjoyable even more.
On 15 May 2022, Sunday, participant children did the following as day-1 activities of Mandala program:
- They were allotted circular sections of the mandala garden at the OES farm.
- They got gardening tools to start their farm journey in an Organo bag (cloth), from OES.
- They loosened soil with rake.
- They added compost and neem cake to the soil to prepare it well before sowing.
- They were given a small bowl full of pre-soaked seeds.
- They sowed Gongura seeds by broadcasting method.
- Coriander seeds were first split into half, by pressing them between fingers.
- Then coriander seeds were sown by row sowing methos.
- Then kids were asked to cover these with thin layer of soil
- This was followed by mulching the circular beds.
- I demonstrated watering by sprinkling water with buckets and mugs, using both their hands.
- I took them for harvesting Mint, Gongura and Chillies from OES patches.
They left happily with the promise of coming next Sunday.
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.
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