Reflection on Why Gardening or Farming is Important?

Author:
Sandya Reddi Nukala
December 11, 2023

Engaging with nature and animals, especially through activities like gardening, has a powerful impact on children's mental health, as demonstrated by consistent research findings. When children participate in planting seeds and caring for plants, it fosters a sense of responsibility, accomplishment, and a deeper connection to the natural world. These hands-on experiences play a crucial role in cultivating essential social-emotional skills that are vital for successfully navigating life's various challenges.

The therapist and doctors have recognized a mental health challenge affecting young people. Engaging in gardening with kinder, elementary youth, as well as adults has proven to lower anxiety levels and enhance a feeling of well-being and safety. Its potent tool for nurturing social-emotional learning and providing support for mental health in children. As well as being in a farm with cows, goats and other farm animals involves spending time outdoors, which contributes to the therapeutic effects. Fresh air, sunshine, and a change of environment can positively impact mood and overall well-being. 

As an instructor / teacher my trip to the farm has helped me with my anxiety, I look forward every week to be with children on the farm. Given the increasing levels of stress and anxiety among kids, your support is essential to broaden access to our programs at Oragano Et School and create a lasting positive influence on the lives of these young individuals.

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Organo Et School empowers people to embrace eco-living mindsets, behaviors, and habits. We recognize that for any positive impact to be sustainable, it must be long-term and inter-generational.

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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