A bright sunny morning and fresh green saplings awaited the children in OES Children’s farm. After a quick review of their respective patches, the children started with the first activity - to ensure any young weeds were removed from the patches. After which, they checked on the young saplings. If any needed replacing, the children replaced with healthier saplings. This was followed by application of Jeevamrutham, following by light watering. Interested in a ready reckoner about Jeevamrutham, read more on this post.
After 30 minutes under the sun, the children moved to shade under the neem trees for a delightful creative activity by Anurag Dahiya, our Creative Lead for this program. Children were introduced to the role of Birds in Agriculture. The topics covered included:
1) How are birds – friends of farmers and,sometimes, the foes as well!
2) How birds help in seed distribution and biodiversity
3) Introduction the Weaver bird and its nest
And then commenced a super fun session, one in which the children were given clay bird whistles to play with. They were also taught how to work as a team and use the whistle to communicate. The session ended with the entire farm filled with the chirping sounds of this new human-bird species!
We recognize that for any positive impact to be sustainable, it has to 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 fields 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 of our collective future.
If you or your children are interested in future Be a Farmer programs, please connect to 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.