Shaping eco-lifestyles at Meenakshi Trident Towers

Author:
Naga Vamsi Neelam
February 2, 2023

On 28th January, we hosted a series of events at Meenakshi Trident Towers to introduce the concepts of natural farming, nature art, biodiversity and sustainability to the residents.

Awareness on Snakes and Biodiversity

Friends of Snakes Society (FOSS), who are working for the conservation of snakes in India, shared their valuable insights about snakes and dissolved some of the myths that create snake-human conflict in living habitats. Want to know more about how to identify snakes, check out our special E-Book here: https://www.organoetschool.co.in/library 

Joy of Engaging with Nature through Art

Children eagerly approached us and asked about the other workshops, their eyes shining with excitement. As they waited for the workshops to begin, the children eagerly delved into the activity books provided by us, filled with working sheets based on sustainability. The activity books allowed the children to engage with and learn about sustainability in a hands-on and interactive way, fueling their excitement for the workshops to come.

As the nature art workshop began, the children gathered around Ms. Anurag Dahia, a talented artist and botanical illustrator. With pads and sheets of paper in hand, along with an array of leaves, flowers, and natural colors, the children were ready to unleash their creativity. Anurag expertly guided the children through the art-making process, providing encouragement and inspiration as they created beautiful paintings with their little hands. The children thoroughly enjoyed this art activity, soaking up the knowledge and skill that Anurag had to offer. Their faces lit up with delight as they crafted their masterpieces, and their excitement was contagious. This nature art workshop was a truly enriching experience for the children of Meenakshi Trident Towers.

Making Jeevamrutham: An Educational Experience

As the children explored their creativity through the art workshop, adults were drawn to a separate session led by our farming experts, Prabha Damotharan and Lakshmi Battula. They taught the group how to make Jeevamrutham, a powerful natural fertilizer that rejuvenates soil by boosting its microbial count. As they mixed and stirred the ingredients, questions were raised and answered with real-life examples. Prabha and Lakshmi emphasized the critical role of a native cow in natural farming. 

The excitement of making Jeevamrutham, a natural fertilizer, wasn't just limited to the adults at Meenakshi Trident Towers. As soon as they were finished, the children eagerly jumped in to get their hands dirty in the mixing process. Working together, they giggled and chatted while they created the soil-enriching mixture. It was a fun and educational experience for everyone involved.

Exciting Seed Identification game

Apart from these workshops residents also participated in a fun and educational seed identification game where they were challenged to identify five out of fourteen different types of seeds. Majority of participants were thrilled to have correctly identified at least five seeds and were gifted with coriander and gongura seed pouches as a reward.

As we said goodbye, we left with the hope that the lessons from our workshops will stay with them and become a source of inspiration for a more sustainable future

About Organo Et School (OES)

Organo Et School strives to empower 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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