On the 24th of November, Children of Diversity, The Play School, paid a visit to our farm along with their teachers. True to their school's name, the children displayed a wide range of ages and abilities, and we were delighted to facilitate a series of outdoor learning experiences for this diverse group.
Upon their arrival at the farm, warm laughter greeted them as they were guided towards the shaded area. The children were visibly excited about exploring the farm, and we arranged for them to sit in a circle where they were introduced to our team. Ms. Sandhya and Ms. Susmita briefed the children on the activities they would be participating in, starting with the tactile experience of touching and feeling different types of soil. They were then shown how to test soil texture using a mason jar.
Subsequently, the children were divided into two groups. One group planted tomato saplings, while the other embarked on a farm tour.
The tour included insights into the functionality of mandala gardens, pest management techniques, papaya plantation, and various irrigation methods. After completing their respective activities, the groups swapped experiences.
Following these engaging activities, the children took part in a microgreens workshop under the guidance of Ms. Sandya Tipparti. They learned to create microgreens using coconut shells, cocopeat, soil, and methi seeds. Each child received a tracker sheet to monitor the growth of their microgreens at home, along with instructions on caring for the sown seeds.
Post-workshop, the group enjoyed lunch seated with teir teachers amidst the farm's greenery and fresh air. After the meal, a demonstration of Jeevamrutham, a natural fertilizer, took place. Five volunteers from the group participated in showcasing the preparation of Jeevamrutham.
As the day concluded, the farm resonated with joy as teachers and children bid farewell, leaving with smiles and waves of gratitude for the enriching and memorable farm visit.
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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