When Clouds Burst, Rains Pour

Author:  
Meena Murugappan
September 6, 2021

What a rainy week we saw in Hyderabad! We experienced a Cloud Burst, which was followed by days of consistent rains, and resulted in minor flooding of our Children’s farm. While our temporary drainage solution worked, the trench could not match the water-logging rate to the water-drainage rate.  

We were able to harvest the remaining palak leaves and distribute them to the children. However, the cluster beans and chilly plants found it hard to thrive under the relentless rains. The tomatoes and brinjal plants could hold up when the rains were reduced, and the water receded.  

Our lovely Black Cotton Soil turned into soft, soggy clay, making it hard to schedule the farming session on Sunday. But it was a nice break to enjoy the rain from the comfort of our homes.  

In the big scheme of things, Cloud bursts are a natural phenomenon and offer both benefits and not-so-benefits for the farmers, soil and crops. It makes us realize how weather-conscious we have to be when raising crops and the amount of effort it takes to nurture crops through the seasons.

It is also a good reminder to thank the farmers in our country for working through such weather uncertainties and to ensure the rest of us have access to food.

About Organo EtSchool (OES)

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.

We believe in connecting children & adults with nature. Connecting children with the natural world at an early age is the first step in creating responsible stewards for our collective future.

If you or your children are interested in future Be a Farmer programs, please contact us at oes@organo.co.in and by phone 9154100775 today! You can also click here to express your interest. We will keep you posted on our future farm cycles.

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