Be a Farmer program entered into the next leg of the crop cycle as the seeds sowed by Organo Et Schools's young farmers started germinating. Children came to the OES Children's farm campus, on 28 November, Sunday morning excited and full of energy! They were very happy to see their farm patches, showing signs of fresh green life. The seeds they had sown and saplings they had planted last Sunday, were germinating and healthy now.
Our farm coach Shilpa Teja called all the kids to join her to share guidelines to be followed during the session. All the kids gathered around her. After carefully listening to the instructions, they all went to their respective farm patches, each bearing their names. All of them started weeding their small farms. They looked for any unwanted grass and other outgrowth on their patches and pulled these out. This was like a game of ‘Odd-One-Out'!
As soon as kids were satisfied with weeding their farms, they all ran to the water source and filled water in their small garden buckets and showers. Watering was monitored by Shilpa and the OES staff around. As watering the fresh saplings must be done carefully and diligently. Soon after watering their farm patches, young farmers collected around Shilpa to learn a new activity in farming practice.
They learnt to make an organic bio-pesticide and manure combination called Jeevamrutham. Shilpa demonstrated the process of mixing cow dung, cow urine, jaggary, besan and some soil to get a solution. To this some water was added and it was kept for fermentation for 7-10 days. Kids followed their coach and started mixing their portions in small buckets provided to them by OES. Kids were all very enthusiastic about this exercise and completed it well. After cleaning and washing themselves up with soap and water at the water source, they went back to their farm patches said bye there and moved back to the city with their parents.
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 the "Kinder-Gardeners" program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and by phone 9154100775 today!