OES Launches 6th Batch of Be A Farmer Program

Author:
Susmita Changkakoty
June 29, 2023
OES Launches 6th Batch of Be A Farmer Program

After successfully running 5 Be A Farmer programs in the last two years, Organo Et School (OES) gears up for the launch of the 6th Batch of Be A Farmer on 13th August 2023 after being recognized by UNESCO under the green citizens initiative.

 Do you wish to introduce your child to farming & make them learn where and how their food is grown? Then, be sure to enroll them in the “Be a Farmer Monsoon Crop Cycle” program at Organo Et School Children’s Farm.

We are offering an immersive learning experience for children through Be a Farmer program.

Click here to Register for BAF Monsoon Crop Cycle

Here’s why every child should experience farming. It teaches children:

  1. where their food comes from
  2. how to care for the soil
  3. nature and weather awareness
  4. better appreciation for food
  5. plant life-cycle and farm eco-systems
  6. responsibility and self-reliance
  7. resilience and problem-solving skills
  8. patience & endurance
  9. the joy of reward after hard work

About Be a Farmer Monsoon Crop Cycle program

Once enrolled, children will be allotted a 48 sq. ft patch each to farm. They will be given a harvest program for 60 days (a typical harvest cycle). They will be guided by our farming team members and OES team members on natural farming techniques. They will have hands-on learning from soil preparation, seeding, tending, weeding, plant health care, harvesting, plant maturity, composting, to mulching. They will have to visit the patch (along with their parent/guardian) every weekend during designated hours and care for their crops.  

Because this program is designed as a hands-on experience that will take children through an entire crop cycle, we request the parents to bring the children every Sunday/Saturday, to tend to their respective farm patches. If the farm patch is left untended, weeds grow, the crop cycle gets disrupted, plants get impacted and learning is interrupted.

BAF Batch 6, has 20 slots only. We are opening the program to the 9-13 years age group. There is a nominal program fee of Rs.8000 per child for one month.

What we provide

  1. 48 sq. ft farm patch for each child to farm during the program duration of 30 days
  2. Seasonal saplings (4 leafys), jeevamrutham, neem oil, and natural farming guidance on what to do on a weekly basis
  3. Farming coaches, who will guide children on the weekly schedule of activities for the seasonal crops
  4. Professionals, who will introduce children to seven strands of sustainability through various workshops on
    a.Goshala visit and learn about biogas plant
    b.Sensory learning with clay
    c.Basics of Nature Photography
    d.Learn painting with natural colors
  5. Informal seating for parents/guardians under a shamiana near the farm patches

‍What the children are requested to do

  1. Engage in farming tasks such as soil preparation, seeding, weeding, tending, mulching, harvesting, and more
  2. Come and leave at a designated time every weekend to tend to their farm patch
  3. Bring their own gardening tools (gloves, spades, watering cans, small shovels, small rakes, garden scissors), and apt attire (including weather-appropriate gear & garden boots/shoes)
  4. Follow farm-friendly behavior
  5. Bring food, drinking water & snacks 
  6. Bring hand towels, cloth napkins, sanitizers, masks, etc.
  7. Bring paper/cloth bags to carry the fresh produce harvested and take it back home

At the end of the Crop Cycle in Sep-Oct, the children would

  1.  Have hands-on immersive experience in raising seasonal food crops
  2.  Have gained an understanding on natural farming methods
  3.  Have seen the farming cycle during the monsoon season.
  4.  Have gained knowledge on plant care and lifecycle  
  5.  Get a certificate from OES on course completion
  6.  Get featured on OES website and Social Media Channels recognizing their efforts

Program Details: 

Starting Date: 13th August 2023

Duration: Five Weeks (Every Sunday session)

Age Group: 9-13 years

Venue: Organo Et School Children’s Farm campus, Kesaram, Chevella Rd.

[About 40 mins drive from Gachibowli]

Timing: Sharp 9:00am - 10:00am

Program Fee: Rs.8000 (Non-refundable)

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/MvCUDUeLqZjdssFb9 

OR CALL OES: 9154100775

About Organo Et School (OES) 

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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