OES Launches ‘Be a Farmer Kharif Crop Cycle’

Author:
Meena Murugappan
August 22, 2022
OES Launches ‘Be a Farmer Kharif Crop Cycle’

After the first year of a successful launch and running of 4 Be A Farmer (BAF) programs, through all 3 crop cycles, Organo Et School (OES) is all set for starting the 5th BAF batch – The Kharif crop cycle.

It brings us immense pleasure to have helped over 100 children (Urban) go through this BAF program from Hyderabad so far. It makes us move closer to our mission to empower people to embrace eco-living solutions, mindsets and habits.

So if you are wanting to introduce farming to your child, but didn’t know how? 

Do you wish they know where and how their food is grown? 

Are your kids not afraid of getting dirty, jump in and help, learn fast and work hard? 

Then, be sure to enroll them in the “Be a Farmer Kharif Crop Cycle” program at Organo Et School Children’s Farm.

Here’s why we think every child should experience farming because farming 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

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

About Be a Farmer Kharif Crop Cycle program

Once enrolled, 20 children will be allotted 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 (starting O, 2022) 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 5, has 20 slots only. We are opening the program to the 9-15 years age group. There is a nominal program fee of ₹3,500/month per child. Register here!

What we provide

11.  Approx. 48 sq. ft farm patch for each child to farm on during the program duration of 60 days (2-month crop cycle, seed to mulching)

12.  Seasonal saplings (2-3 veggies, 4 leafys), jeevamrutham, neem oil and natural farming guidance on what to do on a weekly basis

13.  Farming coaches, who will guide children on the weekly schedule of activities for the seasonal crops

14.  Source of water for watering the plants

15.  Informal seating for parents/guardians under a shamyaana near the farm patches

What the children are requested to do

16.  Engage in farming tasks such as soil preparation, seeding, weeding, tending, mulching, harvesting, and more

17.  Come and leave at designated time every weekend to tend to their farm patch

18.  Bring their own gardening tools (gloves, spades, watering cans, small shovels, small rakes, garden scissors), and apt attire, umbrella (including weather-appropriate gear & garden boots/shoes)

19.  Follow farm-friendly behaviour & follow necessary Covid protocols

20.  Bring food, drinking water & snacks for themselves

21.  Bring hand towels, cloth napkins for themselves.

22.  Bring paper/cloth bags to carry the fresh produce harvested by them and take it back home

23.  As there are no toilets on site, we request parents to prepare the children accordingly.

At the end of the Crop Cycle in mid-November, the children would

24.  Have hands-on immersive experience in raising seasonal food crops

25.  Have gained an understanding on natural farming methods

26.  Have seen the farming cycle during the Kharif season.

27.  Have gained knowledge on plant care and lifecycle  

28.  Get a certificate from OES on course completion

29.  Get featured on OES website and Social Media Channels recognizing their efforts

Program Details:

Launch  2022.

Duration: 2 months (Every Sunday session).

Timing: Sharp 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Program Fee: Rs.3500 /month /child.

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

[About 40 mins drive from Gachibowli] https://goo.gl/maps/JST8qA3iBGHwxYwi8

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/KZpiFj8YKY4nJy518

or CALL OES: 9154100775

About Organo Et School (OES)

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, 6500+ students and 3000+ adults participate over the last 5 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 Be a Farmer program, please connect to us at oes@organo.co.in and by phone 9154100775 today!

Please send your queries to us at oes@organo.co.in and by phone 9154100775 today!

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