Seeds of Hope, Gardens of Hope: students from Gayatri Association, Neyagaon and Sigilaval primary schools start Gardens of Hope
Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2011
Little Farmers: Students from Gayatri Association learn about Gardens of Hope at Bija Vidyapeet and prepare for their very own Garden of Hope
We started with Gayatri, an association providing education to children from slums. Within one day, we met the fifty children of the association, gave presentations and did activities with different groups throughout the day. We also had a look at their schoolyard to get ideas for planning their garden and started weeding with the kids, as well as started a compost pile. The kids were very enthusiastic and energetic.
The students from the Gayatri Association came for a visit to the farm on the last Sunday of the month and spent the day here.They participated in a treasure hunt, which took them to various stations around the farm, and learned about the herb garden, vermicompost, the seed bank, harvesting, weeding and planting, and rainwater harvesting. They each received a « Little Farmer » diploma at the end of the day. The kids had a great time discovering the farm, and we will be going back to the school in March to help them set up their own garden.
Friday, Garden Day! Students of Neyagaon and Sigilaval primary schools start their Gardens of Hope
We have also been joined by Brittny and Guio. With them, we visited three schools near the farm; at each one we did presentations and activities with the children about seeds, where food comes from, and helped each start weeding and preparing their schoolyards to plant their gardens. In Neyagaon primary school and Sigilaval primary school, we will go every week to help the kids with their garden. From now on, « Friday, Garden Day »!