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The Organic Diaries: Round Two

August 29, 2014 • Posted in: News, The Organic Diaries, Workshops

We’ve returned to organic gardening once again this year, but only in a different school. This year, Kohka Middle School has taken it on themselves to go organic.

Plowing the patch for his peers to sow.

Plowing the patch for his peers to sow.

With an extremely unpredictable and weak monsoon this year, we waited until late July to sow our seeds. The climate has been harsh on this region, like many others in the country and we hope that not only our garden but also the fields of the farmers around the school too manage to get a harvest successfully.

7th graders sowing their seeds.

7th graders sowing their seeds.

The sixth graders working on their patch,

The sixth graders working on their patch,

As jarring consequences of climate change repeatedly make their presence felt, it is the appropriate moment to bring up the interconnectedness in an ecosystem. Our food is linked to our water, our water to our forest and the health of the forests is highly vulnerable to climatic changes. If our water is contaminated, then so will our food and forests.

Pooja Choksi, our program manager, explaining the effects of pesticides and herbicides on our water and soil.

Pooja Choksi, our program manager, explaining the effects of pesticides and herbicides on our water and soil.

Through the organic gardening project, we strive to set an example. From a small overgrown unkempt spot in the school to a flourishing organic kitchen garden- Join us on our fun- filled, amusing and sincere endeavor to encourage our students embrace organic foods and improve their daily nutrition.

The kakdi seeds ready to be sown,

The kakdi seeds ready to be sown,

We’d like ot take this opportunity to thank our partners on this project, Baghvan, for helping us set up this wonderful organic garden. So, what’s in store this time? We’ve got Kakdi, Barabti, Bhindi and Muli this year.

We’re looking forward!

Hoping for a success with the patch!

Hoping for a success with the patch!

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(The E-Base program is all about putting into practice learnings at the E-base. Our modules are well complemented by actual practical implementations through our projects in schools we associate with. The three main projects for this year- organic gardening, composting and energy generation through a bicycle aim to drive home the necessity of a commitment towards sustainability and environmental conservation.)

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