This year has been a real test for our plants. After a few pleasantly wet days after sowing, we were back to the dry spell.
Needless to say, the patch didn’t fare too well (to add to our troubles, we’ve been having trouble with the hand pump in the school).
Thus, we decided to give it another shot. We replanted some parts of the patch that had died.
There is something to be said of the benefits of gardening. Often, we see many people of passion for gardening describe the activity as one that is calming and almost spiritual. In many ways, this being our second attempt at organic gardening, we are more relaxed and have a chance to ‘enjoy’ it. It is immaterial that the weather hasn’t been supportive. Even the process of replanting was equally calming and pleasant. Moreover, seeing something one has planted with their own hands and has nurtured with constant care grow gives one immense gratification, be it a simply a vegetable bearing plant or an entire acre of a field.
(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.)