Arrive at Farm Shiksha at 09:30 am and report at the main Shade Area for Induction.
Refresh yourself with farm-fresh Tender coconuts and assemble for classes by 10:00 am
Walk through all around the farm and understand the various plantation and get introduced to various farming methods.
Introduction to Shade net farming , Munching , Drip Irrigation , Medicinal plants and Vermi-composting.
This would be followed by a session on Mushroom , Honey production and Poultry which ends at 12.30 pm
South Indian Vegetarian Lunch by 13: 00
followed by a session on Modern agri methods until 14:30
Sports and Entertainment , Certificate distribution , Departure 15:30
General orientation about all farming and other allied activities.
Induction into the marriage of farming and Agriculture. "SMART" Farming.
Farming as an occupation. What does it take to build your farming empire?
Our student generation believe that fruits and vegetables are grown in the super markets and do not have exposure to any farm activities and are locked in urban monotony and ipads.
In Farm Shiksha, we would like to enlighten the children about the farm practices and the growth pattern of various fruits and vegetables.
FARM Shiksha presents the proper environment to experience the fresh air from the Neem,Mango and coconut trees, Lush green paddy fields amidst the sounds of birds and animals and the movement of the tree leaves.
After the traditional lighting of the lamp and the directors welcome address, a video presentation will be presented on the importance of farming and how it has evolved over a period of time. A brief lecture about the importance of the various allied farming activities will be also be given.
Later, we walk through to the cattle shed to understand the food patterns of cows and calves and understand the importance of cows waste in vermi compost and panchakavya. The students will understand the importance of earthworms and how much it helps in enriching the soil.
Soon after , the students will then visit the roof garden and understand the types of vegetables grown there in small pots and that is sufficient to ignite the spark in the students to start experimenting the growing of vegetables like tomatoes, Greens, raddish as soon as they reach home which itself will be a big success to this program.
After the roof garden, a visit to the shade net vegetable farming will enable the students to understand the modern agricultural practices adopted to avoid the pest and insect attack.
The students will then be exposed to advanced irrigation techniques like drip irrigation, sprinkler, hydroponics and will be explained the need for water conservation.
After going round the fruit garden with mango and sapota fruits, the student will visit the bee hive from a distance and understand the benefits of bee to the pollination of the flower.The student will understand the use of honey in curing various illness. Then the students will visit the medicinal herbs to understand their use in human well being as well as in curing illness.
After the farm rounds, the students will assemble for lunch.
In the post lunch session, the students will be taught about
1. Methods of identification of quality fruits and vegetables
2. Harvesting techniques of various crops
3. Post Harvest ripening without the use of hazardous chemicals
4. Packing for domestic and export market
5. Introduction to Organic foods and pest control techniques like panchakavya etc.,
"Make a mark"- Planting of a Tree
The trip will end with the planting of a tree by the students after digging the pit, applying manure, planting the sapling and watering it. A Board will be displayed stating the date of planting and the name of the organization . ( Oh well, you made a difference )