School gardens for a healthy and green future in Bangalore, India
Proposed project an entry in the Mahindra Spark the Rise Project Championship.
Project Implementation Examples
The idea of School Garden was conceptualized and set up at Loyola Composite Pre-University college with the help of one organization, that funded this project. An Eco-Club was formed, comprising of 16-18 students from 8th and 9th standards, to maintain the terrace garden and this was a huge success. These students have displayed initiative and enthusiasm in maintaining the garden on their own and are very involved that they reach out with questions and related problems they face. These students have been supported by their teachers and have been able to harvest 3 kilos of greens within 30 days of starting the project. Vegetables harvested from this project have been directly diverted to their mid-day meal preparation, which is an achievement in itself. This has fostered a green community within the school today.
The second school which has its own garden is B M English School located in Hennur, Bengaluru. The high school students of the ICSE division were introduced to gardening through a workshop and ever since have played an active role in maintaining their garden and are part of the “Green Club” in school. The vegetables grown are sold to their teachers and it is observed that their knowledge of plants, seeds etc. have increased tremendously and are able to identify them with ease.