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India: Students create organic vegetable garden in school

Students and teachers of Marudhamalai Devasthanam Higher Secondary School, Vadavalli, at their organic vegetable garden on school premises. Click image to see larger file.

Sharing their experience, the students said that the farming taught them the hardships of farmers and motivated them to contribute their part to society.

By S. Pavith Valsel
The Hindu
Sept 7, 2017

Excerpt:

Started in June, the students cultivate spinach, tomato, ladies finger, pumpkin, bottle guard, coriander and lettuce among others in the organic vegetable garden. They do mixed cropping and crop rotation to retain the fertility of the soil.

Produces of the vegetable garden are used to provide lunch for the students. There has been days when students were able to take home their produces too.

C. Selvakumari, assistant headmaster of the school, feels proud of the garden and bestows full credit to the students.

The idea of School Students Garden was kick-started by T. Ganesh Moortthy, Chief Education Officer, and S. Vanaja, District Education Officer, through S. Logambal, District Eco Co-ordinator of Department of School Education.

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