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India: Urban agriculture is one of the major components of “Livable Cities India” project

Urban agriculture program, is now included in “Samrudhi, General Education Protection Mission Project of Government of Kerala”, and is being implemented in 49 schools of Ollur assembly constituency, in one of the districts of the state.

World Urban Campaign
Evangelical Social Action Forum (ESAF)
Technical support of HealthBridge, Canada.


Promoting Herbal Garden in Schools

The schools in the assembly constituency started implementing Herbal gardens within their school complexes, to popularize the usefulness of commonly available and frequently used herbal plants and to conserve the associated traditional knowledge for future generations.

I Walk Club students are entrusted with the maintenance and supervision of Herbal gardens in the respective schools. So far, 13 out of 49 schools have already implemented herbal gardens in their respective school yard, which involves approximately 413 students.

The objectives of this program include;
To encourage and promote schools to introduce the home herbal garden concept to students
To inculcate a sense of familiarity from childhood with surrounding biodiversity and its conservation, especially herbal plants
To educate school children in identifying different types of herbs and their uses, including growing them in a garden

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