Green Thumbs Up!

Nalanda Public School is happy to announce the advent of urban farming activities on the school's terrace. While the entire school will get an expousure to the work involved in making a terrace garden, a section of forty students from standard VIII has been chosen to spearhead this task. These activities help the students take on the responsibility of the green initiative and contribute to bringing about positive change in society. As a first step, the concept of compost was introduced. Its process and principle was discussed. Students used to waste from school premises to experiment with different kinds of composting techniques.

Students are encouraged to plant vegetables, learn to grow seedings, make plant beds, plan placement of shrubs and vines, and learn about water requirements and climate change. Incorporating organic farming principles in the garden, students will learn to prepare natural remedies to keep plants healthy and analyse how different insects and weeds are part of a garden, and can contribute to healthy growth of plants. Terrace farming at Nalanda Public School is here to stay, under the social outreach programme.