KARIMNAGAR: The majority of students of the city-based schools learn a bit of farming within the four walls of a classroom, management of Arvintree high school in Vasudeva colony in Karimnagar town, went a step ahead and created a small organic farm in their school premises to educate the students about various types of farming, crops and vegetables.
Taking advantage of a fully grown banana plant with flowers and fruits, the teachers of the third class made a live presentation on the chapter called ‘Kela” (banana). The students took a break from the structured time in the classroom to get experiential learning about the subject in a live presentation by their teachers.
The teachers explained in detail the banana crop and how it is cultivated and the importance of eating bananas and their flowers to get nutritional supplements. How, its leaves are used as plates in marriage functions also use of its trunk and leaves in marriage and festivals etc.
Similarly, the students were also encouraged to take up plantations of vegetables in their homes in flower pots or roof-tops. They were also educated about the importance of organic cultivation to check the vegetables and fruits being polluted by fertilizers and pesticides. The students also went round the small farm on the premises where the vegetables such as brinjal, ladies-finger, bottle gourd, ridge gourd, leafy vegetables such as coriander, curry leaves etc were grown.