Fertile Fields- Get Growing with Nature Power

TEACH TO LEARN - LEARN TO EARN, A Step forward in the life as an ENTREPRENEUR is a Programme organized by St. Teresa’s Institute of Education, Mumbai in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Government of India as a part of Vocational Education Nai Talim Experiential Learning (VENTEL) Action Plan. It includes various activities conducted by S.Y.B.Ed students of St. Teresa’s Institute of Education. VENTEL Activity 8 named as ‘Fertile Fields- Get Growing with Nature Power’ was conducted on Thursday, 4th February, 2021. Organic fertilizers are fertilizers derived from animal matter, animal excreta (manure), human excreta, and vegetable matter (e.g. compost and crop residues). The session for this activity was conducted by Neha Gharat (Roll No. 22), Janet Macwan (Roll No. 34) and Ashwini Nair (Roll No. 37) with the purpose of training students to make solid organic fertilizer at home in the form of organic compost from kitchen waste. The sample organic compost, Power Point Presentation and Video for making organic compost were prepared before the session by the above mentioned members of the group responsible to guide the students.

The session started with the introduction given by Ashwini Nair to explain the meaning, need and advantages of organic fertilizer. The steps to make organic compost from kitchen waste at home were then explained by Neha Gharat. It included the materials required, steps in the process of making and precautions to be taken while making organic fertilizer at home. Janet Macwan then highlighted the importance of organic fertilizer and created awareness among the students about the opportunity to become entrepreneur with the small business or start up by the youth of our country followed by the video shown for the same. The video was easy to understand and helpful for all the students to refer while making the organic fertilizer. After showing the video, the queries of the students regarding making of the compost were then solved by group members followed by thanking our institute and teachers for arranging this session.