Time & Location
05-Aug-2023, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sholavaram, Attur Village , Karnodai, Sholavaram, Tamil Nadu 600067, India
About the Event
Miltonians of Grades 5 to 10 went on a one-day picnic to Farm Guru located in Chitra Madam on the 5th of August 2023. This trip to the farm was a delightful and memorable experience, filled with the sights and sounds of nature, the warmth of the sun on the faces, and the joy of learning about agriculture and farm life.
As we arrived at the farm, we were greeted by a friendly farmer who welcomed us with a warm smile. The air was filled with the fresh scent of hay and earth, and we knew that we were in for a wonderful day ahead.
Our first stop was the barn, where we met the farm animals. The sight of the adorable baby goats, fluffy chicks, and curious rabbits brought out the child in all of us. Next, we had a satisfying breakfast made from farm-fresh ingredients, under the shades of giant trees.
We started out the first activity “Cattle ploughing” which is the best method for soil pulverization, where the soil granules are reduced to smaller particles when compared to the original size. Next, we ventured into the vast fields of crops. Students got into the wet soil fields and started sowing crops. We had the opportunity of placing seeds in suitable soil which conditions for proper germination and growth. Followed by which we did activities like removing the husk, and weeds. Weeds are unwanted plants that grow among crops. They are removed by using weedicides, by manually pulling them with hands and some are removed during soil preparation.
The farm also had a beautiful orchard filled with guava, mango and coconut trees; the branches were heavy with ripe fruits. After a satisfying lunch made from farm-fresh ingredients, we had some leisure time to explore the farm on our own. Some of us went on a tractor ride, while others enjoyed the serenity of the farm's picturesque surroundings.
In the afternoon, we gathered for a farming workshop. We were addressed by Mr Sesha M Sai, founder of Farm Guru, who spoke about the importance of organic farming, planting techniques, crop rotation, and the significance of pollinators in ensuring a healthy harvest. It was an eye-opening experience that deepened our appreciation for the hard work and dedication farmers put into growing our food. Our trip to the farm was not only a fun and educational outing, but it also served as a reminder of the importance of sustainable farming practices and our connection to the land. We left the farm with a renewed sense of gratitude for the food on our plates and a lasting memory of a day well spent in the embrace of nature.