Urban FARMING 

Urban farming is designed for children to build hands on skills of farming and understanding the natural cycle of growth.

Program Details

  • No. of Sessions: 9 sessions

  • Day: Every Monday starting from September 14, 2020

  • Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm 

  • Pitaara Community Meet: Every weekend

  • Program Facilitator: Sakib

  • Program Fees: INR 3000

  • Age Group: 10 - 15 years

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Week 1 - Introduction to Urban Farming 

  • Learn what is an urban farmer

  • how to make a potting mix

  • how, when and what of planting 

Week 2 - Composting 

  • learn how to convert kitchen waste and garden waste into nutrient rich compost for your urban farm 

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Week 3 - 5:  Kitchen Garden Design 

  • Introduction to designing a kitchen garden 

  • how to observe nature and design a small garden on any rooftop, balcony or backyard

  • how to check the right direction sun, quality of soil etc 

Week 6 - Microgreens

  • grow delicious , nutrient-rich baby plants with minimal sunlight, water and space

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Week 7 - Pest Management 

  • learn how to make your plants strong

  • companion planting

  • heal your plants in case they are attacked by pests or disease

Week 8 - Harvest and Community Challenge 

  • harvest your learning 

  • harvest your microgreens 

  • begin with a 1 month challenge to apply your newly gained knowledge of urban farming 

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Week 9 - Personal/Group Challenge

  • Co-create projects and challenges to apply the learning of these 8 weeks to a real life project. It can range from making a rooftop farm to teaching your neighbours how to farm

About Sakib 

Sakib grew up in the streets of Old Delhi. He realized early on that street life and community educated him better than the classroom and textbook. After spending a few years making sandwiches at the airport, he chose to forge his own path. He began by learning slow food cooking and urban farming. His other talents include clowning, upcycling and drumming. ​

He acts in plays in Mandi House and clowns in hospitals to make the sick smile. He's an upcycling master who weaves magic with all kinds of rubbish.

 

Tribal rhythms pulsate through his drumming and have made him the beating heart of many alternative learning convergences.​

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