Thirty children had the opportunity of trying their hand at farming at a series of sessions designed to connect children with the environment.
The sessions, Little Farmer, was organised by Nagarkrishi, an urban farming collective, with the support of IPDC, and hosted at the British Council on Saturday, read a press release.
At the session, children spent three hours learning about farming, making compost, identifying various insects, and were shown a live aquaculture demonstration featuring the eating habits of fish.
Nagarkrishi believes that through Little Farmer, children can become more attached to nature and the environment, and hence become likelier to want to protect and look after it. It is trying to help children understand that even in cities, nature is not far away – they can grow a garden and create their own green space right in their homes.
There is a rise in adventure therapy and people are creating green schools and forest schools across the world, the statement continued.
Nagarkrishi plans to organise Little Farmer sessions and similar initiatives in the future.