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The Great Planting Fest at Vidya Ghat

In the heart of GMPS Jakkur, a spirited group of 6th-grade students, under the guidance of their esteemed Headmaster, Mrs. Rukmini, embarked on a journey of discovery and sustainability with the Veggie4School curriculum. With excitement buzzing in the air, the students eagerly awaited the arrival of the day they had been eagerly anticipating for weeks. 

As the vehicle carrying the precious cargo of seedlings arrived at the school gates, a wave of excitement swept through the student body. Rushing to greet the seedlings, each student approached with curiosity and wonder, inspecting the delicate leaves and sturdy stalks with keen interest. It was a moment of connection with nature, as they carefully selected seedlings of their favorite vegetables, their faces alive with enthusiasm. 

Equipped with tools and guided by the expertise of the Garden Gurus, the students eagerly set to work, their hands digging into the rich soil with determination and purpose. With each pit dug and each growing pot carefully nestled into place, a promise was made – a promise to nurture and care for these young plants in the days to come. 

Throughout the chapter, the students’ enthusiasm never waned. They embraced each lesson with open hearts and eager minds, soaking in the knowledge imparted by their teachers and the Garden Gurus. From learning about the importance of healthy soil mixtures to understanding the art of square foot gardening, every concept was met with genuine interest and excitement. 

As the final seedlings found their new homes in the wooden gardening boxes, a sense of pride filled the air. The students stood tall, knowing that they had played a part in something meaningful – something that would not only benefit their school but also the environment at large. 

For the students of GMPS Jakkur, the Veggie4School curriculum was more than just a lesson in gardening; it was a journey of growth, discovery, and empowerment.


  • Application of Learned Concepts to Improve Gardens: Many students are eager to apply their workshop knowledge to enhance their gardens, showing practical understanding and proactive sustainability. 96% 96%
  • Enjoyment of Workshops and Increased Interest in Gardening: The workshops were widely enjoyed, sparking increased interest in gardening among students through engaging and informative hands-on activities. 96% 96%
  • Confidence in Planning and Caring for a Garden: Majority of the students felt more confident in planning and caring for a garden after the workshops, showing a boost in their gardening skills. 93% 93%
  • Understanding Plants’ Needs for Growth: An overwhelming majority comprehensively understand what plants need to grow well, showcasing a strong grasp of concepts related to space, light, and water requirements. 91% 91%

Student Commitment and Confidence in Sustainable Gardening

  • Adoption of Square-Foot Gardening, Biodegradable Pots, or Smart Watering: The majority of students (90%) expressed a strong intention to adopt all the learned techniques highlighting their commitment in implementing sustainable gardening practices.
  • Perceived Impact of Workshop Learnings on Future Gardens: A significant majority of students (87%) firmly believe that what they learned during the workshops will greatly benefit their current and future gardens.

With newfound knowledge and a renewed sense of purpose, Garden Detectives pledged to be stewards of the earth, nurturing their gardens and nurturing their futures. And in their hands, the seeds of change had been planted, ready to blossom into a greener, more sustainable tomorrow. 

Active Participation in the Green Leaders

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