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The Great Planting Fest at Vidya Ghat

In the vibrant halls of GKMPS Kavalbyrasandra, under the guidance of Headmaster Mrs. Jeejabai Shindhe and teacher Mr. Darbar, a diverse group of 6th and 7th-grade students eagerly embraced the teachings of the Veggie4School curriculum. Among them were Abhinaya, Ambika, Asif, and Charulekha, each bringing their unique enthusiasm and energy to the learning process. 

As the classroom lessons unfolded, the students’ excitement was palpable. With eager minds and attentive hearts, they absorbed every detail of square foot planting, eagerly creating intricate garden designs on paper. With names like Abhishek, Ayisha, and Muskan eagerly discussing the placement of each vegetable seedling, the classroom buzzed with creativity and enthusiasm. 

When the time came to put their plans into action, the students wasted no time in getting their hands dirty. With the guidance of the Garden Gurus, they carefully transplanted seedlings into the wooden garden boxes, their faces alive with determination and purpose. Detectives like Deepak, Hema Shree, and Priya S R worked tirelessly, ensuring each seedling found its rightful place in the garden. 

As they learned about smart watering techniques and plant protection measures, the students nodded in understanding, eager to implement these practices in their own gardens at home. With Detectives like Nikhitha R, Suresh, and Tanushri S eagerly absorbing every lesson, it was clear that their commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship ran deep. 

  • Application of Learned Concepts to Improve Gardens: Most of the students are eager to apply their workshop knowledge to enhance their gardens, showing practical understanding and proactive sustainability. 75% 75%
  • 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. 88% 88%
  • Confidence in Planning and Caring for a Garden: Many of the students felt more confident in planning and caring for a garden after the workshops, showing a boost in their gardening skills. 82% 82%
  • Understanding Plants’ Needs for Growth: Majority of the students comprehensively understood what plants need to grow well, showcasing a strong grasp of concepts related to space, light, and water requirements. 86% 86%

Student Commitment and Confidence in Sustainable Gardening

  • Adoption of Square-Foot Gardening, Biodegradable Pots, or Smart Watering:Most students (88%) plan to use all three techniques—square-foot gardening, biodegradable pots, and smart watering—in their future gardens, showing strong enthusiasm for sustainable practices learned in the Veggie4School curriculum.
  • Perceived Impact of Workshop Learnings on Future Gardens: A significant majority (85%) of students believe that what they learned today will definitely improve their current or future gardens, showcasing strong confidence in the Veggie4School curriculum’s impact.

For the students of GKMPS Kavalbyrasandra, the Veggie4School curriculum was more than just a series of lessons; it was an opportunity to connect with nature, learn new skills, and make a positive impact on their environment. With Mrs. Jeejabai Shindhe’s leadership and Mr. Darbar’s guidance, they emerged not only as gardeners but as advocates for change, ready to cultivate a greener, more sustainable future for themselves and generations to come. And as they tended to their gardens with care and dedication, they planted the seeds of change, promising a brighter tomorrow for all. 

Active Participation in the Green Leaders

Abhinaya K, Abhirami C, Abhishek Kumar, Abubakar Siddiq, Ambika B, Anil Shivanand, Anushka R, Arshiya, Arthi A, Ashraf, Asif, Ayesha Siddiq, Ayisha, Azmath Pasha, Baganna, Bhgyavathi, Bhumesh V, Bi Bi Zainab, Chandrakala, Charulekha Y ,Chhoti Kumari, Dara Chandra, Dara Shalini, Deepak R, Deepak R, Faiza Khanum, Gurunath, Hasini, Hema Shree, Iaman, Isha, Janani, Jeevitha P, Joseph, Juhi Kumari, Jyothi S, Kaushalya, Keerthana D, Lakshmi R, Lohith Kumar G, Lvavanya Bai Y M, Varsha, Mageshwari, Mahadevi, Mahesh, Maimuna C, Mallikarjuna S, Manasa N, Megha, Mehaboob B, Milan, Minisha A, Mohammed Adil, Monish P S, Moula Ali, Muskan, Narasamma, Navya Kumari, Nayana R, Nikhitha R, Nikitha V,, Nithesh N, Noor Huda, Nuthan M, Pallavi N, Prajwal, Prithi Raj, Priya S R, Sanjana, Radha Kumari, Rahamathunissa, Raj Nandini, Ramesha, Reena, Ruth Mary, S Charulatha, Sabiya S ,Sagar, Sajida S, Salman, Samvel S, Sanjana, Sanjay A, Sanjay P, Sanjitha J, Santhosh, Sathyam Kumar, Shankar N, Sharli, Shivarajini, Shivashankara, Shivasharana, Sindura A, Somiya R, Stephan, Suresh, Swapna J, Syed Ayan, Syed Faraz, Syed Shahid, Syeda Humera, Tanushri S, Tayamma, Usha Kumari, Veronika, Vignesh N, Vimal Kumar, Vinay Kumar, Vivek Kumar, Yallamma, Yuthika J