Title of the Event: “5 Days Life skills program on effectively managing the resources for gardening in the campus Program”, was an endeavour of Manav Rachna Education institutions was to promote individuals by creating opportunities for them to work together and learn from each other about gardening, food preparation and more.They learn to respect each other’s differences and to appreciate what they have in common. Community gardens build relationships that last beyond the growing season. The sessions were designed in such a way that it offers opportunities for community members to get involved, reducing the social isolation of seniors with skills to share and connecting children to older generations. They also help connect campus to local businesses and groups when they request sponsorship or volunteer assistance.This workshop brought experts in respective domains to make participants sail into the journey towards the close up look at natural processes and the living organisms that thrive in these environments. By learning to care for a living, breathing ecosystem, students develop an understanding of nature’s importance in their lives and lives of other beings.
Awareness session was initiated by Dr. Nidhi, Professor, FET, MRIIRS. She thoroughly stressed on the importance of knowing the environment stewardship initiatives from an individual’s perspective. As the campus community gardens are particularly well-suited to the task of increasing student engagement acrossthe entire campus population, not just among those with a prior interest in sustainability or gardening. Her take on that student interest is strongly related to how the campus gardening experience is structured. In particular, interest in gardening is related to clearly deﬁned personal and community beneﬁts. She also explained that the most fascinating is that the level of interest is not related to prior gardening experience or to strong pro-environmental attitudes, suggesting that campus gardens and farms may be made to appeal to a wide the range of students. Later she suggested the solutions to handle the situations as encouraging sustainable behaviour is a way proper handling of resources at all levels can help them plan better. Session 2 was on Implementation of smart gardening techniques in campus was conducted by Ms. Kapila Kumar, on practice of raising your mowing height and returning clippings benefits the turf in a variety of ways that can reduce both pesticide and water use. Reduced need for pesticides such as grub control and weed control and reduced need for water are lasting benefits. She also elaborated on the importance of Another technique is to think about having a low maintenance lawn. Grass varieties uniquely suited for the site can enable lawn owners to back off of practices that are common to a high maintenance lawn. In shady sites, perhaps removing turf altogether is the best solution. Turf alternatives for both sun and shade can be massed together to make a nice grown cover or even colourful perennial border. The sessions were interactive and the students were highly enthused and expressed a desire to communicate with her in the further sessions too.
She talked about the importance of using IoT-enabled smart farming techniques, farmers can grow crops even when the soil is not arable or the soil quality is poor. IoT-enabled farming can help grow plants and crops while cutting down on water consumption, use of pesticides, labor, and maintenance costs. The workshop was a combination of promoting in sustainability, gardening and community benefits to make the participants a better human being and contributing towards a society of human beings where they are ready to help and share. Starting from the self an individual for this the experiential learning was made a part of this workshop where the resource personal had shared their journey to motivate the participants.The session ended by vote of Thanks by Dr.Pushpa Tomar, Clan Vice Chief Wild Cats. Participants had shown their commitment by participating in this workshop and ensured that they will be working their bit to promote the learning and help needy by making them independent and will be brand ambassador in sensitizing towards this cause with their contribution. The session ended with inspiration for every participating student to be a strong pro-environmental attitude and with blessings for wisdom, health, and wide range appeal.