GAR­DEN­ING

India Today - - SIMPLY MUMBAI -

In this age of global warm­ing and cli­mate catas­tro­phes, sign­ing your kids up at Eco Kids might just help them be­come more aware of the se­ri­ous prob­lems our world faces. And who knows, it could well be the birth of a lit­tle na­ture lover. Started in 2009 by Smita Khar­banda, city kids are given a taste of nat­u­ral and ur­ban farm­ing. A ses­sion called Hands on Gar­den­ing takes chil­dren through the en­tire process of nur­tur­ing plants right from ger­mi­na­tion. This in­cludes dig­ging the soil, plant­ing the seeds and then reg­u­larly wa­ter­ing the plants. The learn­ing process is made fun for each child by in­clud­ing some art­based ac­tiv­ity like story telling, flower jew­ellery and leaf masks or in­ter­ac­tive games like trea­sure hunts. HIGH­LIGHTS These ac­tiv­i­ties teach tech­niques like re­cy­cling, ver­mi­cul­ture and so­lar cook­ing COST Rs 1,200 WHERE Po­dar Jumbo Kids, Worli TEL 23530570

AGE GROUP

8- 12 years

DU­RA­TION

1 week

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