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Sustainability
Visit to a farm in a rain shadow area

We visit a friend's farm in a rain shadow area and learn about sustainability

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Travel
Visit to Janapada Seva Trust, Melukote

We visit Janapada Seva Trust, Melukote and stay at Hosa Jeevana Daari. Get an introduction to livelihood training.

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General
A friend in the neighborhood

Maram oru varam - a tree is a gift!

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Learning
Education and Farming

It's natural for plants to grow and humans to learn. Why do we then struggle so much to educate?

Wastewater Management At Farm Hill - Cover Image
Sustainability
Wastewater Management At Farm Hill

Our 10th grader wrote this as part of an assignment on wastewater management. I hope you agree our experiments with toilets are interesting!

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Gardening
New Kitchen Garden Patch

Planting plan and layout of the new garden patch

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Sustainability
Rains - 2019 and 2021

The rains this season here, have been late, and heavy. We try see how rains in 2019 and this year compare.

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Sustainability
Water Harvesting

We live in a rain shadow region, so a sustainable approach to water management has to include rain water harvesting and tapping the shallow aquifer, along with a bore well.

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Gardening
Deva Kanchana

A beautiful flower, with medicinal properties!

Mor Milaga మజ్జిగ మిరపకాయలు sundried salted chillies - Cover Image
Food
Mor Milaga మజ్జిగ మిరపకాయలు sundried salted chillies

We make salter sundried chillies. Popular and yummy accompaniment to a variety of Indian food.

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Food
Sundried onion masala balls

We make sundried onion masala balls for the first time. Recipe included.

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General
Forest Fire!

We fought a forest fire that was spreading to the campus and learnt a few lessons.

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Learning
Middle School Poetry

A poem our 11 year olds wrote in their English class, on the lines of "That's what Bilbo Baggins hates!"

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Learning
Everyone is important

Farm hill is on a break this week and kids have been working at home, with online support. These responses of our first grader to a home work assignment made our day!! 😊

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Writing
Custom translating a book

...And every day, Avi would open the picture book, look at the pictures and point out that it is in Telugu, which he can't read.

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Sustainability
An unexpected Bonus

We found a shallow aquifer well rejuvenated!

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General
Children in lockdown

One of our 6 year olds, missing Farm Hill in the lockdown....

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General
Golden chain tree

We meet a beautiful medicinal tree!

Creamy Peacock Flower Tree - White Gulmohar - Cover Image
General
Creamy Peacock Flower Tree - White Gulmohar

We meet another majestic tree in the neighbourhood. White Gulmohar!

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General
Toad Tussle

A toad and I tussle between a rock and a cool place...