Students grow organic food in UAE
Students, teachers and parents of an Indian school in Ajman have produced 1,500kg of vegetables in the school’s farm last year, utilising more than an acre of cultivable land developed in the desert environment.
Habitat School, a two-year-old Indian school in Ajman, recently made its third harvest in two years, in which students and teachers reaped various vegetables they planted a few months ago. The school has more than 6,000 students and two more schools belonging to the group are encouraging campus farming.
The school with a spacious campus and a farm introduced the idea of including agriculture to the school syllabus. Within two years, the students have already produced 3,500kg of corn, snake gourd, ribbed gourd, bitter gourd and other items. On Thursday, they plucked more vegetables making the total yield during the year around 1,500kg.