Host: Daily Dump Indiranagar.

CATEGORY 1 :

let’s Get Your Hands Dirty!- Gardening

Age –8 to 12th grade.
Group size – 25 to 30
Duration – 2-1/2 hours.
Prize – The Daily Dump Growing Award

Objective – It’s a learning process to know how much fun it can be to dive (literally) into a pile of potting mix!

Removing the regularly held belief that waste is dirty! Making children aware of different kinds of plants and their food – Flowering plants, vegetables, ornamental plants, succulents, etc Highlighting  on how each person can grow different kinds of plants, experiment it, improve air quality and eat them irrespective of how much space they have. Instilling in their minds that touching and playing with soil is therapeutic and not dirty.

Activities –
Short introduction to composting and the circular way of nature.

Where Do You Think You Are Throwing That Wet Waste?
(Composting with Daily Dump pots and wet waste from the snacks that were eaten during the presentation.)

The Beauty is in the Sieve

(Sieving half-done compost with our big rotator sieve.
Groups sieve the compost and are timed. The most efficient team with quality & quantity wins.)

Recipe for growing.

(Hands on making the potting mix using the sieved compost, soil, and cocopeat.)

The Chicken and Egg Puzzle (Rather seed and plant puzzle): A show and tell activity on how different ingredients in your meal can be grown like tomatoes, onions, ginger, cucumber, greens, etc.

A short stroll to the local Hopcoms.

A video about the effects of talking or playing music to plants.

Spaced out – Introduction to container gardening using what is considered as waste (like cracked mugs, jugs, take away boxes, bottles, etc)

The Daily Dump Growing Reward:
Using the potting mix, plant a seed, cutting, bulb, (of their choice) which they can take home and watch it grow.

 

CATEGORY 2

Workshop for Children

Age – Children from Pre kg to 7th Grade.
Group size – 25 to 30 children.
Duration – 2 hours.

Objective –
To familiarize them with the idea that waste is not dirty when handled properly and it can be fun.
To make them realize that some worms are useful and not harmful.
To instill the idea that there are many things which an individual person can do to help the environment.
Teach them about the circular way nature works as against the linear way man-made things work.

Activities –
Short movie about waste segregation.
Dry waste segregation game.
Sieving half-done compost with our basket sieves.
Composting demo with leave-it pot.

Take Away –
Cullad – Planting a sprouted seed in a cup for them to take home.

 

CATEGORY 3:

 

Poop Loop – Workshop for Children

Age  – 5 -12 years
Group size – 25 to 30 children.
Duration – 2 hours.

Objective –
Remove the regularly held belief that waste is dirty! When handled properly and it can be fun.
Make them see that there is a whole world of interesting bugs and creatures that help the environment.
To make them aware that “poop” does not mean waste.
Teach them about the circular way nature works as against the linear way man-made things work.

Activities –
So who do you know who does composting – Short cartoon movie about composting.

Look Who’s Here – Finding different worms in a semi-compost pile.

Who Feeds on Whom – Game

The Beauty is in the Sieve – Sieving half-done compost with our basket sieves.

Poop to go – Composting waste in small cullads to take home.

Grow something – Planting a sprouted seed in a cup for them to take home.