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"World Soil Day "

World Soil Day was celebrated last week on December 5, with ‘Caring for the Planet starts from the Ground’ being the theme for the 2021 edition. While soil plays an essential role in the growth of food and in the survival of humankind, there is a global increase in degradation of soil resources. This is why it is important that soil is celebrated every day of the year, to make sure that future generations understand the gravity of this issue and how they can make a positive impact through their own actions and behaviors.

Gajera International School celebrates World soil day every year by developing and sharing high-quality, hands-on teaching materials for learners to use to teach about soils.

It may seem like the winter time to get kids excited about working with soil. But in reality, it’s the perfect time of the year. It is a time when the natural resource needs the caring touch of kids the most.

Educators showed the garden to little learners and teach them how to prepare soil for the dormant season so that when spring arrives it is prepared for planting that will result in a bountiful harvest.

Soil requires natural composting to stay healthy. Some activity done by kids to collect dried leaves and teach them how to compost them for use in the garden. Also teach them about covering.

A covering is a layer of material applied to the surface of the soil which helps protect garden soil from harsh winter rain, Covering also helps control weed growth, keeps soil temperatures warm and allows the plot to retain moisture during dry spells.

Our programs create moments of inspiration that can last a lifetime—in classrooms, in school gardens, by farm visits, and other outdoor educational activities.

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