“Don’t rush towards things, let things to happen to you”, a young friend once told it to me.
In this last quarter, we at bon lived our lives following this advice and got to experience amazing results.
As hinted in our last newsletter our focus has gradually shifted towards children from adults. This happened organically, as we saw children took interest and replicates our gardens around their homes. These days we have regular weekend activities with the children. Through children now parents are also taking an interest in working with us. During August along with our children we planted fruit and other local trees in public places. To celebrate this plantation, we also arranged a local food festival. We are about to start project Damal, to take our local food movement to the next level. In one of our existing models gardens we started experimenting with syntropic farming which started thriving as well.
Ankan Barik: Ankan is a 6th grader from our neighbourhood. He is one of the pioneers who created gardens taking seeds from us and inspired us to work with children. Through Ankan, his whole family slowly becoming interested in gardening. Now he is showing the way to other children in the area to join us.
Satendar Singh: In a more subtle level food is a medium for us to help people to connect with their inner world. Through a common friend Satendar came in touch with us and wanted to get involve in our work. This 23-year-old Delhi boy is passionate about social change and helping us redesigning our website at this stage. We are very happy to have in the team.