The children were shown the wheatgrass seeds. The farmer explained that the seeds had to be soaked in water for 8 hours before being planted.
It takes at least 1 day for the seeds to grow into seedlings.
He explained that consuming wheatgrass helps in removing toxins from the body and it is normally consumed as juice.
The children smelt the wheatgrass powder after being told that a single spoonful with water can make a cup of wheatgrass juice
The kids were shown an edible cactus and were told that they can eat the fruit and make soup with it. It helps in alleviating joint pains.
It was explained to them that aloe vera promotes healing
The kids touched the insides of the aloe vera
The uncle explained to the children that aloe vera can come in different forms like gels.
The children were shown various mushrooms
The kids felt the texture of the different mushrooms
From left to right - Wheatgrass, black fungus, golden cupped mushrooms, pink mushrooms, golden mushrooms and pea sprouts.
The kids were given a chance to feel the wheatgrass
The kids learnt about the growth stages of wheatgrass
he growth stages of wheatgrass
Wheatgrass and peasprouts seeds are soaked in water for 8 hours before planting
The kids were shown how the seeds looked like after being soaked for 8 hours
The children felt the seeds that were soaked in water for 8 hours
It takes 7 days for the wheatgrass to grow before it is harvested
The kids discovered the different stages of the pea sprouts
Pea sprouts growing on their beds
The kids learnt about how compost can be made from the roots of wheatgrass and how it is better for growing plants
The children felt the texture of the compost
The children watched the farmers harvest the pea sprouts
A tour of the mushroom farm
The children explored the mushroom farm and held the bags of mushrooms grown in a mixture of sawdust, corn and rice husks
The children tasted the mushrooms and pea sprouts