MSSBG-BGCI Edible School Project launched

A project named Edible School supported by the Botanical Garden Conservation International was launched on 4th January 2021 at the Government High School, Thrikaipetta– a Bamboo Heritage Village in Wayanad. Mr. Sriju, ward member of Muttil Panchayath, inaugurated the project and assured his full support for the successful implementation of the project. The take-off was by planting fruit seedlings of Sweet Santol, Peanut butter tree, Mango, Guava, Custard apple, Sweet kokum, and introduced a Vegetable Garden in about 3 cents. There are 30 students under the leadership of headmistress Mrs. Usha and school teacher Mrs. Reshma involved in this project. It is expected that the Edible School Garden will be grown to the homes of these 30 children.  The project is initiated to offer hands-on agricultural options to school children, which can trigger curiosity in farming among them. Hill Blooms School, Mananthavady is another school selected for implementing the project. Upon successful completion of the project, this concept will be extended to more number of schools in Kerala.