The Eco Leaders club members had an exciting Saturday morning. They dispersed a whopping 500 seed bombs in the Ghata village area! They were guided by Alka Ma’am and their Environment Education teachers. These seed bombs had bistendu seeds, a small deciduous tree that is well suited for this soil. With the monsoon season here, this was the perfect time for seed dispersal.
After deboarding the bus, we walked through the forested area and climbed down a hilly area to get to the barren land. The children did so with a lot of vigour and excitement, without the slightest hesitation. They thoroughly enjoyed dispersing the seed bomb, throwing it as far as they could, onto the open land.
Alka Ma’am educated the children about the kind of trees that grow well in the Aravali area. She especially mentioned the Neem tree as it is not only a medicinal plant but also an air purifier. Some other native trees that grow well here are dhau, khejri, gamhar and the Indian ber.
The children’s excitement about the monsoons was echoed by the lovely cries of the peacocks, seeing them perched on the hills was the cherry on the top! On our way back, we came across a ‘gaushala’ which took care of stray cows, the children enjoyed watching and feeding them.
As we got ready to leave, there was a sense of satisfaction and pride among the children knowing that they had made a difference.