Crop Circles

The objectives of the crop circles are to train communities how to effectively utilize space and conserve water achieving maximum yield from the crop.

We cover soil preparation and natural pest control used in organic farming our aim is minimum input maximum output.

It is designed for school feeding schemes, and can be managed by frail and sick people.

By controlled root irrigation 2 litre of water is used a week and the use of grey water is encouraged.

There is a rounded educational aspect for schools covering:

  • Health and Nutrition
  • Geometry and Mathematics
  • Horticulture
  • Biology and Botany
  • Soil science
  • Environmental conservation
  • Entomology
  • Economic and Business skills
 

TRAINING IMPLEMENTING THE CROP CIRCLES

 

Day One. 

General introduction to Crop Circles :

Demonstrate and outline of the purpose and principles of the project including:

  1.   The importance of naturally grown produce                                              
  2.   The principles and practice of Circle Cultivation                            
  3.   3 Teams of 10 students make the initial site layout
  4.   Each team creates one hexagon
  5.   The importance of team work

Day Two

  1.  3 Teams of ten making circles
  2.  Installation of irrigation
  3.  Planting seedlings and seed preparation
  4. Record Keeping
  5. Soil health and earthworms
 

PROGRAM

 

Day One

  1. Team building exercise. (30 Minutes)
  2. Preparing the initial sites. (1  Hour)
  3. Team Building exercise. (30 Minutes)
  4. The Importance of Naturally grown Produce. (30 Minutes)
  5. Lunch Break. (30 Minutes)
  6. The principals of crop cultivation. (30 Minutes)     
  7. Each Team lays out a Hexagon and Starts digging. (2  Hours)

Day Two

  1. Teams Develop circles. (3 Hours)
  2. Lunch Break. (30 Minutes)
  3. Record Keeping. (30 Minutes)
  4. Planting Seedlings and seed preparation. (2 Hours)
  5. Soil Health and earth worms. (Time Permitting)
 
The green Highlighted content is done indoors and planned for the lunch period and hottest period of the day.
 

Follow up

The follow up is an inspection of all the circles. At this stage there should be nine hexagons at each school.

At each school we will be taken through the process of how they have progressed and identify any problems they may be having.

Within the gardens we will carry out practical exercises  and see the effectiveness of the natural pesticides.

Time will be given to all participants to discuss openly means to improve their circles or highlight hindrances for justification or action.