Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Producer Deepshikha Deshmukh has been teaching her children the importance of organic farming in Latur during the lockdown.
Her family grows most of its vegetables in their Latur farm, and Deepshikha's mother-in-law Vaishali Deshmukh tends to produce personally.
"I am extremely proud and thankful to Aai who manages the farm and all the produce. She fiercely advocates healthy food and makes sure the family has enough of home-grown jevan on the table every day," said Deepshikha who spends a good many hours in the garden.
"I feel a deep sense of oneness with nature and since the lockdown, the feeling has only grown. The garden seems so alive to me as if it is saying something new every day which is why I make sure that my kids are also in the garden with me. Nothing can teach better than Mother Earth," she added.
The kids are taught lessons on nature and conservation ?- be it conserving water or the waste the garden produces. They are also trained in techniques behind planting seeds, watering them, and the different stages of growth in a plant.
"I want my children to be knowledgeable about the basics in farming, if I may use that word. They need to be aware of the journey the food takes before it is on their plate and how good farming habits mean healthy food," Deepshikha said.