We are delighted to share a blog written by student Jeshna Mehra from D Y Patil International School, who is part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2019-20 Global Goals Competition.
Their project is among over 957 social action projects currently running as part of the GSL movement and we are excited to be supporting them to design and lead positive social change in their community.
India is the second largest in vegetable production in the world and India has the highest number of organic farmers globally ranking 9th in organic farming. Eating vegetables for good health is ingrained in all Indians. It is not a new concept for us. The challenge, fun and passion lies in nurturing and growing your own food. This brings us to our Sustainable goal #3 Good Health and Well being
Fact: – 400,000,000 people lack basic health care.
The new goals for worldwide good health promote healthy lifestyles.
Hence, the need to focus on Sustainable goal # 3 Good health & well being.
Nothing is more important than a healthy mind and body. We eat a number of meals every day. And these meals should be home cooked mostly. With this freshly grown home produce, we add health, freshness and nutrition – all in one go.
We need to… grow fresh and eat fresh…
The Next Chapter
Quoting The Economic Times:
“The urban farming start-ups ecosystem could be worth $1billion in India in the next two to four years and will become essential due to environmental concerns. Mass migration from the villages to the cities makes the future of urban farming important. In a few years, India will see progressive state governments ensuring that homeowners use their roofs for either urban farming or generating solar energy.”
Hopefully, We the Green Girls have spread the message from schools to larger societies and communities to teach them that nothing is more satisfying than growing your own food, taking care of plants and harvesting them. Getting the pure taste and great energy from them as you incorporate the home grown plants in your meals is not only great for your health but also a very joyful process. And I’m sure people are going to continue and make this a sustainable idea. Now that they have understood the importance of growing and consuming your own produce.
Grow fresh eat fresh.
The 2019-20 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2020. If you belong to one of the 700+ teams of students currently delivering a social action project as part of the competition we would love to hear from you and feature your blog and project photos on our website to inspire others.