2 Herbal garden in EESAP schools Objectives:Sensitize students about importance of medicinal plantsDevelop skills in students to maintain gardensInvolve community in garden developmentLearning and sharingThe duration of the project is two years(June 2008 to May 2010)
3 National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB) NMPB was formed on November 24, 2000Working under Ministry of Health, Family and WelfareRole:AwarenessCultivationResearchProcessing and MarketingLatest agro-technologiesconservation of rural plants
4 Andhra Pradesh Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Board (APMAB) APMAB has been set up during the year 2002 with the support of National Medicinal Plants Board.The objective of the Board is:Sustainable management of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP) for plant based drug industries and Traditional Health PractitionersConservation of biodiversityPromoting the MAP as a rural livelihood packageValue addition and showcasing MAP products to gain entry into global marketsPopularizing the traditional medicine as a creditable and safe health programme so as to integrate with primary healthcare
5 History of medicinal plants/herbs in India Plant based medicine is ancient (Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Homeo)Self reliance medical care systemUsage in modern & traditional system of medicineHerbal plants - why ?
6 About EESAPA project of CEE supported by Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)Started in year 2000Objective:Students are environmental literate, sensitive & they are empowered to take action in their local conditionsActivity based environmental education
7 Linking with EESAP Existing cluster approach Covering all 3 geographical areas of schools in A.PRequirement of schools for herbal garden under promotion scheme
8 Process Selection of schools Capacity building of NGO’s Orientation by NGO’s to school teacher’sDevelopment of herbal garden by teachers, students & follow up by NGO’s/CEEMonitoring visitsAnnual events in schoolReporting by NGO’s /CEE
9 Pre-requisites at school level Presence of compound wallWater facility throughout the yearOwnership of land by schoolLand area in the school of the size 1/10 of hectare (1000 sq.mt) for developing herbal gardensWillingness of the school to develop a herbal garden
10 MethodologyTwo EESAP teachers from each school will be trained by the NGO representative.After the trainings participatory garden planning exercises will be conducted in each school involving the community for garden plan, initiation and management.The garden will be initiated on the same day in the school with the help of community and students.
12 Project schools in clusters S.No.Cluster NGODistrictNo. ofschools1SIDSNizamabad52SSSWarangal3SREDKurnool4DPCCKadapa10GORDChittoor6Sahajeevan7JattuVizianagaram258PMK9SrujanaVisakhapatnamSPARKWest Godavari11SVKPrakasam12CEEHyderabad
13 Major deliverables expected from NGOs Facilitating teacher trainings in each schoolConducting participatory garden planning exercises and Garden Initiation in each schoolFive monitoring visits in each year and reporting to CEE (bi-monthly)Support to CEE during monitoring visitsHandholding support to the schoolsDocumentation and data maintenance
14 Results in schools at the end of first year TreesAmlaJamunWood AppleBaelNeemShrubsNelavemuTulasiSennaNela UsiriAshwagandhaKalabandhaTippatheegaMaredu gaddaluInfrastructureFencingGateIrrigation facilityInterpretation boardsStudent committeesGarden securityCommunity involvement
15 Benefits Board (NMPB/APMAB): Students: Community Seed bank Marketing Awareness & low cost school first aidConservation practicesWaste managementCommunityFarmers awarenessConservation of local species
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