The “batchless” organic education

Great read for all the parents who care about their children’s development

Organic Childhood

I had a dream last night. It was one of my recurring dreams, where I miss my 10th class or intermediate exam, or I look at the question paper and realize that I do not know how to answer any of the questions.

Leaving interpretations of such dreams aside, I started thinking about what is so scary about the two scenarios. What is the worst thing that could happen to a person in such a situation? One would have to take the exam again, maybe 6 months or a year later!

Missing exams or having to retake them can happen for various reasons, including health, family emergencies or tragedies in one’s life. However, for some inexplicable reason, “losing a year”, having to be one year “behind” people of the same age group, seems to be a cause of significant worry for many, ever since I can remember. Board exams seem…

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About www.goodseeds.in – Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is “sustainable living” according to goodseeds?

Whatever day-to-day living choices we make need to be affordable (economical), should benefit someone around us (social) and not degrade the environment directly or indirectly (ecological).

 

2. What do you mean by “sustainable” products?

Our way of living over the years has moved us from traditional products, which were local, natural and harmless for ourselves and our environment. Sustainable products are such products of traditional wisdom that are natural as well as can be produced and secured easily without destructing any of our natural resources.

 

3. What does “organic” mean?

At a basic level, organic products are those that contain no chemicals. In our definition, organic products are grown with native seeds (not genetically modified) on farm lands that were prepared with natural and organic inputs (cow dung, neem based pesticides, etc. ) utilizing traditional methods of harvesting and processing.

 

4. How can one buy products from goodseeds?

Our online portal has an eBazaar page which is friendly and easy to use. You can order from our menu of products either online or by calling our easy to remember phone numbers Monday thru Saturday 8AM to 7PM. We will coordinate a convenient home delivery to your doorstep.

 

5. Is GoodSeeds delivery available everywhere?

At present, we deliver to most parts of Hyderabad and select areas in Secunderabad. We are investing building our infrastructure to store and deliver on a larger scale and soon we will be able to deliver everywhere in Hyderabad/Secunderabad. After that, we plan to expand to other cities.

 

6. What are the payment options for purchases?

Currently we offer cash transactions only. For regular customers, we also provide them the choice to online NEFT transfer to our account.  Shortly, we will provide payments options through all major credit cards and debit cards.

 

7. Does GoodSeeds sell only organic products?

Not all products we sell are organic (e.g. consumer items such as soaps and tooth pastes cannot be 100% organic). However, all our groceries, veggies and fruits sold through us are either organic or fully natural.

 

8. How does GoodSeeds ensure the quality of products as well as ensure that they are “organic”?

We derive support from and keep building a strong network of people who have been involved firsthand in organic/natural farming and processing for over 20 years. These individuals and their organizations train, develop and work closely with many producers of organic products. We utilize their references, follow them up with our own site visits plus collect any available certifications.

 

9. Where do you conduct your bazaars? How often are the bazaars held?

Until recently we were conducting monthly bazaars that were family friendly in Hyderabad & Secunderabad. However, we have SUSPENDED OUR BAZAARS through the summer to focus on our online portal and working closely with our suppliers.

 

10. How can I participate in GoodSeeds bazaar?

Currently, we have suspended our bazaars through Summer.  In the future, to participate as a vendor, you should be a seller of sustainable products that meet our criteria for health, social value creation or eco-friendliness. Feel free write to info@goodseeds.in to provide us more detail and we will follow-up with you.

 

11. When will we see GoodSeeds in Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai …?

We are creating a model that promotes local producers of sustainable products. Once we understand and refine this model in Hyderabad, we intend to offer this concept in other cities by partnering with existing players. Hopefully, we will be in 2 more cities within the next 12 months.