The students of SYBCom class went for a field trip to Zogati Nature Farm run by Pilar Fathers at Bhirondem, Valpoi, on the 3rd of February 2016 accompanied by Sr. Janet A.C. and Ms. Gladys D’Souza. Fr. Mario welcomed them and gave a brief history of the farm. He explained the different types of plants which are grown on the farm for medicinal as well commercial purposes. He emphasized on “Laxhmi Taru Plant” which is known as “Simarouba Glauca” and is used in treating Cancer, Diabetes and other diseases. The students also learned about Vermi-composting and the preparation of manure. They were introduced to different types of plantations such as rubber and papaya plantations. The farm had a special method of drip system for watering the plants. The farm also supplies Palm fruits to Godrej Company for the extraction of oil.
The students purchased the medicinal plants. They also had a good time enjoying the serenity of the farm as well as the crystal clear water of the Mhadhei River. It was a memorable field trip.