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Students take part in AUS Farm Initiative
The Community Services Division of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) held the second edition of the AUS Farm Initiative recently with the participation of 27 student volunteers. Introduced during the spring semester earlier this year, the initiative aims to inculcate an appreciation for eco-friendly farming techniques and raise awareness about sustainable development amongst the students. The student volunteers sowed the seeds of eight distinctive types of fruits and vegetables in one of the gazebos on campus.
Sajith Roy, a finance major, said: "The farm is one of the best initiatives that the Community Services Division has offered to its volunteers. To be able to dig, sow, nurture and watch the wide variety of plants grow is a satisfaction that cannot be expressed in words. This farm teaches us out-of-class real life skills and it has definitely invigorated a passion for agriculture in me."
"It is our hope that the farm initiative will mature into a full-fledged AUS community farm over the course of time. We want our students to learn through hands on experience the value of preserving the environment for sustainable development. It is good to see our student volunteers refreshed and rejuvenated after the event. It was a good opportunity for our students to have a break from their daily routines and reconnect with nature," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students.