Establishment of Herbal Gardens - 2012
The Advisory Board of the Organization decided to establish Herbal Gardens at schools with participation of the winners of the Green Lane Program of 2012. It was initiated by Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan through Mitsubishi Corporation of Colombo Branch. It was significant that funds were approved under the “Project Estimated Budget of 2012” by Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan. At the discussion held at the Advisory Board in January 2013, it was finally decided to implement the Herbal Gardens at the following three schools.
  • Yashodara Devi Balika Vidyalaya – Gampaha
  • Dharmapala Vidyalaya – Pannipitiya
  • Munidasa Kumarathunga Vidyalaya – Kaduwela
Consequent to the negotiations held with the principals of the above schools, it was decided to drop Munidasa Kumarathunga Vidyalaya as there was not sufficient land in the school premises to establish an herbal garden. The first Herbal Garden was launched at Yasodara Devi Balika Vidyalaya at Gampaha on 5 th March 2013 with the participation of host of invitees such as the principal, teachers, children and parents. A Name Board has been installed at the location.
In addition, the following items were supplied for the program.
  • Plants and Saplings
  • Manure, mainly compost
  • Gardening equipment
  • Items for the construction of a fence such as timber
The Herbal Garden at Dharmapala Vidyalaya was inaugurated on the 8th of March 2013 with participation of the principal, teachers and School children. In addition, the following were supplied as requested by the teachers for maintaining the garden successfully.
  • Plants and Saplings
  • Manure including compost
  • Gardening equipments
  • Timber for making the fence around the garden.
The principals, teachers, parents and school children of the schools were delighted that Green Cross Sri Lanka established Herbal Gardens at the premises of the schools to be maintained with the kind assistance of your Corporation.