National Geographic Abu Dhabi Kids will premier ‘Green Thumb’, a new environmental series produced locally that promotes sustainable farming.
Through an educational approach delivered in an entertaining format, the show tackles different farming methods, their benefits and applications.
The 16-episode series is interactive, and aims to educate children while igniting their creativity in developing their own environmentally friendly and sustainable farms.
It features agricultural experts as guests, who discuss a step-by-step approach to building a farm, starting with understanding the evolution of the plant’s growth over a specified amount of time.
Using a practical approach, Green Thumb promotes ‘‘do-it-yourself” techniques and skills to encourage children to apply the episode’s content in real life, such as assembling a crate as a planting container.
Young viewers follow the journey Green Thumb’s host Razan Mohammed, a young environmentalist, as she engages them with experiential showcases that promote environmentally safe new ways to farm in the region.
One of the episodes discusses the UAE’s vertical farms, which are sprouting throughout various emirates.
National Geo Kids Abu Dhabi, launched in November 2017, and has gained widespread popularity amongst children in the region.