For about ten years we have collaborated with numerous teachers in using organic farming methods for school allotments and animal farming, in different schools participating in the regional project nutrition and life Alimentazione e Vita. This wonderful experience, and that of being a parent to 3 splendid children, encouraged us to create a teaching farm here; we have invented specific itineraries for children of different ages, with the aim of increasing awareness of young people regarding respect for the environment, learning about our territory, food production, love of nature and animals; always emphasising practical and manual aspects, and the idea of learning in a fun situation.

The farm school itineraries

The Wood
After converting about 6 hectares (15 acre) of copse wood into forest we created a path with information signs indicating the various tree and shrub species, stating their relevant characteristics such as the type of wood derived and the average age of the plants described. On teachers request, we can also discover various wild life themes, such as mushrooms, wild fruits and for older children even lichen, morphology and biology and their role as environmental atmospheric monitors being bio indicators and bio accumulators.

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