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Didactics

Walking around the Farm

Laboratory and activities

The visit begins with a walk on the farm where you can observe the work and rhythms of the countryside live. At the same time the protagonists of the farm will be presented such as animals, insects (both useful and harmful), plants, trees and finally the vegetable garden.

The route, considered introductory to all the other laboratories, consists of a detailed presentation of the farm with a visit to the animal shelters, a description of the breeds and insights on feeding and on the methods of breeding and on the reproductive cycle of the animals.

Objective : to touch country life with your own hands.

Laboratories : establish an opportunity to meet with company operators and contact with animals and plants.

Duration : 30 minutes.

Recipients : everyone.

Best time of the year : it takes place profitably at any time of the year.

Slurp! Let’s have a snack!

laboratory and activities

The snack as a moment of learning and knowledge of genuine tastes and flavors through our taste laboratory. It is an approach to the five senses in general and specifically to taste and smell.

Objective : to make children tangibly discover the four tastes and their displacement on the tongue.

Laboratories : does apple taste exist? We experience how taste is influenced by the sense of smell and vice versa.

Duration : 30 minutes.

Recipients : everyone.

Best time of the year : the taste laboratory will be created at the time of the snack which provides an opportunity to introduce the topic of the importance of healthy and correct nutrition.

Orto Bimbo

Laboratory and activities

Children will have a small vegetable garden with various types of vegetables depending on the season. This path includes child-friendly soil-working experiences: sowing, transplanting, garden care and harvesting of products according to the season. Children become protagonists of the activities that are normally carried out in the garden and will be able to know the origin of the products usually present on their tables.

Goals : touch the work in the garden (getting a little dirty but having a lot of fun). Children will have a vegetable garden created just for them which, depending on the needs of the countryside, will have to look after transplanting the seedlings and / or removing the weeds and / or fertilizing and / or collecting the products etc. Children will be offered a practical opportunity to learn about the cultivation processes of vegetables and fruit based on respect for nature and its rhythms.

Laboratories : after the activity in the open field there will be a laboratory moment which will consist in explaining the life cycle of the vegetables and their needs. In addition, each child will be given a jar, some earth, seeds and organic fertilizer to make their own seedling.

Duration : 1 hour and 30 minutes + snack.

Recipients : everyone.

Best time of the year : this route can be done at any time of the year.

Let’s oil ourselves well

Laboratory and activities

This route includes experiences of harvesting olives directly from the plant according to traditional harvesting methods (beating and harvesting with combs), as well as participation in mechanized harvesting methods (in this case the children will actively participate in the movement of the sheets for the collection). The children will bring the olives to the mill and see how the oil is extracted from the olives by comparing modern and traditional methods.

Objectives : to touch the work in the olive grove (getting a little dirty but having a lot of fun). The olive trees, the varieties present in the company will be presented, the Apulian and Italian varieties and the breeding techniques will be explained.

Laboratories : after the activity in the field, the laboratory dedicated to illustrating the nutritional characteristics and tastes of extra virgin olive oil follows. Following the laboratory of taste that has bruschetta as its protagonist. Users will learn to taste the oil from experienced professional tasters. Each child will be given a bottle of oil that they have helped produce.

Duration : the hour and 30 minutes + snack.

Recipients : everyone.

Best time of the year : this route can be done during the olive harvest period, generally from October to January, but can also be done in other periods by showing videos.

Hens that friends!

laboratory and activities

Objectives : the objective is to offer an opportunity to meet and contact “famous” animals and to discover the origin of a very well-known food that contains many secrets … ‘egg!

Laboratories : after the activity in the chicken coop he follows the laboratory on the nutritional characteristics of the egg. It turns out how to spot freshness and you will recognize the eggs of various animals. Each child will be given a fresh egg.

Duration : the hour and 30 minutes + snack.

Recipients : kindergarten and primary school.

Best time of the year : this route can be done at any time of the year.

Atelier Orto

Laboratory and activities

What happens if brushes are replaced with salad leaves, celery branches, lemon slices? Fruits and vegetables can become tools for a truly original ecological painting.

Goal : the goal is to stimulate the child’s creativity through technique and play, using materials usually used in the kitchen.

Workshops : print with fruit and create simple and fun relief stamps. By dealing with vegetables, children will discover the peculiarities of vegetables, (such as the salad rose, the cauliflower tree) and will bring their artistic productions home.

Duration : the hour + snack.

Recipients : kindergarten and primary school.

Best time of the year : this route can be done at any time of the year and especially … if it’s raining outside …

Orienteering

Laboratory and activities

The path guides children to interpret the landscape and to orient themselves in the surrounding environment. The whole visit will be carried out with the help of a map showing the points of interest.

Objectives : this path focuses on the importance of pausing to look carefully and curiously at the surrounding landscape. The main objective is to teach children / youngsters to get to know geographic coordinates while having fun and to practice using geographical maps.

Laboratories : after the activity in the open field there will be a laboratory moment which will consist of reporting what was seen on the farm on a plan.

Duration : the hour and 30 minutes + snack.

Recipients : last elementary classes.

Best time of the year : this path can be done at any time of the year.

The herbs of the spells

laboratory and activities

The tour consists of a guided visit to the garden of aromatic plants.

Objectives : the path focuses on the knowledge of aromatic plants and their multiple uses. We want to stimulate children to get to know them and use them at home and in the kitchen.

Laboratories : the children will be the protagonists of an olfactory laboratory in which the aromatic plants will be studied before and played after with the creation of a small aromatic bag filled with the essences collected during the visit in field that will then be brought home to be used in case or as a herbal tea. Even the taste laboratory will focus on aromatic plants with a snack of bruschetta with “flavored” extra virgin olive oil.

Duration : the hour and 30 minutes + snack.

Recipients : elementary school students.

Best time of the year : this path can be done at any time of the year.

The treasure hunt

Laboratory and activities

The route consists of a real treasure hunt that will touch the most important points of the farm. Obviously the participants will be called to carry out and solve tests and riddles that will focus on the topics provided in the school programs recently carried out.

Objectives : this path is focused on the knowledge and discovery of the farm and its inhabitants through the game of treasure hunt. All the steps to get to discover the treasure will serve as a starting point to bring players closer to the knowledge of plants, garden products, agricultural tools and to brush up on playing school study topics. This path provides a broad spectrum approach to the campaign that will involve children / young people making them have a lot of fun.

Laboratories : many stages of the treasure hunt will be real laboratories, there will be the olfactory one with the aromatic plants, the orientation one with the compass and the geographical coordinates, etc.

Duration : the hour + snack.

Recipients : elementary and middle school students.

Best time of the year : this route can be done at any time of the year, but preferably in spring or late summer.

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