The farm school is a Summer School for children and teenagers from 5 to 16 years organised by Collettivo Clochart of Mori. The farm becomes a big outdoor laboratory where you can combine the theoretical and the practical knowledge, and compare the experience of the farmer with the curiosity of the children, to create a stimulating interaction. The aim is to deliver the information related to the farming activity, the animal life, the jobs and the techniques applied for the elements’ production, to educate at the same time to the consumption and the respect of the environment, in a real and natural scenario.
THE DIDACTIC PROPOSAL
Learning is the basis from where the didactic project begins.
The proposal has been studied in detail with attention to really answer to the psychophysical needs of the youngsters.
It’s a Summer School made from youngsters for other youngsters where they can learn and spend time outdoors, but also try to express and share with the others what they experienced during the lockdown.
Listen carefully to what surrounds us to look at ourselves, as if it was the picture of ourselves reflected into a pool of water. Looking carefully at each other. Not only to look but also to watch and observe, which is the basis for a non-verbal observation to give your point of view, learn to think with the eyes and observe to preserve what you saw.
Explore carefully through sound walks around the farm, in the woods and among the houses, listening to the sounds, the noises and the silence that surround us. It’s important to hear to gather and tell “what you heard” through a verbal narration, a non-verbal one and the art of painting.
Imagine nature as it was your skin to discover your limits and the respect, starting from your body until you reach the others and you adapt yourself to the movement to feel, remember and understand.
Observe to learn how to choose. If you follow the abilities of our four-legged friends, they will guide you into your explorations and smellings, in the research of edible and non-edible plants, healing herbs, fragrant flowers and tree species. The exterior of the farm allows the explorations, the gathering and exsiccation of herbs, flowers, berries and roots. A herbal tea, a mixed salad, a herbal salt or an essential oil may be the products that the children will learn to elaborate during the attendance in this sense.
Join smelling and tasting, that isn’t the same as eating, but it’s a more refined and elegant action. It’s a choosing, a trickling and a learning through sight, smell and taste the food that our culture offers. But it’s also a decision, a cognitive orientation that places the action of bringing food to the mouth in a nutritional dimension where the food is nutrition and health. The path that we offer includes this substantial background and adds an exploration in the wide world of food, with the preference to the biological, with low environmental impact and zero-kilometre food.
This didactic proposal provides for the articulation in thematic and formative paths with related laboratories, that we consider fundamental to approach the agricultural sector, the soil and the nature to understand and respect it.
Theatre and its performative arts will be an effective way to learn and spend memorable and beautiful days.
THE FARM: structure, exposure of agricultural tools, reading of the agricultural landscape, path through fields, crops and seasonal fruits
RESPECT NATURE: cultivation techniques, maintain the countryside clean, the biological fight through the diffusion of useful insects and observations of traps, composting to create the humus (essential element)
FROM SOIL TO HERBS: types of herbs, recognise herbs by touching and smelling them, herbs with their characteristics and applications
LET’S GARDEN!: tools used and their usage, gathering uprooted plants, preparation of the soil for the sowing
FARM ANIMALS: discover the characteristics and the habits of the animals
LET’S DISCOVER NATURE!: naturalistic path through the vineyards, leaf-hunt
LET’S LEARN HOW TO EAT!: through didactic games the children will get closer to a healthier and correct alimentation and learning the basic elements of food
GATHERING OF VEGETABLES AND SEASONAL FRUITS: gathering and tasting the food, braiding the ropes
ECOLOGICAL LABORATORY: vision of the functioning of the prototype of a photovoltaic plant, preparation of the composting
BREAD LABORATORY: didactic manual path of the vision of cereals and of the flour, preparation of the bread dough
LITTLE FARMERS GROW: hoe and eradicate weeds, rake and prepare the soil for the sowing, grape pruning, planting seasonal vegetables and fruits
LET’S PREPARE THE MEAL AND FEED THEM: observation of the farm animals, diversity of the food for each species, preparation of the meal
LEAF-HUNT: research and classification of the leaves
JAM LABORATORY: handling of the gathered fruit, transformation in jam, tasting of the jam
- The paths are arranged in the function of the duration and the ways of execution, that are always accompanied by expert personnel and helped by young volunteers of the Clochart association.
- The company offers cosy and well-kept environments, places where children can fulfil educative activities, even in case of bad weather, and outdoor places to intersperse the activities.
- In case of bad weather, we will organise alternative didactic activities, both in- and outdoors.
- The company is equipped with places and hygienic services for people with disabilities. In case of need or particular requests, we invite you to inform us in advance about allergies, alimentary intolerance and handicap.
- The company is covered by insurance for civil responsibility.
- We recommend comfortable clothing and shoes, appropriate to the season and to the outdoors activities, a bottle of water and packed lunch (if you didn’t book it at the catering service organised from the restaurant “Da Neni” in Mori (Tn).
- We remind you that depending on the age and the attention of the participants, the activities may go through little variation, especially in the terminology used.
- Ca’ dei Fazzilisti
- Restaurant”Da Neni”