Diamo una famiglia a chi non ce l'ha. Ci stai?


Learning by doing

In Italy educational farms experiences have started in 1997 and they have been expanding in the last 3-4 years. The great importance of the pedagogical pragmatism, the theoretical base of the all experience of the educational farm, has one of the most important moments in 1900 when a wave of new ideas started to come from the other side of the Ocean, and particularly from the 4H Club (Head, Health, Heart e Hand).

In the farm doing is one of the most important educational tools, and sometimes the only one, in every aspect, stating by the nutritional education by encouraging the discover of the flavours of the land and the healthy food, in contrast with fast foods, of standardise food, which is one of the responsible of child obesity.
Why you should visit us?
Nowadays everybody is talking about this “new agriculture” thinking that the old fashioned agriculture is obsolete. But the anxiety of the modern society shows some contrasts and the jobs which have been snubbed for years are fascinating now, because the human values scale is changing. So cultivating the land “biologically” and working with hands is good for a healthy lifestyle, even if this means to stay away from comforts and fashion.
Urbanized families are starting to realize the importance to pass down to their children and grandchildren the “material culture” of a territory, a precious knowledge that has been taken for granted in the past but is actually not, and that makes children able to distinguish a vegetable garden from a farm, a hen from a duck, a tomato from a pepper, real milk from a milk box.
Schools, as educational communities, have inserted a few years ago the possibility to get close to the country and to local traditions with educational paths which are focused on food supply chains.
After a couple of years of experimentation both in Italy and abroad it was clear that the model that has achieved the best results is the educational farm, a real farming business that opens its gates to schools and that wants to form people of all ages, people with whom we can share a well-structured and flexible project.

For more informations:
Massimiliano Cell. 346-9565929 ::: Tel. 0187-850022
e-Mail: info@ilpungiglione.org