The Teaching Farms
are real farms that give hospitality to schools and groups of people
interested in the direct communication between farmers and citizens. We can't forget that
nowadays it's the industry that runs both the transformation of the agricultural products into
food and the communication with the final consumers.
The Teaching Farms are in a certain way a link between city and country, an instrument of direct
communication between farmers and citizens. They let the new generations
know the animals' lives, the origins of the products that we daily eat at home.It's a mean
for young people to discover the social and economical importance of a job, often undervalued.
An educational project by farmers interested in this kind of collaboration gave birth to the
Teaching Farms, with a multifunctional concept.
They represent an occasion of acting together for the world of school and the working one,
they're an active involving of the children through laboratories and direct practical experiences.
It has a strong social-cultural value, because the farms become real central links of
environmental education both for school and families.
The visits to the farms are precious occasions for learning and growth.
to give value to the relationship city-country
to give birth to an interest in the discovering of the environment and in the agricultural life
to promote the recovery of the cultural and environmental value of our own land
to give value to the importance and the social role of agriculture
to know plants, trees and animals of the farm
to create a favourable climate for the respect of the environment and the rhythm of nature
to know the origin of food and its way from the field to the table
to accustom people to a conscious consume, through the comprehension of the relationship
existing among systems of production, food and the safeguard of the environment.