Farm School, Ecomuseum and Outdoor School

 

The Farm School  is simply the farm that turns into an 'outdoor classroom where children take an active experience of country life, animals and the origin of the products they consume, and reveals the secrets of' being a true farmer, the seriousness of this rich profession that is handed down from father to son every day, simply by addressing what nature offers.
One purpose is to instill in children respect for their work on the land and those who inhabit it.
 We offer a guided tour in company with the presentation of one or more productions, or ecological issues. The visit is usually followed by a discussion, with some simple practical exercises useful to involve children actively in the learning process

 

  •  horticulture: how to make an organic garden.
      •  the henhouse, the sheepfold, pigsty and cows.
      •  small bakers baking lab.
      •  the stream and the water cycle;
      •  the wood fire to heat:   the cycle of wood.
     •   the stone:  the stone walls

 

At the end of the day at the farm will be issued to all participants in the title of "honorary farmer." All activities are designed and manufactured with the collaboration of experts in agriculture and education.
     The visit, in addition to organized activities, including the break lunch and tea.
     Changes and duration (half day or full day) is responsible may be agreed from time to time.
     For information and registration please call us at 075 875331 or 3396499054 - info@grisantamaria.it

The Ecomuseum  The Ecomuseum is a working appreciation of the glorious nature surrounding us. We trace paths and ancient mule tracks linking our farm, crossing the small river Faena and arriving at the medieval village of Rotecastello.
Our work involves the cleaning of paths, highlighting the panoramic views as well as the fauna and flora this area boasts  - you will find a wide range of wild orchids, mushrooms,  truffles, wild strawberries and cyclamen flowers.
We also aim to promote the traditional and sensitive care of Umbrian farmers who still practice  traditions respected and used over centuries, for example when pruning olive trees, and admire the beauty of the crops in the fields.
Then we arrive at the beautiful Medieval village of Rotecastello. A hidden gem built with love and harmony, artistically using stone for the walls, mills and a church of 1100.

 

OUTDOOR School   Children and teachers from schools and colleges in north Italy come to our outdoor school for one week to put their studies into practice and experience farm and community life.

 

To participate in these activities:

Year period from January to May and from September to December
Minimum 20 people
Reservations required

For child from 6 to 11 years old
"Discovering Nature in organic farm"

A) We have thus identified a number of objectives for students in the open-air laboratory:
1. The use of the 5 senses in the path from the farm to the stream Faena listening to nature in the woods, on the edge of the stream.
2. Knowledge of agriculture: the woods, the fields, the river, the house, the animals, the trails.

B) A description of the various phases:
1.   Make contact with the environment through the senses
2.  Able to distinguish the artificial from natural
3.  The game
4.  The design
5.  The description with themes of perceptions and discoveries made.

C) Structure of the arguments:
1.  Arrival and welcome reception
2.  Introduction of people working in the company
3. Presentazione billboard on the path and the work that will take place during the day
4.  Outdoor activities hiking through woods, fields and gardens
5.  Packed Lunches
6.  Research and observation of the way through the tables highlight the panoramic views with the natural setting of the environment
7.  "Treasure hunt in nature" and / or Flower Arranging and materials gathered during the trip.
8.  Conclusion.

D) Tools:
1.  Elements of Nature
2.  Sheets, markers, crayons, pencils, posters
3.  Bandanas


Paths for boys from 11 to 13 years old
"
Artistic Workshop"

 
A) Learning Objectives - Training:
1.   The art world

B)  Description of steps:
1.  Brief introduction on the history of art: painting and sculpture
2.  Choose an Image
3.  Presentation of materials
4.  Illustration of the working phases
5.   Design of a small work

C)  Structure of the arguments:
1.  Arrival and welcome of welcome
2.  Presentation of the spaces and the training program daily
3.  Educational workshop
4.  Packed Lunches
5.  Laboratory
6.  Conclusion.

D) Tools:
1.  Pencils and Brushes
2.  Tables
3.  Land and / or colors
4.  Natural materials

 

Paths for boys from 11 to 13 years old
"Discovering the Wood"

A) Learning Objectives - Training:
1.   Environmental sustainability: Air, Water, Fire and Earth.
2.   Use of Wood

B) Description of steps:

1.  Brief Introduction
2.  Walk in the woods and identification of the cut to be made in the woods
3.  Observation of the cut with the saw and split the wood for kindling and firewood
4.  Recovery of wood, observation of the second cut with the band saw and stack in the company
5.  Lighting the fire in the fireplace heat

C) Structure of the arguments:
1.  Arrival and welcome of welcome
2.  Presentation of the spaces and the training program daily
3.  Educational workshop
4.  Packed Lunches
5.  Laboratory
6.  Conclusion.

D) Tools:
1.  work gloves
2.  rubber boots or hiking shoes

 
Paths for boys from 13 to 18 years old
"Laboratory Iconography"


A) Learning Objectives - Training:
1.  The art world

B) Description of steps:
1.   Brief introduction on the history of iconography
2.   Choose an Image
3.   Presentation of materials
4.   Illustration of the working phases
5.  Design of a small work

C) ) Structure of the arguments:
1.   Arrival and welcome of welcome
2.   Presentation of the spaces and the training program daily
3.   Educational workshop
4.   Packed Lunches
5.   Laboratory
6.   Conclusion.

D) Tools:
1.   Pencils and Brushes
2.   Tables
3.   Land and / or colors
4.   natural materials

Paths for boys from 13 to 18 years old
"Keep an eye on the food you eat"


A) Learning Objectives - Training:
1.   Reflections on the lifestyle of today
2.   Feeding behavior youth
3.   Organic food
4.   Organic products

B) Description of steps:
1.   Traditional cooking courses poor, with tastings.
2.   Gain an awareness of potable
3.  Reflections and exchanges of views on the concept of healthy and balanced diet.

C) Structure of Arguments:
1.   Arrival and welcome reception and presentation of the staff to the location
2.   Reflect on different styles food and raw materials
3.   Cooking Course
4.   Break and tasting the delicacies prepared by students
5.   Clear what dirty
6.  Create a menu of healthy recipes.

D) Tools:
1.   Aprons and crests
2.   Cookware and utensils, and spianatoie lasagnole
3.   Commodities culinary
4.   Cleaning Products
4.   Pens and paper

 

IN THE FIELDS WITH THE CHANGE OF SEASONS.

    
November - Harvesting olives and cold pressed in the mill.
    
During Winter - the warmth of the great hearth, grind together the wheat for Farino and after collecting the eggs in the hen house, all with their hands in the dough for bread, pizza, cakes and biscuits.
    
Games old and new - outdoor play hide and seek, capture the flag, four cantons, Bell, create and play with kites.

E)   Professional Figures involved: Driver / Owner of the farm and its staff

1.   Owner -   Daniel Jacques Boutet - farmer -
2.   Arch Rosaria Iacovino   - Artistic Laboratory / illustrations)
3.   Animator   Francis Boutet - Accompaniment of children
Coordination and organization of the phases

F) A tutti i partecipanti sarà consegnato un attestato riguardante l'attività svolta.">F) All participants will receive a certificate regarding the activity.