Didactics at the Rebecco farmhouse: what objectives?
- Enhancing the rural world with the work of the farmer both as guardian of biodiversity and as “maintainer”, “guardian” and defense of the territory in the prevention of hydrogeological instability, in its traditional and modern components.
- Enhancing the food supply chains present in the area, opening them to the public and educating them on local products
- Motivating and educating users to the critical choice: preferring products at km0, of known origin, enhancing local and seasonal products.
- Promoting the development of an attitude of discovery and knowledge of the relationships between nature, agriculture and human actions, to foster an authentic relationship of harmony and respect between man and the environment, through a new awareness of what surrounds us.
- Empowering the consumer and provide him with the tools to approach the purchase with greater awareness.
- Promoting the consumption of km0 and seasonal products as a good practice for the health and well-being of the person.
I percorsi didattici
Bees, an industrious life
Strolling in the meadows, in the vegetable garden and in the orchard to discover, even through a glass hive, how these industrious insects live and work; handling tools used by the beekeeper, touching and smelling the honeycombs built by the worker bees, tasting the honey and investigating how the different honeys are produced.
Manipulating wax to create a candle, dance like bees, reflect on the indissoluble bond with man and the fundamental role in agriculture and life.
Understanding how to defend them and what actions can be useful for their protection.
There are many, very strange and they run fast: bugs hunting! Armed with magnifying glasses, we go to the discovery of the little people of the meadow who, with a thousand superpowers, help them grow.
Who are the helpers of the orchard? Who are their antagonists? What fundamental and underestimated role do they play in the balance of the vegetable garden and the orchard? How can they help us keep the environment healthy without resorting to chemical means?
Let’s meet the paladin of the meadow together with leaves and flowers: what will his superpower be?
Who makes the jam today?
Venture among the rows of small fruits to learn about their characteristics, assist the mountain farmer in taking care of the seedlings, following their gestures and learning their secrets: in autumn in the collection of blackberries that still ripen on brambles, in spring by providing for mulch or weed rows.
Continue the visit following the path of fruit from the plant to the jar: learn all the steps of its transformation into configuration, the ingredients, the labeling and the critical reading of the label.
Through ideas for play and reflection, the role and importance of sustainable mountain agriculture and its actors will be reflected.
Discovering new perfumes
Small sensory journey into the world of aromatic herbs and the vegetable garden, walking among the flower beds of the vegetable garden, to discover their beauty, their aromas, their properties, learn about some of their many uses: nectar for bees, bumblebees, butterflies and other insects, room fragrances, precious ingredients of various recipes, also for making herbal teas and syrups and discovering what vegetables look like before they arrive on our table.
Mimicking the gestures of the farmer to prepare the land to accommodate the seeds and seedlings; water, mulch and let the sleeping seed awaken.