Farms can be an inspiring venue for children to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence, whilst finding out about food production and the vital role farmers have in saving and enhancing our local and global environment.
Our Farm (Fattoria Valle Magica) specialises in rare and traditional breeds and promotes sustainable and ethical farming drawing on traditional non industrial practices and the concepts commonly referred to as permaculture. We are also focused on conservation of rare breeds and wildlife, the use sustainable energy and avoidance of single use plastic. This ideology is at the core of the visits and educational courses we host both at the farm and in the classroom.
What can I expect my students to experience at the farm?: We will do our best to give your children and end to end view of what goes on day-to-day on the farm. Which consists of a big vegetable garden, chickens and other poultry, rabbits, sheep, goats and pigs,. All of these breeds have been selected for their quality and rarity in modern day farming and due to their sustainable (rather than commercial viability) that lead to their development and use in yesteryear.
Besides seeing the animals and having a hands on approach in which children can participate in feeding activities, we will do our best to bring across respect for animals and the life that they lead and provide information in a playful manner on ‘where food comes from’
We also produce fruit and vegetables on the farm and your students can experience the various stages from planting through caring and harvesting to conserving and cooking.
Additional to our learning curriculum that we can customise to the subjects that you would like to address, in Italian as well as in English, We can host a number of different activities or workshops, from soap making through working with wool to making various food items (Cheese, Pasta and many more). To find out more about the activities we can offer please follow this link:
If you are interested in learning more or making a booking for your school, club or group of friends to have a personally tailored educational visit to the farm please contact us or fill in our contact form via the button below: