Fruit harvesting and storing. Children will come with us in the orchards to pick fruits (pears and apples), following all the passages from the field to the warehouse. Time: end of September – first half of October.
Taste laboratory. Fruits and the different farming methods (traditional, integrated, biological). Let’s learn about apple and pear varieties through observation and tasting. All the senses are involved to appreciate and understand the importance of healthy nutrition. Recommended time: October - February.
From flower to fruit. Also the flowers on tree branches are pollinated by bees; when flowers grow into fruits, they take care of the seeds inside. Recommended time: April - May.
Go hunting the insects in the orchard. Journey to the discovery of insect amazing world (useful, harmless and harmful: entomological classification): their life, their secrets, insect traps for fruit growing. Recommended time: March - June.
The history of seed. We examine and describe seed germination (with information sheets and drawings); we plant the seed in «recycled» pots (we learn how to use different kind of containers). Recommended time: March - June.
Paint with fruits. Children will create a decorated bag to take home with them. They can take their packed lunch and play in a wide unspoilt vegetation area.