Our institute has an educational vegetable garden made and cured by an expert gardener. The presence of the garden itself provides an opportunity for children to acquire and maintain the value and sacredness of the earth, by getting to know, experimenting, using and recycling, learning about the ecosystem, creating man-earth interdependence and developing environmental awareness.
The main idea is to allow children to learn not just by using pen and paper, but by allowing them to “get their hands dirty” with soil, fertilizer, seeds, watering cans, rakes and hoes, transforming a plot of land into an open-air classroom. Our vegetable garden is also an opportunity to educate children on nutrition and the importance of quality food in order to grow strong and healthy. It also allows interdisciplinary connections with Science, Botany, History and Geography.