Corte degli Ulivi

Didactics and tradition

There is a farm in Maremma..

We can start in this way, the description of our programs for children, for young people, like the story of a beautiful fairy tale, which becomes reality.

A few kilometers from the city center, close to the Etruscan Roselle, surrounded by Mediterranean scrub hills, which seem to descend from the great Monteleoni, stands, as if lying down, the farm, embraced by centuries-old and monumental olive trees, patriarchs of our Maremma, therefore called, by the owner Giulia Savio, “Corte degli ulivi”, a jewel immersed in the family estate of Marruchetone.

Here for years we have been working to welcome the visit of schoolchildren and students, accompanied to discover the magic of the earth, among animals, ancient tools, oil mill and nature, preserved with love, in an articulated program that we present.

The Bio Agriturismo CORTE DEGLI ULIVI offers educational activities, with days on the farm that have the aim of making known and respecting nature, animals, the work of the land and traditions.

Educational farm

The educational activities will take place inside one of the oldest farms in the Maremma, MARRUCHETONE: an estate of about 220 hectares, with organic farming for over 20 years and breeding of indigenous cattle and equine breeds in freedom.

A farm where  the  love for this land and its traditions is a reason for living.

Activities aimed at CHILDREN OF PRESCHOOLY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL and the children of SECONDARY SCHOOL FIRST AND SECOND DEGREE.

Programs developed according to the age of the participants, with appropriate teaching aids.

All activities will be followed by qualified personnel and environmental guide.

For information contact the company.

Activities for groups on reservation:

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Visit and treasure hunt on the farm

Strolling on the farm for an experience immersed in nature in touch with the farm animals.

Walk, accompanied by the environmental guide, to know the environment that surrounds us: scents, sounds of nature, colors and natural elements.

The children will be involved in environmental research, following clues and practical tests, up to the “farm treasure”.

The leitmotif: ecosystems, the food chain and rural traditions.

At the end of the activity, play under the tree and / or laboratory for the creation of an eco-product, made with natural and recycled material, or the creation of a booklet with leaves and natural colors to be placed on the pages.

Available among the olive trees, an area with wooden tables and games, for the little ones.

The farm animals and the good guardian: the Buttero

The “government” of animals is the daily operation that best gives the dimension of the human-animal relationship.

The children will be accompanied and helped by the environmental guide to the care of the poultry and to the observation of the “wild” breeding (cattle, horses, donkeys), therefore an opportunity to get to know an important figure in the history of our territory: the pock.

During the walk, children and young people will be stimulated to recognize plants, edible and aromatic.

The experience continues with the reading of a story, under age-old olive trees.

Farm stories, of nature, to be listened to while having fun, told by a lively but wise “character”: Brusca, the friend of the children, a “weird peasant” who, playing, welcomes them and guides them to the knowledge of farm life, style of healthy and natural life.

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Arte-buttera

The farm animals and the good guardian: the Buttero

The “government” of animals is the daily operation that best gives the dimension of the human-animal relationship.

The children will be accompanied and helped by the environmental guide to the care of the poultry and to the observation of the “wild” breeding (cattle, horses, donkeys), therefore an opportunity to get to know an important figure in the history of our territory: the pock.

During the walk, children and young people will be stimulated to recognize plants, edible and aromatic.

The experience continues with the reading of a story, under age-old olive trees.

Farm stories, of nature, to be listened to while having fun, told by a lively but wise “character”: Brusca, the friend of the children, a “weird peasant” who, playing, welcomes them and guides them to the knowledge of farm life, style of healthy and natural life.

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Food “path” on the farm

Environmental and food education workshop: “treasure hunt”, led by teams, on the importance of the environment and its conservation, the differences between organic and conventional agriculture, the ecological footprint of our consumption.

From the Olive to the Oil

Walk, among ancient olive trees, where the boys will be able to admire imposing trunks, real natural sculptures, heritage of our Maremma and then follow the path towards the ancient mill with millstones.

They will be provided with notions on:
. the annual vegetative cycle of the olive tree
. pruning
. the collection methods
. the pressing
with a visit to the ancient granite mill, of the farm, one of the few still operating in Tuscany, with an explanation of the main stages of traditional pressing.

Approaching the horse

An opportunity not to be missed to get to know this beautiful animal up close.
The children will be accompanied by qualified personnel, to discover the world of the horse.
Where he lives, what he eats, how he cares, what are the names of the most important parts of his body, the colors of his cloaks and much more until the most exciting approach: getting into the saddle.

  • stable practices
  • hints of hippology and morphology
  • the farrier and the vet
  • baptism of the saddle
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Approaching the horse

An opportunity not to be missed to get to know this beautiful animal up close.
The children will be accompanied by qualified personnel, to discover the world of the horse.
Where he lives, what he eats, how he cares, what are the names of the most important parts of his body, the colors of his cloaks and much more until the most exciting approach: getting into the saddle.

  • stable practices
  • hints of hippology and morphology
  • the farrier and the vet
  • baptism of the saddle

The animals

 
The animals on the educational farm are sheep, ponies, chickens, peacocks, rabbits, goats, Vietnamese piglet, donkeys, horses, Maremma cows …
they will be happy to give you friends in exchange for a caress and a tuft of grass.

“ACTIVITIES FOR GROUPS ON RESERVATION. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US”.

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