“ORTO PER MILLE” PROJECT In the school years 2009-2010, the students of our school took part in the “orto per mille” project. They grew a typical vegetable for each italian region in a kitchen-garden (42 m 2 ) near the school. The purpose of this project was to teach the students how to grow vegetables and to make them learn their features. The grown vegetables were given to the local canteens (schools, hospital, retirement homes…).
...then dig the soil in order to make it fertile…
...cultivate and finally collect the vegetables.
The “Orto per Mille” project was born in the spring of 2010, and was linked to“Orto in Condotta” and “Edible school Gardens of Slow Food”. This project represents a new way to teach the value of biodiversity and respect for the environment. It is also growing in other countries, for example Uganda.
For the 150° anniversary of the Italian unification the students decided to call it “Orto per Mille”, to remember the “mille”( the one thousand men) of Garibaldi, a hero of our history.
SICILY : courgette FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA: rosa di Gorizia PIEMONTE: leek CAMPANIA: Friariello sprout CALABRIA: aubergine LAZIO: Catalonia chicory PUGLIA: Polignano carrot MOLISE: tomato ABRUZZO: Sulmona garlic SARDINIA: artichoke TUSCANY: Black cabbage VENETO: Red chicory BASILICATA: Senise pepper LOMBARDY: pumpkin TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE: sauerkraut VALLE D’AOSTA: potato EMILIA ROMAGNA: shallot MARCHE: Suasa onion UMBRIA: black celery from Trevi LIGURIA: beans THE 20 TYPICAL VEGETABLES FROM THE 20 ITALIAN REGIONS
“CIELO APERTO” PROJECT Every school year the students of one of the 5 th classes of our school take part in the “cielo aperto” project.
The purpose of this project is to give the students the possibility to have some basic konwledge of astronomy, thanks to theoretical lessons and live observations of astronomical events and celestial bodies. They also have the possibility to meet experts in astrophysics.
The project includes a visit to the Planetary of Milan and to the Brera observatory.