number 12 – May 2011
LAST STOPS OF THE 2011 FRUIT TOUR WITH AN EYE TO THE FUTURE
There are three stops left until the end of Alimos Fruit Tour. This month we will present our accompanying measures to the citizens and the local press of three regions: Basilicata, Molise and Tuscany.
Wednesday, 11th May 2011 in Potenza, we are presenting the School Fruit Scheme at the IV Circolo primary school. On this occasion, the acting company Fondazione Aida will perform its theatre show. The Aida Foundation has been touring Italy over the last two months to promote their show as part of the Scheme’s accompanying measures.
Two days later, Friday 13th May at 10 o’clock, the School Fruit Scheme press conference will be held in Campobasso, at the Italian National Agency for the Development of School Autonomy (formerly known as IRRE). This time, the results of the second edition of the School Fruit Scheme will be presented during a training workshop for school principals, promoted by Alimos in the Molise region.
Finally, Friday 20th May, the Fruit Tour will stop at Terra Futura, the international sustainability exhibition and conference that will take place at the Fortezza da Basso, in Florence, from 20th to 22nd May 2011. Terra Futura is the perfect place to discuss about the results achieved during this edition of the Scheme and to pave the way for the next edition.
TEACHING FARMS, A ‘LEARN BY DOING’ EXPERIENCE
School trips at the teaching farms are one of the main activities organized by Alimos within the School Fruit Scheme and involve a large number of schools. On the one hand, children can taste and learn how and where most of the products they see in supermarkets are grown. On the other hand, farmers can pass on their knowledge to children, who make a unique experience.
Alimos has organized some 700 school trips in teaching farms located in 10 regions (Liguria, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, Tuscany, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia).
School trips at teaching farms, production plants, botanical gardens, farmers’ markets, food or farming museums help children understand the origins of food, allow them to learn how to plant seeds in a pot, how to grow vegetables or recognize the shape of a tree.
THE AIDA FOUNDATION AND ITS THEATRE SHOW
Since its establishment, in 1983, the Aida Foundation has been promoting children’s theatre to school kids and families. During the last edition of the School Fruit Scheme, the Aida Foundation has collaborated with Alimos by promoting a show called Arcobaleno nel piatto (A rainbow in the plate) in 4 Italian regions, namely Liguria, Piedmont, Campania and Basilicata.
The show is part of a broader educational project, aimed at raising awareness among young people of the importance of healthy eating habits. The ideal audience of Aida’s show are both families and school kids.
To make the most out of this show and allow kids to understand the quality of fruits, Aida has created simple fairy tales, using the typical language of theatre.
Last year, for the first edition of the School Fruit Scheme, the Aida Foundation collaborated with Alimos by promoting a theatre project called Processo alle verdure.
ALIMOS SHORT NEWS
OPEN TEACHING FARMS
The 13th edition of the “Open Farms” project, promoted by the Emilia Romagna Region, is about to start. On Sunday 8th, 15th and 22nd May 185 agricultural holdings will open their doors to the public.
Press conference in Potenza
Wednesday 11th May 2011
Press conference in Campobasso
Friday, 13th May 2011
Press conference in Florence
Friday, 20 th May 2011