Attend the School gardens in Salesian schools are an increasingly standardized project. It brings children closer to Earth, establishing a bond with a concern for the environment and the need to live in harmony as a species and the realization that we must all take care of ourselves in the “Cycle of Life”.
In addition, of Salesianos Ciutadella, they added that “The Garden provides students with a series of rewarding and unique strategies. It provides an ideal context for learning to think, educate emotionally and master social skills, all framed in a practical, experiential and manipulative way.”
Many children have never seen the process of growing tomatoes, lettuce, strawberries, squash, beans, beets… that fruits can grow from a flower, and that there are plants that cannot grow. A flower, but from the roots … And this moment is magical, and both teachers and students enjoy it and separate a lot ».
In addition to the objectives of planting, growing, caring and collecting, the Ciutadella school garden project:
- Environmental awareness work.
- Shows values such as responsibility and commitment.
- Promotes teamwork.
- Stimulates the senses as well as creativity and imagination.
- Develop motor skills.
- It provides direct contact with the earth and daily food.
The School Garden project is an experiment carried out in other Salesian presences such as Alcalá de Guadaíra, Palma del Río, Salesianos Carmona, Alicante, Salesianos La Orotava and Ripoll, among others.