Sustainable Food Production
Jun 11th 2019

ON THE TRAIL OF A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY IN FOOD PRODUCTION

 

Palermo – Italy has been the venue for the second Learning Teaching and Training meeting of this KA202 – EURASMUS+ project. The IPSSAR “Paolo Borsellino” of Palermo has organised this meeting held from 12 to 18 of May 2019, with the main goal of working in the “Zero miles food” concept. 36 students and 14 teachers have participated directly in the activities programmed for this intense week.

Some of the most significant ones have been:

  • Students have made presentation of their previous works carried out at their respective schools in each country, included the videos with interviews to local people about “Km 0 food”.
  • Students gathered in international groups worked, a long this week, connecting the main topic with the different visits we did as examples of production and trade of local products in Sicily. They did a final presentation of their conclusions.
  • Students have chosen by voting the project logo between those proposed by the students of the partners institutions (three each school, 15 in total).
  • Visit to the stone mill in Gangi, where the participants could learn about the differences between to produce flour using traditional machines and methods, and making it of an industrial way.
  • Visit to a salt lakes plant destined to production of common salt for human consumption. They still use old basic pumps and the traditional methods they learnt from their ancestors many years ago.
  • Visit to an Educational farm, where the students had the opportunity to learn how to cook and prepare different meals with lemons, which they had picked up by themselves from the farm’s orchard.
  • Visit to local small farm, where they still use the traditional real shepherd at the mountains. They produce milk to make handmade cheese name “Cacio Cavallo”, which is very appreciated by Italian consumers.
  • After the meeting, students have made an essay summing up and evaluating their experience.

EUROPEA – Spain, as partner of this project have been represented in this meeting for a team of students and teachers coming from the agricultural school of CFMR of Moraleja – Cáceres – Extermadura.

For further information about the project visit: http://www.communiy1820.wordpress.com

 

Acknowledgements: many thanks to Paco (ES) 🙂