New Preschool Teaches Kids Urban Farming and Gardening

Children get a head start as double majors in a new preschool that teaches them urban farming and gardening.
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A bunch of lucky preschoolers get to experience what it’s like to sit in an open space and learn about urban farming and gardening skills. According to an article on True Activist by John Vibes, after winning the AWR International Ideas Competition with a proposal called “Nursery Fields Forever,” Edoardo Capuzzo Dolcetta and a team of other designers who came up with the concept of a classroom and lesson plan that fuses farming education with academic learning are already in talks with a Rome-based child psychologist who wants to build a similar academic environment.

According to article, Dolcetta said:

We think that kids should enjoy nature. So we designed this strange school: No classrooms, but open spaces where vegetables grow inside and animals can come in too. It’s a mixing of the two things, school and nature.

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