As a rule, all schools in the province of Misiones, whether public, private, rural, urban, primary or secondary, must have an organic garden as it is considered a sustainable environmental education tool.
The Provincial School Huertas Program emerged as a response to the need of the institutions, who proposed this issue as a didactic learning resource.
Other activities will also be generated, such as horticulture workshops to raise environmental awareness, promote family farming, teach the right to food sovereignty, and promote economic education through agriculture. In addition, they will make excursions and visits to free trade fairs and local orchards.
Marta Ferreira, secretary of Agriculture of the province, commented: “the school garden is an excellent resource to turn educational centers into places that allow students multiple experiences about their natural and rural environment, understand the relationships and dependencies that we have with him, and put into practice attitudes and habits of care and environmental responsibility ”.
The referents of the school organic gardens must be trained.
The Secretary of State for Family Agriculture and the Ministry of Education of Misiones will work together to implement organic school gardens.
But there will also be other activities such as gardening, tree nursery, botanical park and other modalities that allow multiple experiences about the natural and rural environment where schools, colleges and institutes are inserted.
Family Farming Law
The Family Farming Law “defines a new model in the province. Misiones adopts a model of productive development, so I believe that all institutions have to work in that sense and the educational institution is fundamental because it is the educator of the farmers of tomorrow, ”the Secretary of Agriculture, Marta Ferreira, told local media. considered that the best way to achieve the objectives set out in the agreement between the two organizations is to "excite children, teach them that crops are not born in the supermarket, but are born in the ground and thus raise the status and recognition of our farmers who were so discredited for a long time, because for many it was an inferior category to be from the farm. At this moment in history we can argue that there is nothing better than producing food ”.
An initiative that considers that the school plays a fundamental role for cities to produce food, something that will be an important issue for future generations.