A Sustainable Farming Workshop Series (5-sessions)
The workshop-series will be in 5 sessions of 3 hours and can be viewed as a 15-hour course on food, crop growing and the farming systems.
All sessions are currently planned on Saturday from 10:00-13:00
- Welcome and introduction to Friends of the Earth Malta and The Farmoury
- Food sovereignty – Talk and discussion on local level
- Coffee Break
- Hands on work in the field.
- Planting of seeds and seedlings
- Introduction to Sustainable farming
- Short Video and Discussion
- Outing to Louis Cini (organic farmer)
- Coffee and chat with Farmer
- Tour of the fields
- Injustices in food systems and food consumption
- Video about monoculture Agrochemical industry
- Coffee Break
- Farm outing to Kaj Kaj farm in Manikata
- Beekeeper talk about the importance of biodiversity and bees
- Plant and Growth Cycles
- Hands on Work in the Field
- Composting, cultivating and plant health
- Coffee break
- Natural Fertilizers and Pesticides
- Local and Seasonal Farm
- Outing to Natasha and Tony in Zebbug
- Visit of the farm/home of a modern farming family
- Trees, shrubs, local chickens
- Final farm meal together.
Who is the course for?
We welcome all youth (age 13-30) interested in food, farming, nature and social and environmental justice. These workshops are open for complete beginners to the more experienced in crop growing. People with rural backgrounds, young farmers, chefs, students focusing on agriculture and food related subjects are especially welcome to join.
Spaces are limited so make sure to book ASAP. For any queries email the Friends of the Earth Malta Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
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This project is co-financed by the Ministry for Education and Employment (MEDE) and the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisation.