Atypical Place hosts educational programs for local schools and organizations interested in farm-based learning. Recently, we gave farm tours to several elementary school summer classes. They were participating in OneCoolEarth's project to educate children about where their food comes from and how to develop healthier eating habits. As part of their work, they start vegetable gardens in the schools and run fieldtrips to local operating farms.
Our visitors learned from Farmer Ben about how important it is for farmers to be stewards of the land and water. Then they walked through the olive groves and gardens, learnng about the importance of insects and other species, like barn owls, in maintaining a natural balance. After acting out the differences between good fats and bad fats and building a food pyramid through a bit of improv theatre on the patio, the students got to taste-test Trabia Farms award-winning olive oils. They learned that tasting the strong Koroneiki oils makes you cough-and the number of coughs indicates how sophiscated an olive oil taster you are--at least according to Farmer Ben.
If you are interested in bringing a group to Trabia Farms, please contact us.