As part of the international project, We Eat Responsibly, the EkoSkola committee at Dingli Primary School, recently visited the organic farm at Dun Manwel Attard Resource Centre, Wardija. Organic farmer Mr Joe Sciberras, showed the group around the farm and greenhouse, and explained in detail the concept of organic farming.
Different strategies were suggested instead of the use of pesticides and insecticides. The pupils cut a few fresh, seasonal crops and later went to the school kitchen and prepared grilled eggplant and a carob cake. Mr Sciberras also explained how a compost heap is made and maintained. Later, the pupils sowed their own basil plants in recycled yogurt cups and visited the various animals in the farm. The committee members are now looking forward to implement some of the tips suggested in their own school kitchen garden! It was a truly enjoyable, informative and hands-on experience for all.