Since summer 2018, the agricultural management of Mouans-Sartoux devotes a plot of 700 m² to one of the five pillars of the MEAD (Center for Sustainable Food): education. Diana Macias, animator since May, has the mission to design and supervise the educational garden of Haute-Combe. She has to educate school audiences about organic farming and sustainable food. She also coordinates the management of educational gardens in the three school groups. In partnership with the CCAS (Social Action Center), the beneficiaries of the social grocery will also cultivate, maintain and harvest their vegetables on the parcel in shared management.
18 teachers from schools organized green classes on the plot, more than 600 children are concerned.
No imposed maners, teams are free to chose the awareness program that suits them. For some classes, it can be shorter and periodic passages, for others, extended moments of immersion, for example over a whole week to make class enjoying activities in the field.
Education for sustainable development is a key to bring change on the territories. In this way the involvement of the Mouans-Sartoux teaching teams is crucial. Too often, in communities, there is no connection enough between the world of schools and the politics of the city. "It's a way to get teachers and children involved in agriculture issues, food and sustainable development, Diana says. This place is an excellent educational support that will see the installation of nesting boxes, insect hotels, planting vegetables, and aromatic plants, making compost, etc. "