the Field of Miracles at the Istituto Agrario

Istituto Tecnico Agrario Firenze

Florence via delle Cascine, 11
From 15 June to 15 July 2017
Every Tuesday and Friday from 9am to 11am.

The Cultural Association "Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini" with the Association "For Boboli”, the Association “Trisomia 21 Onlus" and the Agricultural Technological Institute of Florence have started the pilot project" CAMPO DEI MIRACOLI "by creating the laboratory" COUNTRY Of BARBAGIANNI "where practical and theoretical ortotherapy activities are carried out in the spaces of the Agricultural Technological Institute of Florence for 10/15 girls and boys with Down syndrome of the school and of the Association "Trisomia 21 Onlus" supported by specialized practitioners. The lab also includes students and pupils "normodotati" giving rise to a real inclusion project with respect for gender equality.

The Laboratory "COUNTRY OF BARBAGIANNI" will be operational from June 15 to July 15, 2017, at the Istituto Tecnico Agrario di Firenze, in time 9/11 and the activities, which will be affected by the weather, are scheduled on the following days: Tuesday 20 June, Frida, June 23, Tuesday June 27, Friday June 30, Tuesday July 4, Friday July 7 (celebrating the Pinocchio Birthday with a celebration event in the park) on Tuesday July 11, Friday July 14.

The activities envisaged are:
• Vegetable harvesting and garden management (cleaning, manual disinfection, irrigation ...)
• Harvest and thinning fruits
• Ordinary vineyard management
• Chicken breeding activities: feeding and harvesting eggs
• Restored and floricultural activities
• Eventual product transformation

During the celebratory event "HAPPY BIRTHDAY PINOCCHIO" PINOCCHIO COMPIE 136 ANNI, which will be organized on Friday 7 July from 11 am to 13 pm, in the park of the Agricultural Institute of Florence will be given the attestations of participation in the project "Campo dei Miracoli" and the "Laboratory of Pinocchio" will be realized where the artist Antonio Pirò will make objects with Pinocchio using recycled materials accompanied by fairytale readings and listening to the music of "Bravissimo Pinocchio" and at the end of a special Toast and cake cut.

The three associations "Per Boboli", "Pinocchio di Carlo Lorenzini" and "Trisomia 21 Onlus" presented last year the "CAMPO DEI MIRACOLI" project with the aim of helping to improve the quality of life for people with Intellectual and relational disabilities and their families, with particular reference to people with Down syndrome, realizing special orthopedic projects, taking into account the beauty and origins of Florentine historical gardens with the aim of enhancing its cultural and productive artistic heritage in a real process of inclusion, with respect for gender equality on a national and international scale; involving local and international institutions and also creating a network of therapeutic gardens that may be present in public or private historical gardens.

The "Campo dei Miracoli" project is promoted at European level in collaboration with Fundación Yehudi Menuhin España, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid) and MBM Training and Development Center (MBM TDC).

The Hon Monica Baldi, President of Cultural Association "Pinocchio by Carlo Lorenzini" declares: "It is extraordinary to share opinions, enthusiasm and emotions with students and teachers in the realization of this experimental orthotherapy laboratory "Country of the Barbagianni" that is being implemented now thanks to the Florence Agricultural Institute and the 1st District of Florence. The lab is an integral part of the “Campo dei Miracoli” project which, since last year was presented by our three associations, has been particularly successful with many requests for membership. And the leadership of Pinocchio, in this growth path, is unique and catalyzing in achieving a real process of inclusion that also enhances our extraordinary historical, artistic, cultural and environmental heritage."

Image in Flash Art by Caterina Balletti.

Thanks to: Quartiere 1 Centro Storico del Comune di Firenze, Istituto Tecnico Agrario di Firenze, Associazione Per Boboli, Associazione Trisomia 21 Onlus.