International Forum-Dialogue “Economic Models and Successful Practices in School Gardens”

The third International Forum-Dialogue “Economic Models and Successful Practices in School Gardens” will be held on November 2-3, 2021 in online-format. Sessions start at 10.00 (Minsk time).

During the Forum-dialogue, teams of the project "EU4Youth: "School Garden" for Agricultural Entrepreneurship" from Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova will summarize the preliminary results for 3 years, members of the "School Garden" network from Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova will present their successful educational practices and the results of school business projects.
 
The participants of the Forum-dialogue will also be able to present and discuss their significant developments in the following areas:
  • teaching schoolchildren, conducting educational programs and trainings;
  • results of approbation of various types of agriculture, agrotechnics of cultivation of various crops;
  • economic activity, involvement of schoolchildren in it, ways of earning income;
  • educative activities on the subject of the project;
  • cooperation at school, between villagers, with neighboring villages;
  • dissemination of knowledge among the students' families, owners of private farms and villagers;
  • other valuable findings and experiences that can be shared with colleagues.
To become a participant of the Dialogue Forum, fill out the application form by October 31, 2021.

If you want to share your best practices and experience, be sure to specify the topic and a brief description of the speech when filling out the application. The organizers reserve the right to choose topics for inclusion in the program of the Forum-dialogue.

The working language of the Forum-dialogue is Russian.

Agenda

November 2 (Tuesday)

Focus 1: Welcoming part. Overview of the situation in the project "EU4Youth: "School Garden" for Agricultural Entrepreneurship" in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova

Focus 2: Economic models of school gardens in different countries. Presentation of the contest results “School Garden: from Idea to School Business”

10:00

Opening and welcoming part
EU4Youth Support Team Representative
FAO representative (FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - intergovernmental organization for the development of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and rural areas)

10:30

Brief overview of the Project implementation for 2019–2021: 3 years in figures, diagrams and photos. Goals, objectives and indicators until the end of the Project
Vladimir Shevtsov, Project Manager of the “EU4Youth: «School Garden” for the Development of Agricultural Entrepreneurship” project

11:00

Brief overview of the Project implementation in Ukraine
Yuri Sapiga, Country Project Coordinator in Ukraine 

11:30

Brief overview of the Project implementation in Moldova
Adriana Velicinski, School Garden Manager in Moldova
Elena Culighin, Country Project Coordinator in Moldova

12:00

Brief overview of the Project implementation in Belarus
Vladimir Pustoshilo, Thematic Project Coordinator 

12:15

Questions. Answers. Discussion

12:30

Virtual coffee break

12:50 - 14:30

Presentation of the results of business projects contest “School Garden: from Idea to School Business” in Ukraine and Moldova 

12:55

Ukraine experience:
-- Communal Institution of Vyshevchy Rural Council “Vyshevitsky Liceum”
-- Repki Secondary School #2 of I-III Grades

13:45

Moldova experience:
-- Oxentea School, Dubosary district, Oxentea village
Andrei Leunti, principal  of the school

14:10

Questions and answers 
Contest experts Olga Balakhnina and Vitold Zenkovich, participants

14:30

Lunch break

14:50 - 16:20

Presentation of the results of the business projects contest “School Garden: from Idea to School Business” in Belarus:
-- Blueberry Farm – growing and selling blueberry seedlings; Zalessie Kindergarten-Secondary School of Chechersk District (15 min);
-- Blooming Business – growing and selling seedlings of ornamental plants and flowers; Luzhy Secondary School of Sharkovschina District (15 min);
-- Growing the Grape Snail; Boroviki Secondary School of Svetlogorsk District (15 min);
-- Herbal Tea from the Pharmaceutical Garden; Slobodka Kindergarten-Secondary School of Braslav District (15 min);
-- Establishing an Educational Field on Growing Grapes of Table Dessert Varieties; Iolcha village, Bragin district; Ruchaevka village, Loev district (15 min);
-- Yurtsauskiya Kisses and Treats – production of dried fruits, fruit and vegetable chips, marmalade and candied fruits; Yurtsevo Kindergarten-Secondary School of Orsha District (15 min)

16:20

Questions and answers 
Contest experts Olga Balakhnina and Vitold Zenkovich, participants

16:40

Summing up the day. Interactive quiz and voting


November 3 (Wednesday)

Focus: successful practices in School Gardens. Sharing experiences 

10:00

Educational tourism via rural school in Braslav district. Experience and capacity of schools in Slobodka, Opsa and Parafyanovo
Moderator Natalia Svyatkina, Direction Manager

11:00

School garden: open day. Fair. Experience of Opsa school
Inessa Strinovich, Deputy head teacher at Opsa Kindergarten-Secondary School, Braslav district (Belarus)

11:20

Interdisciplinary gaming activities of the School Garden: “Adventures of Plants”, “Map of my Village”, “Journey around Iolcha”
Anna Vygonnaya, Programme Developer (Minsk, Belarus)

12:00

Climate change & global warming – introduction and promotion of new crops: artichoke, okra, sweet potato, flavoring herbs, asparagus, watermelon, etc.
Natalia Svyatkina, Direction Manager

12:30

Social garden beds: garden work experience for kids from poor rural families
Tatyana Nikolaenko, Regional Expert (Karasnoe village, Bragin district, Homel region, Belarus)

13:00

Lunch break

13:30 - 15:30

Speeches by the participants on the day focus topic (a list is being compiled)

Issues offered for presentation and discussion:
-- teaching schoolchildren, conducting educational programs and trainings;
-- results of approbation of various types of agriculture, agrotechnics of cultivation of various crops;
-- economic activity, involvement of schoolchildren in it, ways of earning income;
-- educative activities on the subject of the project;
-- cooperation at school, between villagers, with neighboring villages;
-- dissemination of knowledge among the students' families, owners of private farms and villagers;
-- other valuable findings and experiences that can be shared with colleagues.

If you want to share your best practices and experience, be sure to specify the topic and a brief description of the speech when filling out the application.
NB. The organizers reserve the right to choose topics for inclusion in the program of the Forum-dialogue.

15:30

Summing up the results of the work. Analysis of the day, reflection. Interactive quiz and voting


November 4 (Thursday)

Focus: development of the preliminary collaboration plan for the 4th year of the School Graden Project. Possible startups and opportunities for schools

10:00

Training of trainers and spread of the School Garden experience for Ukraine at the base of the National Ecological and Naturalist Centre of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Opportunities and prospects
Vladimir Verbitsky, Director of the Centre 

10:30

Overview of the network interschool experiments implemented in 2021: growing seedlings with organic methods; growing different types of cabbage; growing onion from seeds.
Vladimir Pustoshilo, Thematic Project Coordinator

11:00

School Garden internet platform: opportunities for sharing experiences, promotion of products and services, presentation and collaboration of the network members
Ludmila Skakun, Project Web-manager

11:30

Distance (online) learning courses on organic agriculture for students and teachers
Vladimir Pustoshilo, Thematic Project Coordinator

11:45

Organisation of distant study tours to school gardens: experiences of Moldova

12:30

Major indicators and tasks for the 4th year of the Project implementation. Preliminary plan of collaboration with educational institutions for 2021-2022. Startups under the School Garden Project 
Vladimir Shevtsov, Project Manager
Vladimir Pustoshilo, Thematic Project Coordinator

13:00

Summing up the results, reflection. Interactive quiz and voting


If you have any quastions, please, contact u by e-mail info@schoolgarden.net or by phone +37529 3139244 (Anna Grishina).

 

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