The benefits of soil!
“For a few months now, hospitalized patients in the psychiatric and pediatric departments of the CHPG meet one Wednesday a month in the kitchen garden of the Princess Grace Hospital, for a workshop dedicated to organic farming, led by” Terre de Monaco “. Accompanied by a specialist educator, a psychomotor therapist and a psychiatric nurse, the young patients come to meet Jessica Sbaraglia, Founder and Director of Terre de Monaco who offers them, on the basis of interactive learning, to learn the fundamentals of organic farming: diversity of fruits and vegetables, carrying out agricultural tasks (seeds, crops, soil maintenance) and tasting!
The benefits of this monthly meeting seem numerous to us in terms of citizenship by acting within reach for a more “breathable” world; socio-educational by inviting them to reflect on their eating habits and more broadly on the qualitative differences between industrial food and organic food or by initiating them to a logic of productive cooperation; and to a further extent, therapeutic through a process of taking care of yourself over time, taking care of the earth, fruits and vegetables over the seasons.
The experience was significant enough to create a fledgling vocation among the most assiduous participants and they would like to start a professional training program, to do an internship to learn the trade at “Terre de Monaco”.
Obviously, this beautiful mediation tool is already operating while remaining perfectible. The workshop’s stability is a high priority for the benefits and opportunities offered to the participants. This very enriching experience for all, is made possible thanks to the association Act for Passion’s support, run by Virginie BERTRAND, who finances the training costs provided by the company managing the kitchen garden thanks to their generous donors, “.