The European project FUSILLI is coming to schools to promote the protection of biodiversity, food education, and the fight against waste.

Ten classes at the Adelaide Cairoli Institute in Turin are engaged in an educational program that resulted from a co-design of integrated educational proposals developed with the Educational Services of the City of Turin, the Smart City and European Design Area, the University of Turin, the Department of Life Sciences and Systems Biology (D-Bios), the Food Atlas of the Metropolitan City of Turin, and the teachers of the school.

Last week, training meetings and workshops began with the aim of raising awareness among students on the themes of the European project and involving them in practical activities.

The main topics covered are the protection of biodiversity, food education, and the fight against waste, with particular attention to reducing the environmental impact of human activities.

The program will culminate in two final events presenting the results, scheduled for May 30th and June 5th.

Furthermore, the educational proposals will end with an educational event at Orti Generali, open to students and families. During the event, elements of biodiversity and protection of natural heritage will be analyzed, with particular attention to pollinators. In addition, the topic of native edible spontaneous plants will be explored through an educational walk in the spaces of Orti Generali and the Piemonte Park.

With this action, the FUSILLI project aims to raise awareness among students about environmental issues and promote a sustainable food lifestyle among them and their families.

In December 2022, FUSILLI had organized in Turin a teacher training course for school teachers to deepen the relationship between food and sustainability with two modules, respectively of 6 and 2 hours, dedicated to butterflies as pollinators and circular bioeconomy of food and food waste. The course was a prerequisite for the activities starting in schools.