Grow your urban farming knowledge with Farmlyplace!
Farmlyplace offers educational programs tailored to specific age groups and specializations, from primary and high school to undergrad and postgrad education levels. Students and young professionals will learn about social business and the ins and outs of urban farming and design through our 8-week program (1:31 min, with sound).
We strive to inspire students from all over the world and to become stewards of the urban environment of our future. Educators are able to choose from a number of activities and experiences including guided tours and hands-on workshops.
Highlights of Farmlyplace’s latest educational programs:
- Community Supported Agriculture
- Urban Design
- Social Business Development
- and much more!
Due to COVID-19, programs are being offered virtually via distance education. We are happy to curate a program to meet your specific needs. Please use the form on the right to get in touch and let us know what you need. We look forward to hearing from you!
What we do and why this matters
Promote an understanding of environmental sustainability through hands-on education
Our programs support students by inviting them to view and engage with real-life applications of the natural sciences and social and economical theory they’ve learned in school. Bring your students to The Kiezfarm and participate in one of the many program options available. Discounted prices for larger groups.
There are a variety of general benefits of gamification learning:
- Ownership of learning dimensions of sustainability for students
- Opportunities for differentiated learning; All students are provided with a range of different avenues for understanding and learning new information while remaining within the same diverse classroom.
- Learning is made visible by the translation of complex sustainability goals into tactile elements
- Content is acquired through processing, constructing or making sense of concepts and assessment measures.
- Teaching material and assessment measures are developed with each student’s unique abilities and learning processes in mind.
- Students are inspired to discover intrinsic motivators for learning, regardless of differences in their abilities.
Opportunities for differentiated learning
providing all students within their diverse classroom community of learners a range of different avenues for understanding new information (often in the same classroom) in terms of: acquiring content; processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas; and developing teaching materials and assessment measures so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in their ability.
The First Strokes in the Farming Business
Schools can only prepare us for farming in an urban context to the extent of a classroom. Farmlyplace gives students the chance to learn through actual farming using Kiezfarm as a playground for future food in our cities.
Engage Students with Virtual Farm Labs
High school science class doesn’t need to be difficult and it doesn’t need to be separated from the games that today’s students love. Today, students know more about game characters than they do about science. That’s why Farmly Academy uses game-based learning. Our simulations are fun as well as challenging. 96% of our customers agree that Farmly Academy helps engage their students and improves learning outcomes in STEM subject matters.
Learning objective: Demand planning
seeds on plate; someone using calendar
Learning objective: Choosing the substrate is important
Why is it important? Not too technical
Activity: Seeds being planted in substrate
Learning objective: Calculate Germination rates
Germination takes place in dark and warm, starts at certain temperature, keep moist warm and dark (You’ll understand calculating germination rates)
Activity: Substrate being covered and uncovered until baby seedlings are stable.
Learning objective: Understand photosynthesis and light spectrums
At this stage seedlings need a controlled environment
Activity: Setup of Classroom Growing boxes – monitoring, measures, selective conditions
Learning objective: Finding the right place, pros & cons of different systems
seeds on plate; using plant calendar, Seedlings get transplanted to the vertical system
Activity: transport of plants to growing systems, at different Farmlyplace sites
Learning objective: Effects on taste and texture
- Nutrition, water and temperature management
- Farmers secrets to taste and texture
- Biological Pest Control for organic farming
- Seedlings on the plate; using plant calendar
‘End of the life cycle’ stage — its important to keep the light, space, change in consumption of water, nutrition, pest control is mandatory – it can be natural without chemicals when your plants start growing biological pest control management..
Activity: different light spectrums in indoor systems; checking/documenting the plants status
A few highlights of the current program
More than just Guided Tours
Students are encouraged to fall in love with urban farming by being introduced to real-life farming and hands-on learning. No matter the students’ age or specialization, a learning platform will be curated geared to your group’s unique learning needs.
Our workshops are created to offer students hands-on learning related to the Sustainable Development Goals for the EU, Germany and Berlin and to tie this education in with a range of sustainable and environmental topics including the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
Partnerships, cooperations, customers, joint-ventures
At Farmlyplace we believe that strategic partnerships with experts will allow us to provide our clients and students with even greater value. We believe that synergies out of open cooperation and contracted ventures will enhance our impact as an educational content provider. We believe that selected partnerships will help us spread the word and support more experiential and collaborative learning as well as help us in reshaping approaches to Education for Sustainability.
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