A series of seminars held in collaboration with the Insect Laboratory of the Museum of the Sky and Earch in San Giovanni in Persiceto, whose aim is to promote the ancient orchards of Villa Smeraldi.

Every Sunday, educational workshops discuss the fruits grown in the orchard and the seasonality of agricultural products. Afterwards, participants can pick fruit from the orchards and use them in food preparation, comparing and contrasting local, historical, and “avant-garde” recipes .

Sunday, 17th May,  4 pm

Turn over a leaf and discover a bug!

How much life is there in an orchard? Ladybugs, aphids, leaf eaters, gall makers, voracious predators, useful parasitic wasps, bees, and butterflies… let’s learn to recognize them. Bring a camera with a macro lens!

Sunday, 21st June, 4 pm

Each season bears its fruit – what can we pick from the orchard in June? And how do we preserve it?

Cherries are ripe in June, perhaps along with a few early plums and apricots. We will observe how the various fruits ripen, pick those that are ready, and make preserves while comparing recipes.

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Admission with fee

Booking required. For opening times please visit the website

Organised by

Museum of Peasant History and Life – Istituzione Villa Smeraldi – Bentivoglio

When

17 May 2015

21 June 2015

Where

Museum of Peasant History and Life – Istituzione Villa Smeraldi – Bentivoglio

Via Sammarina, 35 - 40010 S. Marino di Bentivoglio (BO)