#CULTIVATE

A Learning Journey

The #Cultivate program is a 1.5hour program specially developed for primary and secondary level students. In this workshop, we introduce participants to Farmcity's farming model and engage their inner entrepreneur with a fair trade simulation. The goal is to have students leave with a a greater awareness of their role as changemakers in the greater food system. School visits can be conducted in groups of 30 at a time, and a maximum of two groups per day.  Get in touch if you’d like to organize a visit with your school.

 

What You'll Learn

Engage the senses with a walk around our Permaculture Border, before entering the TropicBird greenhouse - the first in the world that is currently operational in Mauritius. Learn about what it takes to cultivate organically and in a manner that increases universal access to healthy food. Get an inside look into how we make our own inputs in our Wormery and our Compost Corner. Examine also the wonders of nature, and the unity we would find in a biodiverse environment.

 

After the tour, participants are encouraged to dig deeper and explore a selected topic in detail such as:

  • The Role Of Pollinators In The Food System

  • My Role In The Food System

  • The Soil Food Web

  • Agripreneurship

We can also customize the discussion to complement the unit of inquiry currently being explored in schools. Speak with us to develop a learning journey for your school.

Where Are We Located?

Our flagship farm is located in Beau Plan, Mauritius.

  1. At the round-about of Pamplemousses (from M2 highway), take exit called Bois Rouge. 

  2. Drive pass the village and sugarcane fields for about 2km - until you reach a fork and an asphalted road on your left. 

  3. Keep going pass the entrance of Centre Equestre. Turn left at crossroad. 

  4. Turn right at the first dirt road.

Other Programs We Run

Farmcity offers guided tours and workshops to enable anyone to experience modern farming first hand. We offer a range of themes,  delivered on and off the farm, relating to the wider topic of agripreneurship and the future of food.

WORKSHOPS FOR ALL  YOUNG & OLD 

Can’t tell a cotomili from a parsley? Have dreams of a herb garden but you can’t even keep a cactus alive? Well we couldn’t either… not until we started Farmcity at least. The running joke among us is that we made all of the worst mistakes so others don’t have to. We share all of our learnings, tips and tricks through this series of interactive workshops. Great for all ages, no farming experience needed!

LEARNING JOURNEY  SCHOOLS 

The #Cultivate program is a 1.5hour program specially developed for primary and secondary level students. In this workshop, we introduce participants to Farmcity's farming model and engage their inner entrepreneur with a fair trade simulation. The goal is to have students leave with a a greater awareness of their role as changemakers in the greater food system. School visits can be conducted in groups of 30 at a time, and a maximum of two groups per day. 

TEAM DISCOVERY  CORPORATES 

Fancy a change of scenery? Our experiential programs take teams and managers on a learning journey out of the office and ‘back to the land’. Exposure to nature has been linked to better moods, higher job satisfaction, and more commitment to their employer. Speak with us today to tailor an activity that best suit your employee needs.

HOLIDAY PROGRAM  6-10 YEARS 

#MunchBunch is a  holiday program that takes place on a working farm. We introduce children to sustainable agriculture through storytelling, experimentation, observation and adventurous play.

AGRIPRENEURSHIP 101  10-15 YEARS 

Farmcity's Agripreneurship 101 is an afterschool program aimed at cultivating an entrepreneurial mindset among junior youths aged 10-15. Using the future of food as a premise, we invite students to explore, invent and innovate out-of-this-world solutions to some of the challenges around the future of food. They will learn to problem solve, prototype and pitch their ideas effectively, some of the essential skills required for the economy of the future. To start an Agripreneurs Club in your school, reach out here.

PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH  YOUNG AND OLD 

Every Saturday morning, we take our visitors on a tour of Farmcity, sharing what we do, how we grow, and what we are all about. We never want income to be a barrier to learning more, so we conduct these tours on a “Pay-What-You-Wish basis. This means exactly that - pay what you wish at the end of the tour, if you feel you’ve learnt something during your visit.