Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation and Dr. med. Rüdiger Stihl support the project "farm as a place to learn"
Where does the milk come from? These and other questions can be addressed by school classes, kindergarten groups and other interested parties on a farm in Neckarems - in the digital scavenger hunt "From grass to milk". The Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation and Dr. Rüdiger Stihl support the model project of the nutrition center of the District Office Ludwigsburg with 5,500 euros each. The funds will be used to procure tablet computers that are needed for the digital scavenger hunt. "The Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation is committed to communicating knowledge and values around the environment and nature to young people. With the project "Lernort Bauernhof" and the highly committed work of Johanna Ott, head of the Nutrition Center, this will certainly be an excellent success," explained Alexander Burghartswieser of the Eva Mayr-Stihl Foundation. Dr. Rüdiger Stihl, shareholder of the STIHL company, had made the first contact with the farm: "Many children today no longer know where our food comes from. The project conveys knowledge about the farm in an exciting way that brings joy in learning. I hope that many more farms will adopt this model."
"Few consumers know about today's modern agriculture," says Kerstin Blumhardt, the farmer who had the idea for the project. "Many people experience today's agriculture in the media usually in a negative light, especially animal welfare is questioned." Together with the University of Education in Ludwigsburg she has developed the concept for the learning farm.
The project will be scientifically monitored, regularly evaluated and will serve as a model for other farms.