Pedagogical Farm – Little Reed in Al Qsaibe, El Metn
A perfect day out, combining knowledge, wisdom, play, happiness, and sensoriality!
Nestled in the mountains, Little Reed Pedagogical Farm lies at about 50 minute drive from Beirut, with its lush greenery melting in the Lebanese mountain traditional landscape. Organisation de Développement Durable (ODDD) and Eedama offer engaging activities and tours around the farm. Children will have fun, reconnect to nature, and learn about organic farming practices.
Little Reed is a certified organic farm; it is also a pedagogical farm and becomes a restaurant for weekend lunches. But it is above all a little paradisiac piece of nature where aromatic plants, trees, animals, and forest exist in harmony. It transforms as well into a local producers market and local organic lunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
We have prepared a diverse program for children to learn, reconnect with nature, and learn sustainable practices and teamwork, it includes:
- A treasure hunt
- Building a fireplace
- Making a fire
- Sustainable organic planting and permaculture
- Urban farming
- Organic hands-on workshop
Participants will leave with a pot to start their urban home garden; they will soon eat their own vegetables.
Sometimes, sessions may include the drafting of a preliminary plan for the students’ home/summer camp/school.
Two programs are available:
The program duration is three to four hours. It is adapted for summer camps and for schools during the academic year. Three versions exist: primary school, middle school, and high school versions.
In addition to the normal program, a Man’oushe making workshop can be offered on demand.
Complimentary to the lunch: The program runs from 12-1pm and from 2.30-4pm. It is adapted to a broad variety of ages (5-to-15 years old).
Location: The farm is located in Qsaibe (القصيبة) above Beit Mery. The farm is marked on Google Maps, and GPS coordinates will be sent upon request. 45 minute travel time from Beirut
Notes: Transport is not provided but can be arranged upon request. Toilets and shaded areas available
Languages: French, English, and Arabi
No. of participants: Minimum 10, maximum 3
Reservations: During weekdays, for schools and summer camps, call +961 71 44 79 44. For weekends, all 76007300
This program is offered in collaboration with Organisation de Développement Durable (ODDD). ODDD is an NGO based in Lebanon. Its mission is to create a transnational community that wishes to live in a better world based on equilibrium between economy, society and environment.