At school by the shepherd
It will be the means by which any user can meet a reality now on the verge of disappearance. In recent years there have been several initiatives by public administrations (Puglia Region, Enti Parco, etc.), aimed at the knowledge of the territory and its rural traditions.
The measures adopted by the Puglia Region for the recognition and accreditation of the Educational Large Farm (L.R. n.2/2008) have been a clear example of this. However, unlike the activities that are carried out within the educational programs in the Large Farms (observation of animals, laboratory about milk and bread), “at school by the shepherd” at school by the shepherd allows to live the typical day of the shepherd and his times in a herd.
Specifically the participants alongside the pastor in daily activities like driving and controlling grazing animals under a specific program, separate the strands according to sex and reproductive state (breastfeeding, drying phase), the management activities of the jazzo, term used to indicate the sheepfold, the resting place of the flocks. In parallel with the practical activities, theoretical concepts are held by experts in the sector on the management of a herd based on the conservation of indigenous domestic breeds, habitats and biodiversity.