• Albaspina BioAgriturismo farmer Anna Storato explains steps in preparing a garden with interpretation assistance from Keith Carter (right) to visiting children and parents.

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    Albaspina BioAgriturismo farmer Anna Storato explains steps in preparing a garden with interpretation assistance from Keith Carter (right) to visiting children and parents.

  • Organic farmer Carlo Rigon of Albaspina BioAgriturismo puts brown chicken eggs collected by Natalie Leak, 2, into a basket as father Mike watches.

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    Organic farmer Carlo Rigon of Albaspina BioAgriturismo puts brown chicken eggs collected by Natalie Leak, 2, into a basket as father Mike watches.

  • Matthew Leak, 4, tries to identify mint by fragrance and taste.

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    Matthew Leak, 4, tries to identify mint by fragrance and taste.

  • Two-year-old Caillou McLean really takes to turning the earth with Albaspina BioAgriturismo farmer Anna Storato.

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    Two-year-old Caillou McLean really takes to turning the earth with Albaspina BioAgriturismo farmer Anna Storato.

VICENZA, Italy- Almost 100 children and parents braved April showers on a Saturday morning to visit a Vicenza area organic farm in a combined Month of the Military Child and Army Earth Week event.

The families visited Albaspina BioAgriturismo in Monticello Conte Otto on April 20 to learn about biodiversity with hands on activities. Topics covered in the CYSS sponsored trip included the cycle of plant life, gardening techniques, beneficial plants and herbs, fruit tree varieties and free range poultry.

This first ever visit explored just one of the many organic farms in the Veneto region.

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