Calendar: 07 Mar. – 29 Apr. 2021 (8 weeks)
Price: 1,150 € – more details
Let’s start with the end in mind: Two months at the Herghelia farm and greenhouses! How does that sound to you? Especially knowing you will be taught by Gicu Vasilache, one of the best farmers in Romania when it comes to growing tomatoes, eggplants and cucumbers. You are coming in the gardening season when small seeds have grown enough to be transplanted in our greenhouses. We have about 10 greenhouses. There might still be a few freezing nights and you’ will need to learn simple ways of protecting your plants from the frost. Meanwhile, in the classroom, the principles and secrets of successful gardening will be taught.
ABCs of Education is in Agriculture: Every society depends on good farming but the farmer doesn’t depend on others as long as he is self-sustainable. If you read and desire to respond to the ever-urgent appeal: GET OUT OF CITIES, you know that this is what you really need to learn. More details about the available classes, practical activities and projects are available below:
Teachers: Terri & Ernst
The class will be going through some interesting “Spirit of Prophecy” quotes about important aspects of the Adventist family life. The students will also hear about criteria for finding a partner for life.
Teachers: Terri & Ernst
Alongside our own plans and dreams about the educational path to follow, we should also learn about God’s concepts concerning education, about His loving concern for our growth in wisdom and His criteria for preparing us for His Kingdom.
There are many versions of the Gospel out there, but not all of them are from God. Paul says that there is even a cursed gospel ! True Gospel is medicine to our sin sick soul and it is about the love of Abba Father and Jesus our Savior. In this class, we are learning the original alphabet and to our delight and surprise, this heaven-born chain of pictographic letters, used by Moses and most of Old Testament writers, expresses the Story of Redemption. It also illuminates the path of Christ from His Father down to Earth right to our hearts, to reveal the ultimate expression of love – His self-sacrifice, made that that we can live. This story doesn’t end here, but continues through our sanctification until the glorious Second Advent of The Bridegroom. When you come, you will learn what is at the heart of this mysterious alphabet.
Our classes build on each other and are interconnected. Through the Paleo Hebrew Aleph Beith we explore and learn the outline of the Gospel. In this class we will dive into the core of the issues of “sin, self and Satan” – sin all around us, our own selfish inclinations and Satan as the mastermind and originator of rebellion. You will learn about Christ’s two-fold mission to reveal God’s glory (character, image) to us, in order to restore His character in us. Key to this lesson and not to missed, is that the restoration depends on His revelation! Since even the Spirit of God can’t restore our selfish inclination to one of self-sacrifice unless we actively, daily cooperate with Him in this process. Recognizing that we are changed by what we behold, what we think, talk about and to what we are exposed, we will learn where to focus to see God’s glory and how to practice it in our daily lives. This study will start in this school, but will continue throughout our lifetime as we are being changed from one stage of character development to another – from glory to glory.
Our school is not only about health, but also about God. Jesus said, ‘Without Me you can do nothing.’ Nothing with lasting impression is possible without Jesus, but He also inspired Paul to write, ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.’ God’s love is so different than our human love. During our morning devotion class we want to give the opportunity to our students to lead the lesson by preparing a chapter and highlighting the main ideas, opening a discussion group and asking and answering questions. For this course we selected the book COUNTRY LIVING.
This is another class where the students take active role. Just like in Sabbath school class, you will learn how to prepare and deliver a presentation, engage others and even create a though-provoking quiz. The Student-Led Devotional lesson further develops public speaking skills and give us a morning thought for the day that can inspire and elevate us in awareness of a great controversy we all are part of.
In this course you will discover God’s amazing plan for our World, revealed in the book of the prophet Daniel. By studying each chapter you will understand how God led His people in the past and how He wants to lead us today as well in the times of the final events
This class will provide an introduction to greenhouse and field crop farming. At the beginning of each stage, there will be some theory so that students may more easily understand the practical activities.
We are told that: “People need to be taught that drugs do not cure disease. It is true that they sometimes afford present relief, and the patient appears to recover as the result of their use; this is because nature has sufficient vital force to expel the poison and to correct the conditions that caused the disease. Health is recovered in spite of the drug. But in most cases the drug only changes the form and location of the disease. Often the effect of the poison seems to be overcome for a time, but the results remain in the system and work great harm at some later period. ” MH 126.3
On the other hand: “Pure air, sunlight, abstemiousness, rest, exercise, proper diet, the use of water, trust in divine power—these are the true remedies. Every person should have a knowledge of nature’s remedial agencies and how to apply them. It is essential both to understand the principles involved in the treatment of the sick and to have a practical training that will enable one rightly to use this knowledge. ” MH 127.2
Our class about Natural Remedies will seek to follow these inspired instructions.
Teachers: Terri & Ernst
I found the answer to my question ‘Who am I ?’ by doing some personality tests. Following the same approach, the students will also be able to understand themselves, their environment, their family history and future prospects, much better.
During this course you will learn how to create, plan and organize a microscopy project for kids. You will understand how to:
- identify and serve the needs of kids, involving them in various activities
- teach concepts in biology through a variety of games and practical activities
- integrate practical activities into your presentations, to facilitate knowledge acquisition
- create a ‘brand’ for your project to achieve greater visibility and reach a wide audience
- promote your project using different media channels
- organise and plan a project from a financial point of view
Our farming program is addressing two different groups, those who will be here throughout the year and those who come only for the intensive training in the spring time. During these practical activities you will learn the following:
- Those who will work all year round at the farm will have a privilege to see all four seasons in our outdoor gardens and also in the greenhouses. They can experience harvesting of tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, pepper, strawberry, yellow melon, spinach and more. Some of these products we will process for winter preservation.
- Those who come for an 8 weeks course from March to April will have intensive ‘learning-by-doing’ approach where they can see the activities pertaining to spring season. They will work in small groups under supervision of our experienced farmer.
Throughout the 8 meetings of this microscopy project, 16 kids will learn about the components of a microscope, how to use one, and how to prepare different samples. At each meeting there will be an oral presentation and a practical workshop on the main topic of that particular meeting. Topics range from the study of different minerals, vegetables, flower and insects, to microorganisms, human anatomy and other items of interest. At the end of each meeting, every child will have a short public presentation about the item which he studied during that meeting. At the end of the course each child will receive a diploma, an educational album with pictures of the samples studied. Pictures from this project are available on the Ben’s Laboratory Facebook page.
Starting from 2017, Herghelia Mission School in partnership with Herghelia Lifestyle Center, Amicus Romania, SanoVita Company and the Life + Health Magazine began a cooking class project for students. The purpose of this project is for the students to understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and its impact on health and academic outcomes. So far, the project has been run three times, with 25-30 attending a series of 5 or 6 meetings. In order to respond to the needs, five themes with the following titles were planned: Food for brain, Breakfast for students, Food for beauty, Energy boosters, and Party food. On the second and third occasions the participants were exposed to international cuisine from Romania, Czech, the Mediterranean, Asia, France, China, Germany, Kenya, India and America. The hour-long meetings usually began with a presentation on a chosen health topic including the latest scientific data about the theme. It was followed by demonstrations of the preparation of the dishes and ended with tastings. For more information check the promo video.