> Hi, everyone.
> I'm writing on behalf of Just Food, an organization in NYC that is working
> to build a more sustainable food system (for farmers and consumers),
> particularly -- but not exclusively -- in lower-income communities in our
> area. One of the projects that we are beginning to explore is the
> development of a *high school* program that would focus on the food system
> and sustainable agriculture, specifically in the Northeast and New York
> state. Ideally, we'll be able to create an educational model that will be
> adaptable to other areas.
> Can anyone suggest any materials that would be appropriate for high school
> students? We've often exchanged info on college-level materials, but I
> don't recall anything for younger students.
> Also, could somebody please post this to SAEDNET?
Try Green & Growing's website on sustainable development and agriculture.
Located at http://www.gatewest.net/~green/
It was developed in conjunction with Agriculture Canada and Manitoba,
Environment Canada and Manitoba, Manitoba Education and Training
Curriculum services, McGill University's EAP, and farm and hunger
organizations in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick.
In particular, look at lesson 4 "the real cost of food" and lesson 5
"everything's connected". It was specifically designed for high school
science and social studies.
Also check out the "Cool Stuff" section to find web links to other