In this eighth-grade humanities lesson, students watch a short video about the 2010 fight by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers for a penny more per pound of tomatoes picked, and read an article that describes where consumer food dollars go in the food system.
This resource, compiled by farmer and Edible Schoolyard Project adviser Wendy Johnson, provides an overview of organizations that advance environmental causes, as well as websites, films, and books that explore ecologically sound growing practices.
In this seventh-grade humanities lesson, students review and practice three cooking methods that they have used in previous kitchen lessons. Students work together to make decisions as to how they will utilize different methods to cook different ingredients.
When choosing ingredients for making a good potting mix or when selecting a potting soil mix that
is already made, check to make sure the ingredients of the mix you choose are organically grown so
that no toxins or chemical sprays are present in the ingredients you are handling.