Local food is an excellent tool to teach math, history, literacy, science, geography, art and other subjects. Sustain Ontario’s tipsheet series contains ideas, activities, and resources to make it fun and engaging for students to learn about good, healthy, local food. Tipsheet 4 covers a range of topics including: the benefits of engaging students with a school garden, gardening without a garden, funding opportunities for school gardens.
If you like it, be sure to look at the other 5 tipsheets in their 6 part Local Food Literacy in Ontario Schools Series.
#1 - Tips for Teaching Local Food Literacy in the Classroom
#2 - Eating for Local Food Literacy: Tips for Schools
#3 - Cooking Up Local Food Literacy: Tips for Schools
#5 - Embracing Local Food Literacy: Shifting your School Food Culture
#6 - Building Field to Table Connections: Tips for Procuring Local Food in Schools