Essential Questions from a Global Perspective
I am so excited to see Lisa Hootman’s Farm to School project evolve and grow. What a great opportunity for our school and community to provide locally grown, healthy produce that we can all benefit from. In addition to the many benefits of fresh, whole foods, local farming is one of those hands-on activities that promotes community building and interdisciplinary learning.
I’m in the process of creating a resource page to support our community gardens; in the interim, I thought I would share the following report titled, “The top 100 questions of importance to the future of global agriculture,” that was published in The International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability (2010). This report presents essential questions from a global perspective while, at the same time, highlighting the importance of local farming.
The questions presented in this research are current, engaging and great starting points for interdisciplinary teaching and learning in all content areas.
You can access the report in full text here.
See Lisa’s presentation here.