What are different approaches to local food and agriculture education?

There are a variety of different approaches to educating students about local food and agriculture such as:

  • Curriculum on a variety of topics, such as gardening, plant life cycles, the biology of composting, and more
  • Nutrition and cooking classes, often linked to the seasonal availability of foods
  • Planting an on-site school garden
  • Service learning at local farms, creating hands on learning opportunities for students

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1. As an educator, why should I be interested in local food and agriculture education?
2. What are different approaches to local food and agriculture education?
3. How does local food and agriculture education benefit students?
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