Watch this video clip. Why have these people decided to grow their own food?
- BBC News: Village Grows its own Food [Windows Media Video]
- BBC Bloom: Food Miles [article]
- BBC Food: Food Miles [article]
Ask the pupils to record the food they eat in one day. They then calculate how far each piece of food travelled from production to place of purchase; and add up their total food miles for one day of eating.
Ask pupils to commit to one step they will take to reduce their food miles – this could tie in with schools gardening project.