A typical carrot has to travel 1,838 miles to reach your table…


If your food earned airline frequent-flier miles, you’d be jetting to Europe for free.

With the construction of the courtyard garden, environmental science did a small part in helping the Food and Nutrition classes stop this absurdity. The raised beds that you visited the first week of school were the results of their hard work. Even though the food is grown locally now, the soil itself still has to be shipped.
Chemical fertilizer is used to enhance soil nutrients; however our garden is an organic garden which precludes the use of chemicals. Compost has been shown to increase yield as well. The garden grant included the purchase of 2 composters which are occasionally used. We have all the equipment we need for a self-sustained garden; however it’s not being used to its fullest potential.

What can we do to solve this local problem?


INITIAL BRAINSTORM QUESTIONS


REASEARCH QUESTIONS (RED)


CONTRACT

In order to help the class reach our goal, I pledge to...
  1. Be patient when listening to everyone’s opinion
  2. Accept failure, don’t give up and be determined to complete your goals
  3. Support your classmates and respect your peers
  4. Participate by asking questions after all directions have been read
  5. Be reliable and do your share of work
  6. Stay on task in groups


SOIL DATA TABLE


TASK LIST FOR 10/9

What needs to be done...
□ Take another look at contract
□ Research highlighted questions on composter. (red)
□ Ask Mrs. Loch and Mrs. Clapp(Green)
□ Research (orange)

What we found out today...

Next time...

TASK LIST FOR 10/11

What needs to be done...
□ more info on compost bins(announcements, flyers)
-brainstorm ideas for how to accomplish tasks within the compost bins(N,P,K)
-Put answers to questions on the wiki
-MAKE SURE ANSWERS ARE CORRECT
What we found out today...

Period 4 Brainstorm* Have competition for compost between the grades
Find out last year’s proposal and reasons it was shot down. Come up with score/point system.
  • Use UDTV to get the information out there.
Next time...

TASK LIST FOR 10/25

What needs to be done...
□ Determine Final Product
□ Clean-up pea plant experiment
What we found out today...
□ Raffle Ideas
E-mail
IDEAS:
  • Eco-week
    • Week leading up to Earth day
    • Designed and run by E.E.C.
  • UDTV segment
    • Now and later
    • Man in the garden
    • NO interviews or boring stuff
    • To be continued skits each episode
    • Devil and angel on shoulders at lunch
Next time... Continue making skit define compost in an entertaining way(new ideas?) and
Define the raffle

TASK LIST FOR 10/26

What needs to be done...
□ Make skit
□ Define raffle
Talk to EEC
Write e-mail
What we found out today...
□ Now and later (man in the garden)
Wrote script
Gift cards prize
Next time... Any more gift card prizes? Continue skit
gift card updates?
weigh compost? - ticket values
finish skits