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Hi, I co-chair an environmental studies enrichment program at my children's elementary school (Lake Grove, Lake Oswego) and we are teaching sustainability this year to our students. Our last lesson for the year is on food. We are trying to educate our children about "food miles" and the use of fossil foods in delivering food to us. We are also trying to set up a school garden and want to use the food we grow for school lunches. did you know that Food miles rose by 15 percent between 1992 and 2002 just in the United States.
Food miles are the measure of the distance a food travels from field to plate.
Agriculture and food now account for nearly 30 percent of goods transported on our roads.
Produce in the U.S. travels, on average, 1300 - 2000 miles from the farm to your plate!
Interesting facts. we are interested in finding out financial and support groups to help us with our school garden. Can you give me any ideas? Thank you, Liane Cabot
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