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Garden Lesson Plan

Garden Lesson Plan

Essential questions: 
Does eating food grown locally help reduce your carbon footprint?

In this lesson, students will:

  • Learn about the relationship between CO2 production, climate change, and sourcing food locally. The carbon “foodprint” of vegetables and fruits is complex, involving how the food is produced, how it reaches us, and what we do with it.
  • Describe different ways food is produced, transported, and consumed.
  • Evaluate how food locally grown food may have a smaller carbon footprint than food found in the grocery store.
  • Measure their garden’s CO2 offset by using calculations based on the production, transportation and consumption of their food.
  • Measure the amount of food their garden has produced.