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Farm to Table & Beyond

This curriculum unit is designed to teach science through study of the food system. It investigates two questions—what is the system that gets food from farm to table, and how does this system affect the environment? Students will learn about our complex and highly technological global food system and how the parts of this system interact and influence each other. Lesson plans include a number of hands-on investigations, helpful background information, practical teaching tips, and tools for assessment.


To obtain Farm to Table, visit the Books and Curricula page of the website.

Linking Food and the Environment (LiFE)
Teachers College Columbia University

Developed in cooperation with the National Gardening Association.

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