Students in our 7th/ 8th grade elective class have been learning about all aspects of the food system--from labor to food access and methods of production to food waste. As we approach each of these topics, students have been asked to use a food justice lens to ask, are these methods equitable and sustainable? In this assignment, students were tasked with envisioning how one area of our food system might be made more equitable and sustainable. Thanks to the students who agreed to let us share their work!
Making farms local and smaller
Making farms more local and small can help climate change in many ways:
Benefits of being local
Not only is it cool to know that the food you cook with is grown locally but it is great for the climate. Local food production would help because there is less transportation involved which would cut down carbon emotions by a lot.
Smaller farms would most likely grow more than one type of crop which is called biodiversity which is very beneficial to the earth.