What is urban farming and how can it help address food security?
In this activity you will consider the concept of food security by imagining food insecurity. You will then explore the practice of urban farming as one solution to current and future food security challenges. Finally you will identify a potential site for an urban farm in your area, and create a proposal for this project.
Some kids will be able to work on this activity with minimal support; others will be able to complete it independently.
Ideal for: Upper Secondary
- fresh air
- think and connect
Time required: 40 minutes
Curriculum connections: Geography, Critical and Creative Thinking, Sustainability
- Year 9 Geography: ACHGK063, ACHGK064, ACHGS070, ACHGS071
- Year 8 Geography: ACHGK070, ACHGS079, ACHGS080
Complete lesson for classroom teachers:
2040 – Food Security And Urban Farming – Geography – Years 9 & 10
- Device with internet connection
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