The end o’ the tomatoes & The many miles of spaghetti sauce

The tomatoes are winding down- what an amazing harvest this year. But onward! Calculating the distance food travels is a great science & math activity. It gives us an idea of how small choices can have big impacts, especially over large amounts of time. This activity of listing the ingredients in pasta sauce and coming up with a mileage amount really shows how corrupt and unsustainable our food system is. To top it off, we made Orca spaghetti sauce and the idea really hit home. Local food is better for us and the environment.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: