Year Of Food And Farming

The Year Of Food And Farming Logo

Today marks the start of the Year Of Food And Farming in the UK. As the Year Of Food And Farming website states, the Year Of Food And Farming is, “An exciting campaign to help children find out more about the countryside and where their food comes from through memorable, first-hand learning experiences!

The Year runs from September 2007 to July 2008 and during that time, there’ll be exciting opportunities for children to:

  • follow the story from ‘field to fork’
  • explore the importance of food
  • make informed decisions about food and healthy nutrition
  • watch what happens on a real-life farm
  • experience what the countryside can offer
  • learn more about environmental issues linked to food and the countryside.”
  • The Farming Friends website can help to deliver these opportunities to children and schools and this is why Farming Friends has registered it’s support of the campaign and now features on the Year Of Food And Farming Megamap. The Megamap will build up a picture of all the activity that is happening during the Year of Food and Farming. If you are involved in teaching, farming, catering, food production, or horticulture, then you may be able to offer support. So register your support today and help children and schools learn about food and farming.