Eating Local

From the Series Growing Green

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

Have you ever shopped for fruits, vegetables, or meat at a local farmers’ market? Or maybe your family picks up a weekly box of fresh fruits and vegetables grown by local farmers in a community supported agriculture (CSA) program. So what does it mean to eat local, why is it a good idea, and how can you participate in your own community?

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 6
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2016
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2016-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 12.8
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF065000, JNF014000, JNF037020
Dewey 381'.41
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1240
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource



“[A] good series to have on hand to balance textbooks with more conventional approaches. . . . Libraries and schools considering starting gardening or healthy cafeteria food projects will find this series particularly inspiring.”—VOYA

Author: Laura Perdew

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Growing Green

Organic foods, sustainable agriculture, free-range farming, eating local—what do these terms mean? And how are these concepts influencing the way people farm, shop, cook, and eat? Readers will evaluate four “green” agricultural food movements, learn how the movements started, View available downloads →