The project challenge in sustainable PRACTICES asks students to create a project focused on the sustainability of food and the food system. Ecosystem processes and cycles, the land, water, soil, biodiversity, traditional knowledge, mechanization and technologies are all considerations for sustainable farming practices. Students are challenged to identify and share priorities for sustainability from peer, family or community members interviews or research. Their priorities can be represented as a model or demonstration, or take the form of a video, photo board, infographic, community map, profile or their own project format.  

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sustainable PRACTICES

sustainable PRACTICES asks students to explore the relationship between humans and their environments by examining the characteristics, interactions and flow of energy and materials through agricultural ecosystems. It also provides opportunities for students to look at agricultural mechanization and the development of technology over time and consider how an increased emphasis on sustainability has allowed farmers to produce more food with fewer resources. 

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