Food

Community: Video | Nature Works Everywhere

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This video from Nature Works Everywhere shows the impact of community gardens. Community gardens can be helpful tools to empower students to find their own solutions to environmental problems like storm water management and food deserts.

Find a lesson plan here to accompany this video.

Saving Sea Turtles | Ocean Today

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How do you stop turtles from getting caught in fishing nets? The solution is to design a fishing net that allows sea turtles that have been caught accidentally to escape. These turtle excluder devices, or TEDs, consist of a grid of bars in the net that direct turtles toward an opening in the net. TEDs were developed in the 1980s and 1990s and are now required by federal regulations for fishing. Each year, new and improved designs are tested, reducing turtle deaths due to shrimp nets by almost 100 percent. That's really good news for sea turtles!

NOVA scienceNOW | Five Reasons to Eat Insects

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Learn why bugs may be a better source of food for us than cows or chickens in this video from NOVA scienceNOW. See how they are a nutritious and eco-friendly alternative to common livestock. But whether they're delicious or not is a matter of personal taste.

Teachable Moment: Propagation | Fast Forward

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We offer a simple explanation of propagation—a key component of olive and other types of farming.

Teachable Moment: Where Coffee Is Grown | Fast Forward

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Coffee growing requires some geographic luck. This will give you the inside scoop about where coffee can be grown.

Teachable Moment: The Coffee Business | Fast Forward

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The coffee business is BIG business. As you'll see in this Teachable Moment, Jittery Joe's is the third largest coffee company is the extended Atlanta metro area.

Teachable Moment: Climate | Fast Forward

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What makes Georgia so suitable to blueberries? Part of the answer lies in the fact that our geographical location allows for two blueberry crops each season.

Harvesting Rice | America's Heartland

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Rice is an important staple food all over the world. Learn how a special type of aromatic rice is harvested and processed in South Carolina.

Keeping the Farm Going | America's Heartland

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It takes a lot to keep a farm going in the 21st century. Visit Tulmeadow Farm in West Simsbury, Connecticut, to learn how Don Tuller and his family diversify their operations with retail products such as ice cream.

Adopting Sustainable Food Practices

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This video segment adapted from United Tribes Technical College looks at how the traditional subsistence practices of indigenous people were once sustainable, unlike today's lifestyles. Most foods are now produced and transported using methods that can damage the environment and contribute to climate change.

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