"Eco" means home from the ancient Greek word Oikos. Literacy means understanding, which includes observing, knowing and designing in an area of education. Eco-literacy thus means understanding our home, Earth.
Becoming eco-literate through Foodweb education means students, teachers and whole communities learn how to interact with our local home environments in meaningful and regenerative ways.
The school food garden is a living laboratory where we discover and explore the processes on which we, and all life on Earth, depend. Gardening and cooking provide opportunities for experience and exploration, but also for the inclusion of science into fun, everyday activities.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) underpin the Foodweb approach to environmental education. We explore, apply and share ecological knowledge using methods and tools from all of these areas. We provide comprehensive unit plans including lessons, recipes and activities for creating an integrated STEAM approach to your school food garden program.