It’s time to reconsider food.
Did you know that today, 7.3 billion people consume 1.6 times what the earth’s natural resources can supply. If we’re to build a future where people and nature thrive, we need to reconsider the food we eat and how it’s produced! World Food Day is an opportunity to look at the ways we produce and consume food; and we’ve got some fantastic activities to inspire you to grow your own!
1. Learn & Explore
How to grow your own: growing guide
Growing food at home (or at school) is a great activity for young people! Our growing guide was initially developed for schools, but can be used at home and by community groups, and offers practical ideas on what fruit and veg to grow – and on where, when and how to grow them.
2. Get creative
Make a recycled bottle planter!
Plastic bottles can make fantastic hanging planters for your patio, kitchen window or garden. By recycling your plastic bottles, you can begin to grow a wider variety of plants or flowers that will add a touch of colour to your home, school or community centre.
3. Take action
Become a WWF #GreenAmbassador
Green Ambassadors is our flagship young persons programme that enables children (ages 5 – 16) to learn more about the natural world, explore and share their love for it, and feel inspired to safeguard it. We do this by providing a range of FREE interactive and educational resources to both schools and youth groups.
Have you ordered your ‘The Panda Made Me Do It’ badge?
You can also show your support this World Food Day by ordering your very own ‘The Panda Made Me Do It’ badge. You can sew your badge onto a number of items, including blankets, pencil cases and bags.
FOOD GROWING RESOURCES
If you’re a school teacher, you may be interested in our Plant2Plate resources; fantastic curriculum linked activities for Key Stage 1 and 2 that focus on what can be done to produce and consume food in a sustainable way that is less harmful to our shared planet and healthier for us.