Chapter 10 Food Calendars

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Chart what you eat and where it comes from.

CREDIT: Thanks to Peg Vamosy for this photo of Mana Joana and her students harvesting rice in the Aileu district.

In the United States every school child knows that milk comes from the supermarket, and in fact food in general comes from a box, bag, or can. Fresh fruits and vegetables are also available; heck, most of them are available consistently, month after month, year-round. They’ve got tiny little tags that tell you grudgingly where they’re from, but who cares? Pass the celery! That all this life-giving food was produced on a specific patch of earth somewhere is ...

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