More than 500 children aged 5 to 12 had the opportunity to learn about food waste through the "Summer on the Farm" program of the American Farm School of Thessaloniki and to learn about principles and values such as volunteerism, social contribution and the importance to protect the environment by reducing food waste at home or school.
Based on the educational material of our "Boroume at School" program, the trainers implemented - among other things - a series of interactive activities aimed at experiential learning and the adoption of good practices to reduce food waste.
Boroume's photographic material was a trigger to open the dialogue about the consumption of "strange" fruits and vegetables. At the same time, the students, after being informed about the value of food and the multiple impact of food waste, quickly progressed from theory to practice through actions of composting materials from the cooking laboratory, as well as utilizing surplus fruits, vegetables and skimmed milk for making jam, sauce and fresh cheese.
We are especially happy that the American Farm School of Thessaloniki implemented its summer program focusing on food waste with the aim of conveying to children the value of food preservation and the need to limit waste at all stages of the supply chain.
Big thumbs up to the students, young and old Food Saving Warriors, who not only actively participated in the activities, but were excited when they realized that many times the solutions to big problems are found in simple and daily deeds.