Organic Farming Teacher Resources
What is organic farming? How does it differ from traditional or commercial farming? What are the benefits of organic farming? What are the drawbacks? Farmers Markets and even commercial grocery stores now feature organically grown produce. Lesson Planet provides a full range of education resources that aid young botanists in their study of this rapidly growing field of science.
Establish a context for the study of organic farming with resources that identify the need for a change in farming techniques. A presentation delineates how an expanding population and an increased demand for resources has impacted the environment and requires new approaches. Learners can conduct experiments using sustainable farming techniques, explore why worms are considered a farmer’s best friend, and consider the advantages of vertical farming in an urban environment. The resources model and inform, showing learners that they can be instrumental in developments in agricultural science.