Showing posts from May, 2021

Baking powder vs. Baking soda

 Hello and welcome to this blog! in my food for this spring term we got to learn about agriculture and how to grow our own plants. Some things we got to during this term were getting to go to uncommon ground. We got to see their beautiful rooftop garden where we learned how they grow their from their roof, and see how they get it to their tables. This term we're learning about cooking and how to make different meals and foods at home. Since food has to do with a lot of measuring it's important that we got to learn how to do different math as well. Some of those things were how to identify different variables. How to add,subtract,multiply, and divide different fractions. We also learned about how different things can cause a spike in our meals, like emulsifying, leaving, and proteins from our prehistoric porridge experiment. We got to learn about how porridge leavens overtime. For this action project I had to make a food but I have to substitute a either a leavening, protein, or

Justice for discriminated farmers - Rbl

Hello my name is RBL. Welcome to this blog! In my spring class Food for Thought, we've been talking about older civilizations and how they've been impacted by slavery. For example, at first many European civilizations grew only certain kinds of agriculture themselves.  They did not know what existed outside of their civilizations. These civilizations began taking voyages where they conquered other indigenous people's lands. We've also learned about different country's slave maps and how they've evolved using google my maps. We researched different civilizations and how they enslaved African people. We learned the history of how food was grown and produced historically and how it is produced today. We took a trip to Uncommon Ground where we learned about a lot of different crops that farmers like to grow. Now it's time for our action project, where we are supposed to make a speech where we explain our claim about a specific SDG in SDG 2. After making our deci

The farming experience

 Hello this is Rbl and in this blog I'm going to tell you all about my trip to the your bountiful harvest farm. It's located  9000 S. Mackinaw Avenue, Chicago, Illinois where many people work hard to help grow different crops for the later seasons. My Mom is good friends with one of the leaders of the farm so I get to go there every now and then. They grow tomatoes, eggplant, and a lot of other healthy foods. One way we try to support them is from their summer veggie box. For every month in summer if you pay money for it you get a assorted basket full of all kinds of healthy veggies. They were really good the last time my mom got some and she still keeps some of them in our freezer from last years boxes. Overall it was a great experience and you should go support some of our local farms too. Thanks for viewing and have a good day 

3 soils 3 seeds and window gardening

In this term in Food, we’ve been learning about farming, planting, and the production of food. We’ve also been reading about Fukuoka, a Japanese farmer who had a different mind about planting his crops compared to us modern day farmers. I agree with most of his ideas in " Four Principles of Natural Farming" , but one that doesn't make a lot of sense to me is not having a fertilizer because I feel like when growing you should have at least something to protect your plants. Even though this is true I can relate with The first is principle that being no cultivation because there's no plowing or turning of the  soil because you can't really do that in a small container. For centuries, farmers have assumed We also watched a video about Ron Finley, a guerrilla gardener who planted his own gardens.One thing that he said is that, "can become a planter or gardener". I think when people will be planting in the future they should try to use symbiotic planting with