Our aim is that the children during the process will take part in practical tasks, as they themselves will be responsible for, as well as gaining knowledge concerning cultivation, basal plant physiology and -anatomy and genetic diversity. The children will also document the process and use their newly found knowledge in different creative ways where they challenge all of their five senses.
We have chosen to focus on cereals as these are, despite their rather inconspicuous surface, a large part of our daily food and also are both easy to grow and have a larage både lättodlade och har stort cultural value in our northern latitudes.
Adults kan actively inspire children to dearing taste new raw ingredients and eatables by letting them be a part of the whole process, from cultivation to baking and cooking. As the children participate the foundation for a positive food experience is laid, and a connection to the origin and value of food – insights that will contribute to a more sustainable development for future generations.
Projektet utvecklas av två forskare på NordGen; Karolina Aloisi och Jan Svensson, i samarbete med måltidspedagogen Miljana Vulovic på Hamiltons förskola i Helsingborg.
At NordGen we have a mission to preserve and keep genetic diversity in our nordic cultivated plants. We are also to spread knowledge about why our work is important and relevant to all people; children as well as young people and adults. An important part of NordGens mission is to promote the strategy of the Nordic Council of Ministers which states that “The Nordic countries are to be the best place in the world for children and young people”.