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Learning about the land:

Celebrity Chef Matt Moran has endorsed an Australian-first approach to education with the inclusion of Landcare in the Curriculum.
By Motherpedia
Date: January 20 2015
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Landcare Australia and the Primary Industries Education Foundation have produced an Australian first with the launch of Landcare resources for the Australian Curriculum.

The curriculum resources include full lesson plans comprising engaging and easy-to-understand teaching and learning sequences in time for the 2015 school year, initially aimed at primary schools.

“Ensuring kids learn these skills of caring for our natural environment at a young age will help all of us into the future,” said Landcare CEO Tessa Jakszewicz.

“An awareness of Landcare might start in the vegie patch or through planting trees and weeding but it can encompass a broad cross-section of issues and skills like mathematics, science and building communities.”

PIEF CEO Ben Stockwin said that although many schools have a vegie patch, knowing what to do with it hasn’t been translated into the classroom.

“We’re extremely excited to see Landcare in the Curriculum for the first time. The resources can be used by schools new to landcaring as well as those who are already green thumbs.”

Renowned chef and restaurateur Matt Moran said there is a growing interest in food and where it comes from.

“Food is not only a great source of pleasure but a great conversation starter too and through gardens and dining experiences it’s a great way of building communities. 

“I think educating kids about food and its journey from the farm to the kitchen is a really positive thing – getting kids to think about how we can sustainably grow and enjoy the produce we all rely on and will continue to rely on into the future is an educational and really rewarding experience."

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