When you are working with We share a sea it’s a good idea to go on field trips like the children from Amager Fælled School do in the textbook. You could visit an organic farm and a fisherman just as they do, and you may also want to visit a supermarket or a store that sells organic produce.
Before you go on your trip, you must prepare yourselves. Make yourself familiar with the place you are going to and discuss in class what the outcome of your excursion should be. It is a good idea to prepare a sheet of questions for interviews with the farmer, the fisherman or the customers in the store or at the market. You can either use the questions on this page or make your own questions together with your teacher.
1. Visit an organic farm.
Download: Questions to the farmer
2. Visit a fisherman, a fishery auction or a fishmonger.
Download: Questions to the fisherman.
3. Go shopping in a store, at the market or in a farm shop.
Download: Questions in the shop
Visit an organic farm
Visit an organic farm and learn about manure, nutrients, livestock, crop rotation and all the other things the children from Amager Fælled School in Copenhagen examine in the textbook. Stone Farm, which they visit, is a real farm. It is one of three Danish farms, which is part of the BERAS Implementation Project. These farmers have dedicated themselves to develop organic farming methods, so they take even better care of the nutrients than other organic farmers do.
Click to read more about BERAS and find out whether there are demonstration farms in your country.
Visit a fisherman
Visit a fisherman who is fishing in the Baltic Sea. You may be able get on board a fisherhboat to see how the fishermen work. Contact the national fishery board in your country for more information. If it is not possible to go on a boat, you may visit a fish auction or a fishmonger near your school.
Go shopping for organic food
Go shopping and check the supply and labeling of organic products in the local supermarket or other local stores. You can also go to the market and looke for local organic vegetables or you can visit an organic farm shop, if there happens to be one nearby. Before you go shopping, it is a good idea to find out how to know whether a product is organic. Find the EU eco-label online and identify at least one national label, so you can recognize the organic products when you see them.