Down To Earth: How Kids Help Feed the World

Down To Earth: How Kids Help Feed the World

by Nikki Tate

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Overview

Kids all over the world help collect seeds, weed gardens, milk goats and herd ducks. From a balcony garden with pots of lettuce to a farm with hundreds of cows, kids can pitch in to bring the best and freshest products to their families' tables—and to market. Loaded with accessible information about the many facets of farming, Down to Earth takes a close look at everything from what an egg carton tells you to why genetic diversity matters—even to kids.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459804258
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Series: Orca Footprints Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
Lexile: NC1170L (what's this?)
File size: 16 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nikki Tate is the author of more than 30 books, most of which are for children and teens. Her Footprints title, Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet, received several award nominations and was named by the New York Public Library as one of 2016’s Best 100 Books for Kids. She lives in Canmore, Alberta.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter One: Seeds and Plants
  • Amazing Things in Tiny Packages
  • Giant Seeds with Many Uses
  • Small Seeds, Massive Pumpkins
  • Why Does Genetic Diversity Matter?
  • Planting Seeds Around the World
  • Plants But No Seeds
  • Not Everyone Has a Garden
  • Back to Basics: Staple Crops
  • What’s With the Price Tag?
Chapter Two: Feathered Friends
  • Chickens
  • Ducks
  • Turkeys
  • Pigeons
  • What Do Egg Carton Labels Tell Us?
Chapter Three: Multi-purpose Animals
  • Goats
  • Pigs
  • Cattle
  • Sheep
  • Saving Rare Breeds of Farm Animals
Chapter Four: At Work on a Farm
  • Dogs—Not Just Pets
  • Guardian Geese
  • Home on the Range
  • Getting from Here to There
  • Animals in the Field
  • Worms at Work
  • Bees
  • To Market, To Market
  • Open for Business
Resources
Acknowledgments
Index

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