Our World Is in Crisis. Let Us Teach Our Children to Grow Food

They Need a Shot at Emancipation From Capitalist Production and Consumption

We need to teach children to grow food.
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School gardens are not a new concept. When I was a kid in primary school about 30 years ago, we had a school garden in my public school. We were offered voluntary classes where we could learn to grow food.

I didn’t sign up back then, because there was also a computer room, which I found more exciting.

Since then, my perspective has shifted. As a teacher, I now emphasize the importance that children learn to grow their own food. In my previous school, it was a compulsory part of my class curriculum.

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My Name is Alexander Benesch, but it is okay to just address me with Alex. I am from Germany but have spent more than half of my life in Denmark, where I have been teaching special needs students, among many other activities. I write about education and teaching, provide tips for teachers and lesson materials, and blog about educational technology. I also offer my tutoring services via the blog. I am passionate about teaching and I have many thoughts and opinions about pedagogy, education, and social issues. I believe that our education systems need a major revolution to be fit for the challenges that humanity faces in the 21st century. That is why I decided to write about it.

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