“In the long view, no nation is any healthier than its children or more prosperous than its farmers.” -President Harry Truman Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Children and adolescents who are obese are more likely to be obese as adults and are therefore …Read More about Why Changing the Conversation About Food Matters
Modern Steader's Soil to Soil Blog
The Edible Learning Lab is an after school program that provides an immersive learning environment for students to explore the seed to table process. Our program goes well beyond farm to table with an intimate look at the deconstructed food production process that begins and ends with healthy soil.
If you would like more information about creating your own Edible Learning Lab, you might find this page helpful.
The Edible Learning Lab – all 274 lessons – are now online! More than 3 years ago, Dave and I sat around a campfire in Sedona painting the broad strokes of what would become the Edible Learning Lab and even then we dreamed of it being available online to teachers all over the world. We …Read More about From Paper to Pixels
Keeping track of your crop rotation plan is a good practice to get into. At Modern Steader we started tracking our crop rotation schedule with a simple Crop Rotation Log to allow us to plan ahead and work efficiently. You can download the PDF of the Crop Rotation Log and fill in the blanks or …Read More about Crop Rotation Log
As you read this post, the Modern Steader Team is putting the finishing touches on the 2017 Edition of the Edible Learning Lab Curriculum. The shiny new edition includes more than 200 new lessons making it easier than ever to bring edible education into your K-12 classroom. And so to ring in the new year, …Read More about Pre-Sale: 2017 Edition of Edible Learning Lab Curriculum
We’ve developed very big, perhaps even lofty, goals for Modern Steader and the Edible Learning Lab. Dave and I have had a “go big or go home” mentality from the very beginning. Our goal is to change food policies in schools. It’s to change how people see and value food. It’s to educate young people …Read More about The Day a Congressional Hopeful Visited the ELL
I woke up this morning and walked to the kitchen. I emptied my coffee grounds into the container where I store them for use in the garden and poured yesterday’s coffee into the garden planter where I grow most of our greens. Yesterday was very warm, and today will be as well so I made …Read More about Edible Learning Lab | Happy Earth Day
It may seem like it’s been quiet around here, but we’ve been very busy at Modern Steader. One of our goals has always been to package the knowledge and information we’ve been consuming in a way that makes it easy for the average beginner to understand. We’ve written blog posts, easy to follow guides, step-by-step …Read More about Introducing the Edible Learning Lab…