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Pathway to the Plate 

and Beyond


King Middle School, Portland

grade 7, 2019 - 2020


Do YOU know where your food comes from? 

These 7th graders do! In this project based unit they spent months researching the four food "pathways."  They visited a local Maine farm where they gathered eggs and saw a calf being born. They picked apples and weeded garden beds at a community garden, tabulated data on recycling at the local university cafeteria, and studied high tech methods of industrial farming. 

The Side X Side mural that resulted from all this learning is displayed proudly in the school cafeteria...of course!



Mural materials: acrylic paint and permanent marker on birch ply panels


collaborators: Side x SideCumberland County Food Security Council, University of Southern Maine, Northbound Ventures, We Compost It!, Cultivating Community, and Tortilleria Pachanga


grant support: the Lennox Foundation and the  Horizon Foundation


photo credit: Side x Side

Local Sustainable panel lores.jpg
Conv Ind detail lores.jpg
King full mural lores.jpg
waste streams_Kevin.jpg
Waste Hierarchy detail lores.jpg
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