Garden Organic launches real bread campaign

From spring 2012, the Real Bread Campaign and Garden Organic are saying to children 'Bake Your Lawn' to follow the 'real bread' journey from seed to sandwich in their own gardens.

Between February and early April, teachers and other youth group leaders will be able to order 100g packets of Bake Your Lawn organic wheat seeds from the campaign’s Real Bread Campaign website for £1 (to cover p&p).

From there they can also download the free grow it, mill it, bake it, eat it guide to turning 25g of seed into a 1m2 wheat patch and ultimately a small loaf.  Members of the charity Garden Organic will be able to get hold of seeds as part of the organisation’s Members’ Experiments scheme.

Participants will be encouraged to keep a record of their projects from sowing through to harvest and baking.  Photos and wheat diaries from the first Bake Your Lawn in 2011 can be seen in the events section of the Campaign’s website.

Stephanie Wood, of Bake Your Lawn supporter School Food Matters, said: "School Food Matters wants every child to understand where their food comes from.  What better place to start than bread?  Most children enjoy a slice or two every day and the excellent Real Bread Campaign is helping to make sure they’ll be factory-free tasty slices of home-grown goodness."

Bake Your Lawn upporters include Capital Growth, The Children’s Food Campaign, Eco Schools, FACE (Farming and Countryside Education), Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, The Food For Life Partnership, Learning Through Landscapes, The National Trust, Organic Seed Producers, The Traditional Cornmillers Guild, School Food Matters,  The School Food Trust,  The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (Mills section), and The Soil Association.

The Real Bread Campaign is part of the charity Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming, and funded by the Big Lottery Fund’s Local Food programme and The Sheepdrove Trust. Full details of the Campaign, including how to join, can be found at www.realbreadcampaign.org.


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