FOOD SYSTEM WORKSHOP: “From seeds to market”
(Proposal every school will have to adapt it to its own reality, problems such as climate, space, ...)

The workshop will be divided into four sessions, starting in January, focused on:
- Food system
- Food sovereignty.
- The production model.
- Short-chain marketing channels.
- Local development.
- The way marketing is done.
1st session: Production: work with seeds
- Based on our local healthy eating habits, seeds will be analyzed: size, colour…
- What part of each plant do we consume?
- Discuss the importance of seed conservation and preservation of seeds. Current regulations.
- A germinating one will be set up so that sprouted grains are ready for the next session.
- Set up a school garden tended by students, as well as ideas for small home gardens.
This workshop will focus on the concepts of: agriculture, environment and agrobiodiversity
2nd session: The process of transformation of raw materials
- The fertilized seeds from the previous session will be monitored.
- Sprouts or geminated seeds will be tasted, identifying their flavour and aroma.
- Farmers’ and industrial production of processed food: different marketing models.
- Making a habit of reading labels
The concept of the production model will be examined
3rd session: Visit: marketing of agricultural products.
- Farmers market, small shops and supermarkets of ​​the town center will be visited, following a questionnaire to be filled in.
The purpose of this session is to study the impact of marketing models in the town.
4th session: Talk on the food system.
- This session will examine the elements that make up a local food system
- The concepts of food sovereignty and agroecology in contrast to an industrial food system.
- Students will present their conclusions


School garden Activity at IES LAUDIO BHI

1ST step.

In our school, IES LAUDIO BHI, we have already started to prepare our school garden.

Two helpers from our associated partner “Ekoizpen Urduña” came to school last week to teach us about how to work with seeds: The importance of selecting good seeds, organic ones and not genetically modified ones.

To prepare the seeds bed

we used recycled tubes

from toilet paper rolls.


We learnt that each seed needs to be buried

to a certain deep according to its size.

Then we cut the tubes to prepare

recycled containers for the seeds.


We put some soil inside the tubes

and then, very carefully,

we placed one seed in each tube.

We added some water and

put the containers in our “green house”,

this is,

in the bookshelf

we use for our collection of “realia”

from the mobilities.

Here the temperature is good

and also the light.



Seeds need an average temperature

of 20 degrees,

good light and have to be watered

quite often to keep the humidity.

And in approximately 12/15 days

we would see if we were lucky with them.

Red pepper "pikillo"

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Hot green pepper "Guindilla"


Red pepper "TXoricero"

For this activity we have used seed from different plants: Red pepper, hot green peppers, parsley and a kind of pepper very common in the Basque Country.

2nd step. How to create a "urban garden"

3rd step: Our seeds start germinating


Our seeds have started to germinate.

Here you can see the works

we are doing to prepare a "urban garden"

in our school terrace.

We also visited our local market

where we got some organic plants such

as lettuce, beetroot and











During the last two months of the school year 2015/2016 we started to see the effort of our work in the garden. Lettuce started to grow very fast and we took some of them home to prepare good and healthy salads. Strawberries were also a success as you can see in the pictures. Every day, a different group of students, during the break, visited the grden we have in the roof to water the plants, if necessary and to see how fast the plants were growing up.

We also wanted to grow some of the seed we have worked with during the workshops we did at school, but unfortunately, the harvest time for the peppers is in July and August, and during those months the school is closed for holidays, So, some students took some of the plants home and looked after them at home. It has been a very interesting experience and next school year we want to continue with this activity. We are learning a lot about organic food.

Lettuce after two months

Some aromatic plants: Rosemary, lavender, ...

Delicious Strawberries

Healthy chards, something we should add to our diet.

Erasmus+ Garden

We first built some wooden planters among all of us.
Then, we covered their interior with a cloth, by stapling it to the wood.
After that, we filled them with horse compost, coconut fibre and clay, mixing them well.

We planted the fertile seeds in the land. We planted some red hot chili peppers, parsley, spring onion, strawberries, beetroots, chard, lettuce and some aromatic plants, such as, rosemary and basil.

By last, we watered the land to help the seeds grow.
We repeated this process everyday during two months to make the vegetables grow. In this two month we collected lettuces twice, and once the other stuff.


And here you can see the work done by one of our most talented and involved student in our Erasmus group.

She took some chilly peppers home to look after them during the summer.

She took pictures of the plants every week to see how they grow.

it has been a really enriching experience for her and all of us can learn how to do a really good "laboratory work"

Chilly Peppers
BY: Paula Rodríguez Velasco

First week ~ 15.05.2016

Second week ~ 22.05.2016

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Third week ~ 29.05.2016
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Fourth week ~ 5.06.2016
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Fifth week ~ 12.06.2016
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Sixth week ~ 19.06.2016

Seventh week ~ 26.06.2016

Eighth week ~ 03.07.2016


Ninth week ~ 10.07.2016
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Tenth week ~ 17.07.2016
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Eleventh week ~ 24.07.2016

Twelve week ~ 31.07.2016
Aprox. 12 peppers
Thirteenth week ~ 07.08.2016
Aprox. 22 peppers

Fourteenth week ~ 11.08.2016
--> First Harvest
32 peppers

sixteenth week ~ 26.08.2016
--> Second Harvest , 11 peppers

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nineteenth week ~ 14.09.2016 –
-> Third Harvest
 17 peppers

2nd year of our School Garden (2016/2017)

During this school year we will continue working in the garden we set last year. we will try to grow winter plants, we will learn about these plants, about the process of growing them.

These are some of the pants we are growing this school year during the winter time:

Broad beans
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This last two years we have tryed something new in the erasmus. We have done a garden on the top of our high school. The idea of the garden was to know how the plants were collected and making them grow ecologically. I think that it really worked because most of us were implicated on the project. It´s interesting to see how something that was so small and that seemed that was dead starts growing. For me it wasn´t completely new because we plant a garden in my house, but this has been the first time that i have really worked on it because i have always seen how my dad was working but without helping. I have enjoyed this experience because i like nature so it´s quite good. In my opinion most of my partners are also happy with this idea because at the end of the year we could take a lettuce home(it was very good and fresh).

Before adapting the garden we made some activities to learn how to grow the plants. Some people came to us to explain how was all the proces. And after the explanation we did our own plants.

The next step was to make some conteiners to keep the plants. It was easy to make them.When they were done we filled them with soil and put the smal seeds and plants on them. We planted very different plants for example strawberries, lettuces or onions.Then we went sometimes to water the plants. They all growed very quickly, or at least that´s the way I saw it. Last part is what i liked the most, take the vegetables home. All vegetables growed in an ecological way and they all looked delicius.

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Garlic, tomatoes, potatoes, red pepper from own plants

Seeds we bought: parsly and spinach

Step 1.

First of all we put the soil in the some cups.


Step 2.

Step 2 was to do holes with the finger and then put the seeds in there. And the potato we just put right down in the soil.

And the after that we put tree sticks in each plant so we could now witch plant was witch. And at least we watered the plants so it would grow faster.

We did plant: potatoes, tomato, garlic, apple and pepper.

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Step 3.

The next step in the process was to put the plants near the window so the plants would grow better with the sunlight.

Every plant needs light to grow..and also water.


The results after 2 weeks:

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The results after 3-4 weeks:


In the picture here you can see that we replanted the potatoes becouse they needed more space to grow.

The results after 5 weeks:

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We reaplanted the plant again and we did also put a black paper round the soil to the potatoes so the potateos not turn green. (Like green chips).

What we learnt: We have learnt how seeds grow. We don´t need to buy seeds because we learnt that we can pick out seeds from matured tomatoe and red pepper. This was new for us. We learnt that we could see how fast it grows inside in the window. We had our plants in the windows and it was winter season but still it was sunny. Our windows worked like a green house. We had a week holiday in between and when we came back they had grown a lot. Even without water.

We saw that the plants there we got seeds from a mature vegetables grown better. Bur parsly and spinach didn't grow much and we think it was because you plant them outside on Sweden in end of May so we think that window can have been to warm. Garlic did not grow at all.

Problems: in our school we can´t grow seeds and plants outside because we have no garden jus asphalt. We are also depending on weather. In primary school we had already grown plants and there we learnt about pollution so for us this felt childish. We also wanted to have use for our vegetables. The tomatoes and red pepper matures in July and next week we have summer holiday and all of us leave Norgården for gymnasium. We cant see the result.

In Turkey we showed our work at Prezi. We got questions from our teachers. They told us to discuss in groups but it was difficult with English so we did just our own.


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Organic Farming Activity in our school Garden , Celalettin Topçu Anatolian High school.

We stated a suitable area in our school garden for organic farming. In this field, there has never been used any chemical fertilizer.

First Step...

First , we poured natural fertilizer into the soil. Then we prepared the soil by digging and softening it for planting process. On account of the greatness of the area, we constructed a watering system.


Second Step...

We supplied organic seeds and seedling of which genre are not destroyed. The seeds we planted are tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, aubergines, black eyed peas, squashes, melons, watermelons, beans.

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Third Step...

We planted our seedlings in that area. As the field we worked in is located in the school garden, the sun could enlighten the plants directly and we watered them reqularly.

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Fourth Step...

After two or three weeks our seedlings grew and they flowered in araund a mounth time we carried out this organic garden activity in May, June, July, August, September for 5 months in 2015.


Part II...

Organic Farming Activity in our school Garden (May in 2016)

We stated our farming area in our school garden. We used tractor in order to soften the soil. We added natural manure into the softened land.After that we surrounded the farming field with metal fences to prevent the animals from attacking the seedlings.

This year, we did this activity with all the participant coordinators and the students from The Basque Country ,Sweden,The Netherlands during the mobility to Turkey. Teachers and students of project Partners planted diffirent vegetable seedlings into the planting areas line by line.These seedlings were tomatoes,green peppers,aubergines and beans.The reason why we chose those seedlings was that it was the perfect time for them to grow in terms of the dates and season.

All the students and teachers enjoyed a lot during this activity and it contributed to the sense of solidarity of students also raised awareness about the importance of organic farming.

We will share the growing process of our organic vegetables!

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Presentation about organic farming activity which Turkish students have done during Turkey meeting in May 2016:

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Our seedlings have already been growing!..

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Our Seedlings which we planted altogether during Turkey Meeting,have grown a lot..

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Students ' Comments about the organic farming Activity During the Mobility of Turkey

Some Questions to be discussed:

1.When did you plant seeds? Why did you plant it at that time of year?
2.Which seeds grew fast and which seeds didn't?Do you know ?Why?
3.What are the fruits/vegetables that we can let grow in all of our countries?
4.Why is it important to feed/fertilize the land if you plant the same every year?
5.Can you say something about 'Glasshouses'?
6.How often did you water the plants?
7.Can you explain the diffirence between a fruit and a seed?
8.From which plants do we eat?

Student Comments about the school Garden

Irene BRAVO (THE BASQUE COUNTRY): 1.Spring. Because of the weather.2.Tomatoes grew fast and strawberry didn't.3.Apples,pepper ,tomatoes,potatoes and lettuce.4.Because they will grow better.5.can grow all year.6.once7 .8.the leaves,the roots,the fruits,the seeds

Jonna HANSSON (SWEDEN):1.In the spring,cus it gets warmer and the plants can get sunlight and grow.2.3.tomatoes,cucumbers,garlic,pepper,potatoes4.5.It is supposed to get hot in there so a lot of plants can grow.6.everyday7.a fruit is a seed that have grown.

Beyzanur GÜLSÜN (TURKEY):1.Summer/Spring because of the weather 2.tomatoe grew fast,strawberry slowly3.pepper,tomatoe, it will growbetter.5.can grow all year.6.once7.8.the leaves,the roots,the fruits,the seeds

Mike TELLEKAMP(THE NETHERLANDS):1.In The spring because it have to.2.I don't know3.aubergine,carrot4.5.yes and no 6.everyday 7.seed you need to grow and fruit you can eat.8.the fruits.

Onur TUMUR(TURKEY):1.Summer/Spring, because of the weather. 2.Tometoe grew fast,strawberry and beans slowly3.Apple,pepper,tomatoe, it will grow better5.can grow all time7.8.the leaves,the roots,the fruits,the seeds

LEIRE PEREA BODERO (THE BASQUE COUNTRY):1.In spring because in spring plants grow 2.Lettuce fast and tomatoe slower.3.strawberries6.everyday7.when the seeds grow it turns into fruit.

Ottilia JOHANSSON (SWEDEN):1.One month ago 2.vegetables pepper,potatoes. 3.Cucumber,strawberry.tomatoe,apple,onion4.So the seeds can the plants grow faster.6.2 times a day.

Simone Schilperoort (THE NETHERLANDS):1.Summer/Spring because of the weather.2.tomatoe,pepper, it will grow better.4.can grow all year5.once 6.the leaves,the roots,the fruits,the seeds.

Hasan MARANGOZ(TURKEY):1.Spring because the weather is sunny.8.the fruits.

Ellen BERNTSSON (SWEDEN):1.In may 2-3 months.2.cucumber grow faster than tomatoe.3.olive,tomatoe,cucumber,strawberry,plum it will grow better.5.thay are made so the plants can grow all year even if it is cold outside.6.each two (2) days.7.a fruit is already grown up but the seed is just a seed.

Iraida GONZALEZ (THE BASQUE COUNTRY):1.When good weather comes.We planted them at that time of the year to waqve all the nutrieuts and solar energy needed.3.Apple 4.Because after planting a lot the land looses its nutrients and wake difficult to other plants to grow.5.There are some walls that cover a garden to maintain specific temperature and wet .6.Everyday if needed.7.Seeds come from fruits and for planting fruits you need seeds.8.the leaves ,the fruits

Alazne LARRINAGA (THE BASQUE COUNTRY): 1.In may, because in spring do good weather 2.Vegetables grow faster that fruits 3.Apples,lettuces,peppers,chards...4. Because if you don't fertilize the land it not going to will produced good 5. It serves for the plants have the same climate in all seasons of the year 6.I water its every days 7.The fruit is when already fairly developed and the plant is when its not developed 8. The leaves, the seeds, the plants, the fruits.

Ivan Rodriguez (The Basque Country):1.I don't remember but we plant in spring 2.I don't know.3.lettuce,strawberries,and aromatic plants.4.Because soil put bad and if we don't fertilize the plants don't grow.5.Yesthat are very ecological.6.2 or 3 days a week.7.A fruit in that the seeds convert.8.the leaves:,the fruits,the seeds.

Michael Hoeustra (The Netherlands):1.February for school2.Apple not because first three is needed.3.apple4.Then it grow faster.5.Glasshouses are for plants that do not grow in cold weather.6.everyday 7.a seed is needed to grow a fruit orvegetables.8.spinach,carrot,flower,apple,

Hande ASLAN (Turkey):1.Spring,summer.2.pepper,potatoe,tomatoe,because it is small.3.pepper,potatoe, it will grow it will grow better.5.They are made sothe plants can grow allyear even if it'scool outside.6.each twodays7.a fruit is already grown up but the seed is just a seed.8.tle leaves,the roots,the fruits,the seeds.

Mark BROER (The Netherlands):1.summer/spring2.pepper,potatoe because it is small.3.pepper,potatoe, it will grow better.5.there it is allways hot.6.each two days7.fruit is already grow up and a seed put you in the ground8.the leaves,roots,the fruits,the seeds

Caroline Karlsson(Sweden):1.summer/spring.2.pepper and tomatoe potatoe because it is small.3..pepper,potatoe, it will grow better.5.They are made so the plants can grow all year even if it is cold outside.6.each two days.7.a fruit is alreay grown up but the seed is just a seed.8.the leaves,the roots,the fruits,the seeds.

Rebecca Magnusson(SWEDEN):1.İn the spring,beccause there is a lot of they get new nutrition4.they keep more warmth inside.5.every other day is 7. no8.spices likeparsley carrots threes like apple the seeds pumpkins.

Aitana Ortueta (The Basque Country) spring because plants grow.2.lettuce grew fast but tomatoes didn't.3.Strawberries.4.because plants grow easier5.-6.everyday7.the fruit is what the plant produces.8.-

David Nilsson(Sweden):1.ın february inside.2.potatoe,pepper don't fruits/ vegetablesn are growing faster.5.glasshouses arethe walls that cover some gardens6.everyday7.the fruit is a seed before it grows.8.pepper,carrot,fladen,apple,vete.

Öykü IŞIK(TURKEY)1.summer/spring2.pepper,potatoe,tomatoe, because it is small3.peppe,potatoe, it will grow better.5.they are made so the plants can grow all year even if it is cold outside.6.-7.-8.the leaves,the roots,the fruits,the seeds.

Hinaiarii TETAINANUARII ( French Polynesia) We were not in Turkey but I would like to answer questions as well.
1.We planted our seeds very late in April because here in Tahiti we had a very long and strong rainy season. People say that it 's because of El Nino. So we have to wait that the rain stopped and it was in April.
2. All our seeds grow easily and quickly because the weather is hot here and we watered our seeds every day if it didn't rain.
3.Among the plants we have in our garden, I think that eggplants, lettuce , tomatoes can grow in all the countries of our partnership.
4. If we don't fertilize the land if we plant the same every year, after two or three years nothing will grow.
5.We don't have glasshouses here but I know that in cold countries the plants can grow even if it's cold outside.
6. We watered the plants every day if it didn't rain . Here in Tahiti, it's very hot and the plants need a lot of water every day.
7. You put seeds in the soil in order to have a plant. A fruit is given by a plant and we can eat it when it's big enought.
8.We can eat the grains, the leaves, the fruits, the roots

French Polynesia

School garden activity Lycée AORAI TAHITI

Today, we started our school garden.

We had a lot of difficulties because of the rainy season.

As you know it, we leave in a tropical area and this year, we had a very heavy and long rainy season

due to El Nino phenomenon.That's why we have to wait all that long to start our garden, at last.

First step


Preparation of the soil for our little garden. We put the soil in a special container and we mix it with our school ground.


Then we plant the grains : beans, eggplants, lettuce salad, chinese cabbage and tomatoes.

And finally we watered the garden. If it doesn’t rain, we need to water it. It’s so warm here that the seeds need water every day. We hope it will rain this weekend . If not , we will have to go back to school. We looked at the forecast, and fortunately it must rain Saturday and Sunday.

Look at our video !

Second step

After two week, our vegetables started to grow and after one month we had to move them because they were too big.

And we take them at home in order to take care of our plants during the holidays from June to the middle of August. And we think that in August it will be time to eat them!!!! We are waiting for that .

We enjoyed a lot this activity. We learnt a lot about the importance of organic agriculture .


Third step

After holidays, our vegetables have grown a lot. We decided to eat them . They were delicious. And it was really easy to get them. So we thought that's a good option to have a garden at home and specially an organic garden.



Our start with the school garden.
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Because we have no school garden we started to do the seeds into little boxes.We will add a lot there but this was the first step.

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Making of a kitchen garden: Fase 1.

For the second time we started to make a seeds garden at our school. the first time we had some probl;ems with the photo's so we started again . the seeds we used are :
  1. 1. Lettuce
  2. 2. Tomato
  3. 3. Radish
  4. 4. Cauliflower
  5. 5. Broccoli
  6. 6. Endive
  7. 7. Beans
  8. 8. Carrots
By the high temperature in the class room de seeds growed fast so soon we saw something rising. In a few days we had some result.
Now Simone and some others planted the seeds in other containers so it will grow fast.

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Some are growing faster then the others like the Lettuce. And the Broccoli.