Earth stewardship

Beliefs about environment and responsibility across faiths, history and cultures; one planet farming


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Ecosystem Services: A Primer Ecosystem Services: A Primer

Provides a good introduction to ecosystem services. In addition to offering numerous links to other resources, the site also provides lesson plans appropriate for KS3-4.
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Ethnobotany: Patterns in Relationships Ethnobotany: Patterns in Relationships

Looks at the relationship between people and plants based on the cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples of British Columbia. Modules include First Nation's philosophy of the earth and life, food and native plants (some of which are ideal forest garden plants).

Eléne Pevec; Evergreen, KS2-3

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Rogers Mushrooms Rogers Mushrooms

Roger's twenty-year study makes this site the most complete collection of photographs and mushroom information from both sides of the Atlantic ever assembled. We already have over 3000 images on our site to help you identify and learn more about the mushrooms of Europe and North America!

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Rogers Trees and Shrubs Rogers Trees and Shrubs

Rogers Plants Limited was formed in 2001 with the avowed aim of becoming the foremost plant illustration site in the world. The first site, Roses was launched in July 2001 featuring over 6,000 pictures, the second, Mushrooms was launched in September 2004 it features some 3,500 mushroom photographs. The third site Trees and Shrubs was launched in April 2008 featuring over 9,000 pictures.

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The Great Plant Hunt The Great Plant Hunt

The United Nations has declared 2010 as International Year of Biodiversity. The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (UK) has produced a new biodiversity webpage and 'Thinking Walk' activity suitable for KS1-2 as part of 'The Great Plant Hunt' to help children discover and understand biodiversity. This is a good introduction to the importance of 'eco-system services' to sustaining human life.
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Did you know?

My wild ancestors originated in Afghanistan over 3000 years ago

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I originated in the South American Andes mountains

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I originated in Southern Europe and Western Asia around 2000 BC ago

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I am part of the rose family and native to Central Asia.

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I am the world’s most important salad plant.

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I come from the Andes Mountains and was first cultivated about 7,000 years ago.

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I originated in South and Central Asia dating back to 3500 BC.

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Scientists are unsure whether I originated in Central Asia, Ethiopia or the Mediterranean.

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I originated in Central and South America

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My wild ancestors are fond throughout Asia and Europe.

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I am a delicious fruit, native to Eastern Asia, with wide culinary and medicinal uses.

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I originated in Persia (modern day Iran) and spread to China around 600AD.

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My small wild ancestors are found in temperate areas all over the Old World.

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I am native to the Central Americas and was first domesticated in Mexico, by at least 2600 BC.

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I am native to the Americas and was cultivated by the Aztecs as early as 700 AD.

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