A
visit to MELA- an agricultural exibition

About
60 primary school children went to the exhibition of agriculture,
food, fishing, forest and gardening

All
the students started for the day excursion at eight in the morning.
They went to Mela by bus. After arriving there they first went round
the exhibition. During their walk they got a lot of information that
could be used for a quiz afterwards. They learned about ecological
agriculture and gardening.

The
main important question is: Where do all the products come from?
Everybody should buy regionally produced food which saves energy for
transport and is good for the environment.

Then
they learned about energy saving and energy production in
agriculture. Many farmers use solar energy panels for energy supply.
There are more and more farms that produce energy from liquid manure.
The most important fact is that they try to use renewable resources.

The
pollution of the environment during the last decades was a result of
the use of fertilizers which were often poisonous. There is a real
change today because the customers force the farmers.

During
their visit the primary school students learned more about dairy
farming. They were also informed about the problems of milk
production. Too many people want to buy cheap milk products and that
makes it hard for the farmers. They also learned how important it is
to treat the resources more carefully which means not to waste food.

All
the little steps help. smiley

It
was a fantastic day for all the kids , learning about farming outside
their classrooms.