Here’s a coloring page for young people that sets forth some of the principle reasons why we should all be buying organic, locally-grown food as much as possible. To summarize the message: small-scale, local, organic methods of farming produce the healthiest food for both people and planet.
This little page also suggests visually that this kind of farming or gardening (which is based on a respectful and constructive interaction with the world’s diverse ecosystems) tends to generate rewarding, creative, and honorable ways of life – and vibrant communities – for the many humans who are growing and eating the food.
This coloring activity also tries to draw children’s attention (in a positive way) towards the many non-human beings whose very existence is threatened by large scale industrial agriculture. Indeed, such varied and beautiful creatures tend to thrive much better in and near settings where people are growing their foods organically – using traditional gardening and farming practices, permaculture, and / or agroforestry.
Here’s the pdf for this coloring page: Why Buy Organically Grown NOFA-NH