Thunder Bay students learn farming from the Pizza Project
A cheesy tradition introduces students to agriculture
Grade 3 students from Thunder Bay are learning where all the ingredients for pizza come from at the annual Pizza Project Wednesday and Thursday at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition.
It's a tradition for Marian Benka, the honourary director of the CLE, who has been running the annual event for 24 years.
It's an important way to educate students and bring the farm to the city, she said.
"They have to know that there are a lot of things that go into [pizza] before they can get it," Benka said.
Benka expects more than 600 children to attend this year's two day event.
Students go through eight stations to learn about agriculture, including dairy, sausage, vegetables, machinery and nutrition.
Along the way they plant their very own tomato plant to take home, and at the end they get to savour a hot a slice of pizza.
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