What did you have for breakfast this morning?

A sustainable food system – a bright future and how it is made The above was the topic of a lecture held by Hanna Mattila and Anna Salminen from the Finnish ministry of agriculture and forestry. The lecture was held over Teams for the whole school of Kalevan lukio. The food system to do with…

Plant-based proteins on a plate

We had the opportunity to hear Elli Laukkala talk about her work as the Product Development Manager at Verso Food. She is the person behind the groundbreaking innovations branded as Beanit and Härkis, plant-based protein products made from Nordic Fava beans aka horse beans. Beanit and Härkis very quickly found their place in the supermarket…

German food culture and restaurant sustainability

On Friday 19th and Wednesday 24th of March two groups of German students got a delivery from our local german-style restaurant Plevna to lighten up their homeschool day. During our lesson we had the pleasure to hear about German food culture and the role of sustainability in the brewery pub and restaurant. How does sustainability…

Gone Icefishing

Eating freshwater fish is an environmental act! On February 19th our group went ice fishing at the beautiful outdoor destination Kirskaanniemi in Lempäälä. We were accompanied by our biology teacher Kai Korsu, who introduced us into the arts of ice fishing. Finland is the land of a thousand lakes abundant in fish, which unfortunately does…

South Indian cooking with Geetha and VJ

Today we had the pleasure to cook with Geetha and VJ, who run their own catering service Indian Kitchenette. “This Indian cooking day was so fun! At first i was a little bit scared, because recipes just kept coming and i thought that we would never finish them, but when we started cooking everything calmed…

Indonesian cooking with Annisa

January 20, 2021 Today we had the privilege to start collaborating with Tampere PopUp Cooks when Annisa came to cook a whole Indonesian banquet with us. Nasi Tumpeng is a traditional Indonesian food served at birthdays and other special occasions. It originally comes from the island Java, but today it is cooked on every island….

Vegan cooking with Assu

On 24.11. we had the wonderful opportunity to cook some vegan food with a former student at our school. In between cooking our participants could exchange thoughts with Assu about her vegan lifestyle.

Shiver, shower and chatter

On October 28 we went to the public sauna in Kaukajärvi to get to know each other and plan future activities in the warmth of the sauna. In between, all participants and teachers overcame their hesitation and dipped in the freezing cold water. This lot is made for creating more memorable activities during this project!…

Looking for Mushrooms

On Tuesday, October 6 we had the opportunity to go mushroom hunting with a true guru. Lasse Kosonen knows more than 2000 mushrooms. Despite this we did not strike it rich, but did learn a lot about the amazing world of mushrooms and slime molds. “The weather was rainy but we got a lot of…