How can we as CMS students demonstrate how to solve food challenges in our local and global communities?
In science we did a radish experiment for our PBL project. We planted radishes in a 4*4*3-inch pots, in groups of two or three. My group's radish was put under a blue light. Even though the majority of plants died, the ones under blue and red light grew the best. We planted these radishes to get a feel for what it's actually like to plant something and how hard it can actually be.
Challenges for Growing the Radishes
It is actually very difficult to plant food. We ran into many problems and, at most times, we did not know how to solve them. Some challenges were how much we would water our plant or how often we would water it. For my project, I used Ethiopia as an example for a place to grow food. Ethiopia is in the African Savanna, so the challenges there would be much greater, such as too much sun or not enough rain. My group's radish ended up dying in the end.
Millet is one of the many crops that grow in the Ethiopian Savanna. I chose it because it takes the least amount of time to grow, and you could easily make it into porridge. The millet only takes about 2 months to grow.
Sorghum is another crop that grows well in the savanna but I want to leave pictures of the actual meal, not the sorghum. The sorghum takes about 3-4 months to grow fully.
The barley used to make this meal was another crop grown in Ethiopia. The barley takes about 3-4 months to grow fully.
The wheat used to make this meal was also a crop planted in Ethiopia. The wheat takes about 4 months to grow fully.