The Grain Chain

Support your classroom based food work with a visit to the PRINTSHOP exhibition

Tractor with wheat
Grainchain.com has found a fantastic new art exhibition which visually highlights the complex processes involved in growing, harvesting, milling, baking and grinding wheat into breadcrumbs. Food technology or home economics teachers may find that this is an interesting and different opportunity to support their classroom based food work. Art teachers and their classes might also find the exhibition interesting and thought provoking.

Against a backdrop of murals showing industrial wheat processing, artist Belle Benfield’s exhibition, PRINTSHOP includes over 200 handmade printing stamps. Students have the opportunity to get involved by printing shopping lists and supermarket signs. They can familiarise themselves with the processes and machines that go into making breadcrumbs. This exhibition will enable students to reflect on the lengthy processes that go into the production of supermarket foods as we all hunt for the lowest prices.

The exhibition is open every day from 10am to 5pm at The HUB, Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, NG34 7TW until 3 October 2010.

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