Swedish agriculture and forestry is a living learning tool and a fantastic resource. By introducing the English initiative Farmer Time to Sweden, Karin Carlsson, rural developer at Hushållningssällskapet, has created the opportunity for all children and young people to meet the farmer and producer to gain a deeper understanding of how food is produced. Through digital videocalls, children chat with the farmers and share knowledge. Karin Carlsson has, through her passionate interest in children’s learning and passion for our Northern food traditions, managed to build bridges between schoolchildren and farmers with modern technology to communicate, create interest and increase knowledge about how food is processed.
It feels amazing! I am very humbled by the efforts made by everyone in Farmer Time: farmers, teachers and students as well as my colleagues around the country. It is great that our efforts are appreciated, and that knowledge of the initiative is spread. Together we create good relationships and mutual respect between food producers, teachers, children and young people, says Karin Carlsson.