The food miles associated with the food we eat is on the menu at one New Forest school.
Lymington Montessori, an early years school, opened its own farm in 2007 toconnect children with the natural environment and the food they eat.
Children as young as 12 months are involved in sowing, tending, harvesting, preparing and cooking fruit and vegetables from the school's own farm.
It is hoped the farm will eventually help the school become self-sufficient for fruit and vegetables for five months of the year.
It's also a hands-on (literally) way of teaching children about the food we eat and where it comes from. It's also a practical way of explaining the importance of eating locally grown, seaonal fruit and vegetables (rather than eating strawberries from Kenya or tomatoes from Spain in the depths of the British winter).