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Sow What?

What makes a real happy meal? You'll find out as you explore food issues, scope out your own "food print," and even try out some tasty recipes. You may get some ideas for career choices, too!

This is a 10-session Journey, but could be modified to fit your troop’s needs.

Field Trip Ideas and More...

  • Local farmers or farmers markets
  • Local Slow Food groups
  • Volunteer at a local food bank
  • American Royal
  • National Ag Hall of Fame


 Community Partners

  • Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center
    • Senior

      The Discovery Center is a great place for Senior’s to visit as they work their way through Sow What? The facility offers a seed library and has a wide variety of native plants. Come learn the art of seed saving.

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  • Artcetera
    • Senior

      Seniors will plant decorative gourds, grow, harvest and dry them to transform them into an art project.

      Date: VARIES
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  • Natural Grocers
    • DaisyBrownieSenior

       If your Daisy Girl Scouts are working on Between Earth and Sky, come to Natural Grocers for our Food Jungle course which focuses on food quality and how what we choose to eat can be environmentally friendly or not-so-friendly food.We will compare conventional to organic foods and try to match pictures of food with where it came from.

      Date: VARIES
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  • Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
    • SeniorAmbassador

      ​ Learn how to attract butterflies and others that help your garden come alive. Plant it and they will come.

      Time: July 13, 7:00 - 8:00 pm. & August 17, 7:00 - 8:00 pm.


GSUSA’s website
Pinterest Board
with additional ideas
2-page summary of this Journey

Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings 
  • Prepare the recipes listed in the book
  • Have a progressive dinner or dinner around the world
  • Plant your own vegetable garden
  • Visit a harvest or harvest festival
  • Learn about local or national associations that lobby for farmers like the
  • Cattlemen’s Association

Helpful Hints
  • Each girl should have a copy of the Journey book    
  • The green boxes throughout the Facilitator Guide have great additional programming options