So now for some calculations..............
Using the information provided in the Archibull Program Manual on page 24 we calculated the kilograms consumed per person per day for each of the commodity groups by dividing the Sydney totals by the population for Sydney which is 4 600 000 people. We then used the value per person and multiplied it by our local population of 98 076 people. We also calculated how much produce or animals that equated to.
We also realised that there were commodity groups such as fish and shellfish and synthetic fabrics that were also consumed by our community but we don't have any statistics for these groups so we might try and find out what we can.
There is also the question of how much food do we waste? As a country we waste around 4 million tonnes of food a year which is a terrible amount especially when 1.2 million Australians do not have access to a safe and nutritious food supply!
What it takes to feed and clothe the Shoalhaven community in one day
Kilograms consumed per day in Sydney
Kilograms per person per day
Kilograms for Shoalhaven population
Produce/animals required per person
8,664,032 fruit & vegetables
132770.8 fruit &veges
Meat and Livestock
390,146 dairy cows
5978.7 dairy cows
31543 loaves of bread
8,191,780,822 grains of rice
125533921.2 grains of rice
1,854 bales = 420,858 kilograms
30,000 hectares of land
we have come up with a clever way of representing that on our cow....
|Each of the food groups and the amounts required for the Shoalhaven's daily consumption|
|The team putting the numbers on|
Speaking of Sweetie Meaty Pie................... our last day of term was filled with lots of creativity as we began painting after weeks of planning. Check out the pictures and videos below........
Sweetie Meaty Pie comes to life as Shoalhaven High Archibull team creates artwork
|We are representing the Shoalhaven region on one side of our cow - you can see the coastline and Shoalhaven River and the farming land of the Shoalhaven floodplain|
|Sweetie has an arrow on her head and the word INNOVATION across her horns to represent how Agriculture is moving forwards|
|constructing our farmer|