Food What?! Partners with LEFDP
This spring Food What?! will run a pilot south county program at Live Earth Farm in Watsonville. This partnership between the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program and Life Lab’s FoodWhat Program will provide better access to the farm-based education and youth empowerment programs for under served youth in South County, an important goal of both organizations.
Watsonville, CA, March 19, 2013 – In early March, students from Pajaro Valley Unified and Watsonville High Schools and The Success Academy will arrive by city bus at Live Earth Farm for their first day of farm-based youth empowerment and hands-on nutrition education as part of the FoodWhat Spring Internship Program. In past seasons students from these schools have traveled to the FoodWhat Farm at Life Lab, located at UCSC. Now the students will get to participate in the same successful program closer to home, in the education fields of the Live Earth Farm Discovery Program. FoodWhat continues to serve mid and north county students at Life Lab the rest of the week.
This partnership will support LEFDP’s mission of helping local under served youth build confidence in learning to be active caretakers of themselves, their community and their environment. In addition, the programs serve to further our mission in providing an arena for teens to participate in our programs. The teens will practice hands on organic farming and cooking skills, learn to make nutritious meals from the food they cultivate, and develop ownership of the process of bringing food from seed to plate.