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Supa Fresh Youth Farm: Helping Underserved Teens Learn Invaluable Life Skills

Learning about food and life skills by growing food

Video by Rebecca Gerendasy
June 27, 2012
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“It’s about a group of teens, who may not get opportunities to succeed (for a variety of reasons), learning about food and life skills by growing food. The non-profit has a small farm on a school property and they have field trips to local small farms to expand their education.”

From their YouTube site:

Mia Bartlett, a career specialist with YouthSource, a program of the Oregon Human Development Corp., was walking her dog one day near Tigard. It wandered off, and she found it in what looked like an overgrown garden full of blackberries and rotting trees behind Durham Elementary School. She was struck by the thought that the small quarter-acre plot would be an ideal place for her teenage clients to start a garden.

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July 9, 2012   Comments Off

“Truck Farm” debuts online at Whole Foods Market ‘Do Something Reel’ Film Festival in July


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AUSTIN, Texas (July 2, 2012) Today Whole Foods Market announces “Truck Farm,” will make their debut in July as part of the company’s Do Something Reel Film Festival.

“Truck Farm,” directed by Ian Cheney, explores some of today’s most important agricultural issues. The film will be available to online audiences for one month, beginning July 1, at www.dosomethingreel.com . “Truck Farm” will be available for $4.99.

“Truck Farm,” takes viewers on a journey across New York City exploring the city’s most unconventional urban farms to find out if America’s largest city can learn to feed itself. The film poses important questions about the future of the industry and the path to a truly sustainable future.

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