FoodWhat program teaches nutrition, healthy relationships – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Yvette Ochoa and Prisi Meza-Perez knock out soil clumps as a FoodWhat crew preps beds for planting on the nonprofit’s plot at Live Earth Farm’s Farm Discovery property in Corralitos. FoodWhat is a youth empowerment and meals justice group that engages highschool college students in relationships with land, meals and one another in methods which are grounded in love and rooted in justice. Ochoa and Meza-Perez are amongst 30 youth collaborating in FoodWhat’s 11-week spring program, incomes $18 an hour tilling the soil, studying about meals and vitamin, and constructing wholesome relationships with their cohorts and workers. The FoodWhat crew grows greater than 50 sorts of fruits, greens and flowers every year. Doron Comerchero, who based this system in 2007 says, “There’s loads of therapeutic and loads of private progress that goes on. These are extraordinarily resilient youth, lots of whom come from foster care or have been homeless. Many come from the households of farmworkers. They present up day by day and are constructing a constructive future for us and our neighborhood.” (Shmuel Thaler – Santa Cruz Sentinel)

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