Strawberry Blast 2010
Youth Empowerment, Health, and Food Justice

On Wednesday May 12th, 200-300 area high school and middle school students will descend on the FoodWhat Farm at UCSC to harvest strawberries and make healthy smoothies, visit the food justice information station, transplant lettuce to take home to grow their own food, and so much more.  While it’s sure to be hours of fun, there’s a serious message at the heart of the event: healthy, fresh, affordable, real food is a right, not a privilege, and it can taste great.

The Strawberry Blast is hosted by the “Food, What?!” Crew (a Project of Life Lab Science Program—a local non-profit organization) in partnership with the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems at UCSC, the Santa Cruz City Schools’ Wellness Committee, and the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.