Now in its fourth year, this for-youth, by-youth event will welcome 300 area invited middle and high school students to experience a host of farm and food-related activities. Food What?! student organizers Carina Ramirez and Malik Sessoms hope visitors take away a positive farm experience, a personal connection with organic farming and healthy food, and a new perspective on food justice.
Activities planned for the October 28 event include apple cider pressing, pumpkin carving, apple pie making, and hayrides. One new addition will be a food justice wall to educate students about issues of food justice in our communities and on our local farms. The new “Way Out” workshop shows youth how the choices they make around food, school, and exercise will affect their futures. Organizers hope the event will help youth in our community learn more about making choices for a healthier lifestyle.
This event is organized and led by “Food, What?!” (a project of Life Lab) in close partnership with the Wellness Committee of Santa Cruz City Schools and the UCSC Farm and Garden.
Watch video from last year’s event here.