Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Field Trip to Pie Ranch with Mission High School Students

Hi, this is Case, new summer program assistant with Produce to the People. In my very first week of work I was lucky enough to visit Pie Ranch. Both PttP and Pie Ranch work at Mission High School with the students building and maintaining a food producing garden. It was a great chance to meet the people who have been working to make food growing a part of young people's lives in San Francisco. It was also a good opportunity to get out of the city and onto a well run farm.

During the visit we fed cows, picked strawberries by the handful, collected eggs, and ate delicious meals prepared by Mission High students in Pie Ranch's outdoor kitchen. There were also educational class sessions for the students led by Pie Ranch's farming apprentices. The apprentices devote a year to learning about sustainable agriculture and social justice. I kind of think our two organizations sound like kindred spirits.

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