15 Aug '11, 9pm

The new program FoodCorps will teach kids, link farms and schools -- wanna sign up?

One of the goals here at Grist is to inspire people to move beyond reading about problems and toward doing something about them. With that in mind, I thought I'd highlight a new anti-obesity initiative launching today designed to place young workers in communities to deliver nutrition education, build and tend school gardens, and implement farm-to-school programs: FoodCorps . Cofounded by Grist contributor Deb Eschmeyer , an organic farmer and former communications director for National Farm to School Network, and Curt Ellis, codirector of the award-winning documentary King Corn , FoodCorps officially gets rolling today . The first cohort of 50 corps members is starting training in Milwaukee, Wis., where they'll get a chance to learn from urban ag pioneer Will Allen at his Growing Power Community Food Center . The trainees will soon fan out to 10 states -- Arkansas, Arizon...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/sustainable-food/2011-08-15-foodcorp...

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