On the Road (Episode 1)

FoodCycle

FoodCycle › We believe that all children should have access to sustainable foods in schools. A lunch menu, ...

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Our Mission: FoodCycle is dedicated to the creation of enduring collaborations between small-scale organic farms and Public Schools

Sustainable foods in Public Schools, this is what we’re working hard to accomplish at FoodCycle. We believe that a healthier diet, sourced from seasonal small-scale producers has the power to change the way we think about school lunches and education as a whole. Lunch shouldn’t be a time for students to “tune out” and disconnect from their learning environment. It’s a vital part of the day; and an unparalleled opportunity to connect to place and person while learning that the foods on our lunch trays have a consequence felt in our communities, the local economy and the natural world.

FoodCycle’s aim is to raise money in support of collaborations between local farms and schools by pioneering a self-supported bike ride across the United States in the Spring of 2012.

Cycling approximately 4,500 miles from Maine to California, our riders will stop at small-scale organic farms and public schools along our route, documenting the emergent farm-to-school movement and other programs dedicated to school nutrition reform. We will highlight how these initiatives are impacting students, farmers, the environment and local economies.

We’re hitting the road this Saturday, April 21st and will be sending out regular updates from the road, so stay tuned!

This video originally appeared on FoodCycleUS.com. It is re-posted here with permission of the authors.

THE FILMMAKER: Timothy Hourihan is a multimedia environmental artist, writer and researcher. Timothy actively expresses his work through his various life passions, in search for spiritual oneness and knowledge. (from thourihanphoto.photoshelter.com)

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