The Photo-of-the-Month shares a moment, highlight, or story to offer connection to the experiences at "Food, What?!"
march: come rain or shine…
Happy Spring, FoodWhat Family!
february: Drum roll, please…
Farm and Culinary Manager David Antonio Robles is a farmer, activist, and artist who loves to use his skills to cultivate community and resilience among youth. As the grandchild of migrant farmworkers, David's farming roots run deep. He recognizes the power that food has to connect the individual to their culture, their community, and their environment and hopes to guide young people through that process. During his time as an undergrad, David started working for the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) where he began to understand the responsibilities of land stewardship and its connection with the health and resilience of his community. David comes to FoodWhat from the CASFS Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture as a 2nd year in the Farm Garden. He attended UCSC where he earned his Bachelor's Degree in History with a concentration on Social Movements in the Americas.
Programs Manager Lupita Sanchez joins our team as a local community activist, trauma-informed youth advocate and mentor dedicated to radical education. Born and raised in Watsonville, Lupita has 8+ years working closely with community organizers. She has a deep and personal connection to those she serves. Lupita’s capacity to create and inspire change lends itself well to this work (so does her contagious laughter). Her background as a high school Ethnic Studies teacher, certified counselor for youth survivors, and community organizer informs her ability to support youth in a unique way. She has a passion for applied theater, grassroots organizing and transforming communities through youth leadership, creativity, and collective action. She holds a BA in Education and Theater Arts from UCSC and Auckland University, NZ.
January: Standing ovation from a conference of 1600
Click on this photo for video of the FoodWhat crew accepting this significant award and to hear Doron’s remarks.
Click on this photo to hear Uriel’s words from the heart.
Irene, Uriel, Migé and Eustolia leading a workshop at the EcoFarm Conference on youth agency, empowerment and wellness.
January: Warmest Wishes for a Healthy and Inspiring 2019!