Portland Tribune: FoodCorps Builds On Youth “Energy, Idealism and Skills”

Steve Law writes: “Youngsters who get their fingernails dirty by learning to garden are more likely to eat and appreciate fresh vegetables – and less likely to become obese.

That’s the mission of Food Corps, a budding national program taking off in Portland and elsewhere, starting next month.

Much like the Peace Corps and Teach for America, Food Corps aims to harness the energy, idealism and skills of today’s young adults, many of whom are wildly enthusiastic about organic farming and related fields.”

Read the original story in the Portland Tribune.