Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bus Farm Rolling Onto Completion Thanks to Whole Foods

Artists concept
 Artists' concept of the Bus Farm.
Interior concept
The San Diego Unified School District’s innovative new Bus Farm project is gaining momentum thanks to Whole Foods Markets in Hillcrest and La Jolla. The stores will donate 5 percent of their net sales on Wednesday, March 21, to support the new Bus Farm.

Events at the 5 Percent Day will include student art displays and professional designers’ visions of the Bus Farm, chefs creating dishes using fresh local produce, and blender bike powered smoothie samples.

The Hillcrest store will feature its Metro Chef Dennis Horton and South Park’s Alchemy chef Ricardo Heredia working with aspiring student chefs. At the La Jolla store, Kari Rich, chef of the Food Farm food truck will dish up her creations to support the event.

The Bus Farm, a farm built inside a bus, was conceived to expand San Diego Unified's Farm to School program by creating a living-learning lab that will travel to schools and engage students in concepts of sustainable agriculture and nutrition. The Bus Farm’s goal is to inspire healthy eating through interactive learning.

Bus Farm activities will take place from 2-6 p.m. at the Hillcrest store, 711 University Avenue, and from 4-7 p.m. at the La Jolla store, 8825 Villa La Jolla Drive.

For more information email Vanessa Zajfen, Farm to School Specialist at