Thursday, June 14, 2012

Farm Bus One Step Closer to Reality

Thanks to Whole Foods and its customers
Supt. Bill Kowba, left,
Whole Foods Marketing,
Liz Kahler, Board President
John Lee Evans, Whole
Foods Marketing Ray Kau,
Farm to School Specialist,
Vanessa Zajfen and Food
Services Director Gary Petill.
Whole Foods Markets in Hillcrest and La Jolla presented a check for $10,385.30 to San Diego Unified from their March "Five Percent Day" that supported San Diego Unified's Farm Bus program. Supt. Bill Kowba, Board President John Lee Evans along with Food Services Director Gary Petill and Farm to School Specialist, Vanessa Zajfen accepted the check.

The Farm Bus, a farm built inside a bus, was conceived to expand the 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 Farm Bus’s goal is to inspire healthy eating through interactive learning.

"Additional financing will be required for completion," said Zajfen, "but a big thank you is necessary to Whole Foods Market who stepped up from the beginning to support this project."

For more information about the Farm Bus Project contact Zajfen at or 858-627-7310.