Saturday, January 21, 2012

Food Education Enrichment and Development

The Food Education Enrichment and Development (F.E.E.D.) Organization is focused on enhancing
the lives of young women between the ages of 18-21 who have aged out of the foster system and
have limited life and employable skills. Through the F.E.E.D. Organization's "Let's Eat" program,
participants will learn how to grow and prepare foods they have farmed themselves (this includes
canning). These young women will also be given the opportunity to become Safe Staff certified
which will enable economic advancement for those who have limited job skills. Health and wellness
workshops will also be held to educate participants and members of the community regarding
nutrition and meal preparation.

During the summer of 2011, F.E.E.D. rented a plot with the Arlington Community Garden. Learning
to grow organically was the first step in moving F.E.E.D. forward. In early September, F.E.E.D.
planted its first round of crops, all from seed! The pole beans are doing great! The sunflowers are
beautiful! The onions are growing! The collards have bloomed!

F.E.E.D. is still in its beginning stages, but wants to be ready to accept participants in the Spring
of 2012. If you have any questions for F.E.E.D. or want to learn more, contact Devon Whitmore at