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Truck Farmer Shari Brown- bringing more good food and good dirt to the city of Chicago

idea by sydneyweydemeyer
Truck Farmer Shari Brown- bringing more good food and good dirt to the city of Chicago

Website

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www.truckfarmchicago.org

The Idea

Shari Brown co-founded Truck Farm Chicago, a biodiesel pickup truck with a mini-farm planted in its bed used as a tool to connect kids to wellness. Through Shari's innovation and commitment to health, she personally connected over 2,700 Chicago kids to good food during Truck Farm's 2011 tour.

The Specifics

Shari's creativity, drive, and perseverance inspired thousands of kids throughout Chicago in 2011 to make healthy lifestyle choices. As a truck farmer and a friend, Shari's energy and enthusiasm about public health is contagious- every Truck Farm visit is a testament of her desire to get healthy food back on Chicago's streets. $1000 can pay for 4 visits to a single school with a nutrition lesson, a cooking demo, a truck tour, and even a school garden install. $1000 directly connects thirty children to fresh fruits and vegetables, many of which have never tasted a fresh fruit or veggie in their entire lives. $1000 can help combat childhood obesity in a state where 35% of children are overweight or obese.

Discussion
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I think that it

by rod.lucas.71
about 1 year ago | Reply

I think that it

by rod.lucas.71
about 1 year ago | Reply

Truck Farm Chicago and Shari Brown, as well as the rest of the Truck Farm Chicago and Seven Generations Ahead team are doing such awesome work. Thanks to Farmer Sydney for helping to spread the word - and for all you're now doing, too, to help educate and bring enjoyment and good food to people all over. Your impact is widespread and growing! Here's to a wonderful 2012 season!

by Rozan
about 2 years ago | Reply

Brilliant idea! Brilliant effort! Hope you win.

by Papahowl
about 2 years ago | Reply

Debra, thanks for your support and interest in bringing Truck Farm to your school! Check out our website www.truckfarmchicago.org and go to "schedule a visit"- that has all the information you need to bring in truck farm! Can you help us by spreading this campaign on to your networks- can you get 10 of your friends to vote for us?

by sydneyweydemeyer
about 2 years ago | Reply

Thank you to EVERYONE that has voted and commented, we would never have gotten this far without so much support!! We are making awesome progress, almost there! Pass this campaign on to as many people as possible to help spread the word, only two days left!

by sydneyweydemeyer
about 2 years ago | Reply

How can i get this program to come to my school as a community outreach project?

by Debra McGhee
about 2 years ago | Reply

Shari you and your Truck Farm are A M A Z I N G!!!!! You are going to change so many children's lives and I hope that more people will follow in your footsteps!

by malrhensel
about 2 years ago | Reply

Such wonderful work Shari. Amazing. Sending DM love.

by shannonbrunner
about 2 years ago | Reply

Shari is such a great representation of a young professional (from the University of Michigan!) who aims to create lasting, worthwhile change in her community. It would be awesome if this idea was able to multiple into a nationwide trend.

by elizkwilliams
about 2 years ago | Reply

I love trucks and love farming. Thanks for bringing that passion to the city Shari, any kid would be lucky to have you as their mentor!

by Bruceweydemeyer
about 2 years ago | Reply

Truck Farm chicago is making waves not only in Chicago but accross the nation- you are an inspiration Shari! You are doing amazing work- keep spreading the kale wisdom!

by sydneyweydemeyer
about 2 years ago | Reply

Shari does incredible work in Chicago! Keep it up farmer shari, our kids need you in their lives!

by CharlotteKinney
about 2 years ago | Reply

It's true, truck farmer Shari has so much contagious energy! Woo!

by Agarza77
about 2 years ago | Reply

I think Shari's passion, dedication, and perseverance in delivering healthy choices to children who have never been exposed is truly commendable. Understanding these concepts at a young age can help these children throughout their lifetime and help them teach future generations! Congratulations on the work that you are doing. You are taking on one of America's most important healthcare issues head on!

by Asunshine
about 2 years ago | Reply

News spot!!! http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/green/Farm-In-A-Truck-120737674.html

by msunshine
about 2 years ago | Reply

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$1,000
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Submission Began
Thursday, March 01

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Thursday, March 22
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Thursday, March 22

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Thursday, March 29
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Winner Announced
Thursday, March 29

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