While 1to1 Movement has participated in past EarthFair events (produced by San Diego EarthWorks), our involvement in 2016 was particularly special, and marked an important milestone for STACKED: A Mobile Learning Farm.
For over a year, we’ve been working on bringing the vision of a mobile learning farm to reality. At EarthFair on April 17, the double-decker bus was unveiled, with a custom-designed wrap on the outside thanks to Wrap City Inc. From 10:00 – 5:00, many hundreds of fair-goers toured the bus, made seed bombs, and connected with the organization.
In the early afternoon, we hosted a dedication for the program, MC’d by Development Director Nate Bernitz. Featured speakers included:
With close to one hundred onlookers, all the partners joined together to cut a ribbon – made out of trash bags collected through the AWAY Project – to cap off the dedication. Each partner was given an heirloom and organic tomato start, grown locally by supporters Jeff Glazer, and Lisa Braun-Glazer.
Ylfa Muindi, our Education Programs Manager, staffed a seed-bomb table throughout the day, while Jonathan Zaidman gave tours of the bus. We were also helped by upwards of 15 volunteers, who helped make the day possible in every way imaginable. Coffee and non-dairy milk was generously provided for our volunteers by Kaffee Meister.
To make the seed bombs, we used clay donated by San Diego City College, compost donated by San Pasqual Valley Soils, and untreated seeds donated by San Diego Seed Company & Renee’s Garden. People of all ages made seed bombs to take home and plant in their gardens, windowsill planters, or wherever they could grow herbs and vegetables. We wrapped them up in newspaper so they could make it home intact.
During the day, we were also interviewed by several news outlets, including CW6, photographed by DrewFoto, and recorded on video by Moostache Films. We’re appreciative of everyone who is helping tell the story of STACKED, and ultimately, get more San Diegans engaged with growing and eating real food.
All in all, EarthFair 2016 was a special day we won’t soon forget. We met so many new friends, and ended the long wait of all our supporters to see the bus.
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