This summer we were thrilled to welcome youth back to in-person programming on the farm for our Food Internship Program (FIP). Youth harvested hundreds of pounds of produce and participated in workshops that featured skills practice in areas such as public speaking and cooking, along with opportunities to expand their view of food justice. As we celebrate the vulnerability, tenacity, and enthusiasm of these youth we also want to say thank you to the folks at The Nobelity Project for sponsoring two FIP interns participating in the program this summer.Based in Austin The Nobelity Project addresses issues of global education and the environment. Filmmakers by trade, in 2005 Turk and Christy Pipkin shifted their focus from commercial projects to documentaries engaging Nobel Laureates and other global leaders exploring potential solutions to challenges facing us all. Whether they are jump-starting college careers of high school scholars in Kenya or conserving monarch butterfly refuges in Mexico, the Nobelity team believes that even seemingly small causes can have great impact. After seeing the way they partner with communities across the globe, we especially appreciate their local focus supporting Urban Roots youth as they learn to grow food and donate it to our hunger relief partner organizations.
We thank these fellow change-makers for supporting Farm Internship Program youth as they work not only to grow food for those in Austin that need it most, but to grow themselves as leaders of their own lives and in their communities.
To learn more about the work The Nobelity Project does at home and around the world, or to watch their documentaries, go to www.nobelity.org.