I am the FoodCorps Fellow for Oregon, based at the Oregon Department of Agriculture and I’m working on a special project for one year. As the Oregon FoodCorps Fellow, I will catalyze a Boat to School program in Oregon that may serve as a model for other states. I’m sure you’ve heard of Farm to School. Well this will be similar. Instead of working with vegetables, I’ll be promoting seafood! Over the past two years there have been fledgling efforts in Oregon to get a Boat to School Program going. During my fellowship time I will build on those initial steps and relationships to really launch Boat to School in Oregon.
In the 2012-2013 year, I will model what it takes to bring Oregon seafood into one school district, at least one time. This blog will document this process so that if/when someone decides to implement Boat to School in the future, s/he will have my Fellowship project as a model to work off of. Every person involved in the process this year will be included and his/her input will be recorded in one, easy to access location. Michelle Markesteyn Ratcliffe–Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Farm to School Specialist–will guide me in this process.
“Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the riverbank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book’, thought Alice, ‘without pictures or conversation?’” — Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. In the interest of entertaining you and Alice, I will be sure to post images. This first photo is a great visual explanation of my project.