If you haven't visited the Food Shuttle before, then you might not know how close we are to NC State University. We are right down the road from the University and are extremely thankful for our relationship with students and faculty members! This past semester, NC State students in Dr. Julie Grossman's Community Food Security Scholars class have each dedicated 45 hours to our Farm or Community Gardens. Watch the video below to hear about the semester built around service learning from Dr. Grossman and Allison Hofmann:
Last week the class had a celebration as the semester came to a close and reflected on time spent in the community working alongside Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.
NC State's Vice Chancellor in the Office of Extension, Engagement and Economic Development, James J. Zuiches, attended the event and our Catering With A Cause brought some sumptuous fresh food for everyone to enjoy.
Along with volunteering numerous hours at the Farm or Community Gardens, the students created learning modules. The modules (see picture below) will be helpful for community members and volunteers to independently learn about a variety of garden topics.
Thanks to all the students and Dr. Julie Grossman for a wonderful semester!