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Farm Bus Closer to Reality Thanks to Whole Foods Donation


Thanks to Whole Foods and its customers
Superintendent Bill Kowba, left, Whole Foods Marketing Supervisor Liz Kahler, Board President John Lee Evans, Whole Foods Marketing Ray Kau, Farm to School Specialist Vanessa Zajfen and Food Services Director Gary Petill.
Whole Foods Markets in Hillcrest and La Jolla presented a check for $10,385.30 to San Diego Unified from their March Five Percent Day, an event that supported San Diego Unified's Farm Bus program. Superintendent Bill Kowba, Board President John Lee Evans, Food Services Director Gary Petill and Farm to School Specialist Vanessa Zajfen accepted the check. 

The Farm Bus, a farm built inside a bus, was conceived to expand the Farm to School program by creating a living-learning lab that will travel to schools and teach students about sustainable agriculture and nutrition. The Farm Bus’s goal is to inspire healthy eating through interactive learning.

"Additional financing will be required for completion, but a big thank you is necessary to Whole Foods Market who stepped up from the beginning to support this project," Zafjen said.

For more information about the Farm Bus project, contact Zajfen at or 858-627-7310.