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Food corps

(article, Culinate staff)

"Imagine AmeriCorps service members building and tending school gardens and developing Farm to School programs for public schools around the country," reads the opening line on the homepage of FoodCorps, a new startup under the AmeriCorps umbrella. Once underway in 2011, the program will "recruit young adults for a yearlong term of public service in school food systems." They'll grow veggies, encourage local farmers, and maybe stave off some of the problems of our current "obesity generation." At least, that's the hope.