Ford Motor Company Fund’s new mobility program expands year-round indoor gardening in Detroit and provides an educational platform to teach local youth about nutrition and farming.
Collaborating with Cass Community Social Services, the first part of the Ford Mobile Farm program features an F-150 pickup truck with a garden in the bed that will visit local schools to teach healthy eating habits and provide hands-on learning activities.
Ford Mobile Farm is the brainchild of millennial Ford employees who participated in the 2017 class of Thirty Under 30, a philanthropic leadership program launched by Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford to create a new generation of community-minded employees.
The F-150 will travel to Detroit-area schools where students will learn about growing vegetables from seed, nurturing plants to grow, harvesting food and good nutrition. The children will put plants in the soil, harvest vegetables and taste the produce. Organizers expect to reach 2,250 students this year with the Mobile Farm’s F-150 site visits.
For more information about the Ford Motor Company Fund, visit http://community.ford.com.
For more information about Cass Community Social Services, visit www.casscommunity.org.