Thursday, January 20, 2011

Doron Receives the Nextie Award!

Santa Cruz Next awards Doron for his work with Food, What?! as "a trailblazer, an innovator, an inspiration and a local hero making a positive impact in the Santa Cruz community!"
Congratulations Doron and Food, What?!.

The Santa Cruz Good Times features Doron and the three other awardees:

DORON COMERCHERO The Food, What?! founder helps harvest confident teens
“In my twenties, I didn’t know how to grow a tomato.” That’s a surprising admission coming from Doron Comerchero, someone who now spends most of his time on a half-acre farm teaching local teens how to harvest organic fare.
What Comerchero did have in those years after graduating from the University of Michigan was community organizing skills. Having collaborated with urban community gardens in the Bronx at a time when “Mayor Giuliani was trying to bulldoze them,” the 33-year-old founder of Food, What?! knew early on that he wanted to use gardens to plant seeds of teen leadership. Read the full article here

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