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community activist

How a garden can help grow healthy kids and reduce obesity | Erin Guerricabeitia | TEDxBoise

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A passionate mother and community activist, Erin Guerricabeitia is a driving force in the sustainable gardening movement in Boise. As Executive Director of the non-profit Boise Urban Garden School (“BUGS”), a program of the city of Boise. Erin oversees eight city-based community gardens, and the education of countless area kids and adults. As a mother, Erin knows the lengths parents will go to keep their children protected, and how a garden can protect kids from the health risks of obesity. A Boise native, Erin Guerricabeitia has a 10-year history working in the Boise non-profit field. Erin is dedicated to the local sustainable food movement, and to working with youth to broaden their knowledge of health and nutrition through organic gardening. As the Executive Director of Boise Urban Garden School, she’s worked with thousands of youth in the Boise community to help them understand where food comes from, and why it matters. When not working in the garden, Erin spends her time with her two daughters, step-son, and husband, in the kitchen whipping up culinary delights, or enjoying time with her extended family and friends. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx