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Obama Cabinet Member Visits The Food Project’s Boston Farm

scenes from the Secretary's visit
scenes from the Secretary's visit
President Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, stopped by our West Cottage Farm in Dorchester the other week! She took a tour of TFP’s urban agricultural oasis and visited with 35 of our teens working on the farm. The event highlighted our work under a recent grant from the Boston Public Health Commission and the Centers for Disease Control. We were held up as a national model for obesity prevention in low- income neighborhoods.

The local media did a great job of covering the Secretary’s visit. The Boston Globe captured the mood of the special morning. Check out their article and video, which include the Secretary’s comments, as well as the experiences of some of our youth.

The photos

1. Secretary Sebelius looks on and listens intently as Food Project interns Valerie and Phil speak about their work.

2. Stopping to pick raspberries with tourguides Muller and Eva.

3. The Secretary shares her passion for growing food with TFP youth & staff.

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