The EFC’s Pesticide-Free Soil Project (PFSP) staff and interns invite you to join them at Santa Barbara’s Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m., on the Climate Action Stage at Alameda Park. They will be presenting a play about pesticide drift and what you can do about it. This collaborative play was created and will be performed by PFSP interns and youth from both MICOP‘s Tequio youth group and CAUSE. The play educates about the health impacts of pesticides and offers responses to pesticide drift.  It uses a Theater of the Oppressed format that encourages audience participation to build activism. As part of the process, members of the three organizations have collaborated on making the large puppets that are traditional to this art form.

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In collaboration with the Rio School District and participating local organizations, have created a lively video that takes a step-by-step approach to sharing how to organize a compost tea party at your school or in your community. The Compost Tea Party is a collaborative event with the Rio School District and local community organizations that not only takes the first step in moving away from using pesticides on school grounds, but also provides workshops about nature-based climate solutions, addressing both farmworker and family health, soil health, and climate change. The district has earned the California Green School Designation as a direct result of the CTP’s and PFSP’s continuous involvement in climate-resilient policies and programming at the district. 

The 2024 Encampment — nourishing youth activism!

The PFSP was born at the 2019 summer Encampment, out of concern for the pesticide pollution surrounding local schools and its impact on the health of farmworkers and their families. It has thrived as a year-round program in Ventura County. To learn more about this year’s Encampment click here.



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