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Biking for Food Justice

Design-Build, Youth Education

The food justice bike trailers were built through the embARC Summer Design Academy at University of California, Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design. Focusing on issues of food security, students collectively built two produce cargo trailers, a farmstand trailer (The Tour de Fruit), and a kitchen island trailer (The Kitchlet) in partnership with the Basic Needs Center, Berkeley Food Institute, and University Health Services. The intention was to promote food justice through improving resource distribution among campus farms and gardens, increasing visibility and accessibility of the food pantry and empowering people with the knowledge of how to cook and eat healthful food.

Role: Design-Build Instructor and Design Lead

Teaching and Fabrication Team: Tonia Sing Chi, Semar Prom, Elizabeth Thorpe, and Klea Bajala

Partners: CED Fabrication Shop, Basic Needs Center