by MPD
Categories: Causes, Contests, Eats
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In case you’re keeping tabs on all your favorite Ecorazzi writers, this past weekend I took a trip to Martha’s Vineyard to visit a friend and celebrate the beginning of fall. While on the island, I got the chance to spend some time at The Farm Institute where a super friendly staff member gave my friends and I a tour around the farm and taught us a few things about agriculture. What I’m trying to say here is: I think Jewel would be very proud.

You see the Grammy-nominated singer has teamed up with the Campbell Soup Company and the National FFA Organization to launch the Help Grow Your Soup campaign – an effort to encourage America’s youth to participate in agriculture education programs where they learn about the production of food.

Jewel says: “Most people don’t realize that the American farm is one of our most precious national resources,” said Jewel. “As a singer, I travel the world and experience new and exciting traditions. Yet to me, American farming continues to be one of the most valuable. As someone who has deep roots on the farm, I’m proud to support the future of agriculture across America.”

So here’s the deal: starting today, each time you visit HelpGrowYourSoup.com and click on the red barn, Campbell will donate $1 (up to $250,000) to the National FFA Organization to support its educational and sustainability efforts, as well as preserve several barns across the country. So what the heck are you waiting for, people?!! Visit HelpGrowYourSoup.com and click on that red barn!!

via: looktothestars.org