In January 2012, large-scale photographs (some spanning 25 feet in height) were wheatpasted onto the front side of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library building to celebrate the opening of Pima County Public Library's Seed Library. The subject matter of the photos focused on the Youth Farm Project, an initiative of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. The photos were taken by youth participating in Youth Farm Project's Media Crew, who were mentored in photography and digital media by Tucson-based photographer Josh Schachter, opens a new window.
According to project staff:
"The Youth Farm Project, opens a new window is a program of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona that works to engage youth in the food they eat and to foster the consideration of how what they eat affects their health, community, and the planet. The Youth Farm Project works year round with youth from elementary age through high school to address the root causes of hunger and food insecurity through hands on agriculture and farm work, nutrition education, and community involvement."
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