La Follette School students, faculty, staff and alumni participated in Bike the Barns, a fund-raising for FairShare Community Supported Agriculture Coalition on September 14.
As part of her role as program director for the nonprofit organization, 2011 alum Erika Jones is the organizer of the bicycle tour that features local farms and local food. Started by her classmate Jonny Hunter, founder of the Underground Food Collective, the event supports FairShare’s work to bridge the gap between area farmers and folks who seek a deeper connection to food and community.
“This event not only raises critical funds to support sustainable agriculture, local food and farms, and increasing access to CSA for low income households, it brings together a wide range of supporters to increase awareness about community supported agriculture,” Jones says. “It is wonderful that the ‘Bobs’ came out to enjoy the ride and show their support!”
Student Services Coordinator Mary Treleven volunteered at the event, while others, including professor Rob Meyer, students Sara Eskrich and Drew McDermott, and 2014 alumni Claire Boyce and Brett Halverson rode their bikes.
“It’s great to know there were so many Bobs involved,” McDermott says. “Great work, Erika and the other organizers and volunteers!”
From left: Anna Halverson, Claire Boyce, Molly Simis and Brett Halverson rode together.
Sara Eskrich, second from left, rode with her husband, and her mom and her partner. “It was a fantastic day,”
Eskrich says. “Nice work, Erika and all who helped volunteer!”
Rob Meyer says: “It was and is great to learn of La Follette's footprint in this event. The weather, ride, and food