Help Me Change The Way We Feed Ourselves






 HEY FRIENDS/FAMILY/ SUPPORTERS OF GOFUNDME,
 MY NAME IS MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ-REYES AND MY OBJECTIVE IS TO RAISE ENOUGH MONEY FOR ME TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS WONDERFUL  ORGANIZATION CALLED KALU YALA, BASED IN PANAMA. IF I REACH MY GOAL I WILL BE PART OF THE FIRST TEAM OF INTERNS TO STUDY UNDER BRIGITTE DESVAUX IN HER FARM TO TABLE CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM THIS SUMMER. THE PROGRAM REVOLVES AROUND LEARNING THE CULTURE AND ESSENCE OF CENTRAL AMERICAN FOOD,LIVESTOCK,ORGANIC GARDENING, AND WEATHER CONDITIONS REVOLVING AROUND THIS TROPIC REGION. WE WILL LEARN THE TRUE MEANING OF SUSTAINABILITY AND HOW THE FOOD WE EAT IN THE STATES IS BLINDING OUR NATURAL AND CREATIVE RESOURCES. IF WE ALL PAID MORE ATTENTION IN THE FOODS WE BUY,CONSUME, AND GROW WE WOULD ALL BE LIVING VERY LONG AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLES. IM EXCITED TO BE CHOSEN TO PARTICIPATE IN SOMETHING THAT IS RESOURCEFUL AND MEANINGFUL.                                                                                    A SHORT BACKGROUND OF MYSELF, I GREW UP IN THE BAY AREA. RANGING FROM CITIES LIKE SAN FRANCISCO, NOVATO, SAN RAFAEL, SAN PABLO, AND PETALUMA. MY PARENTS WERE BOTH BORN IN EL SALVADOR IN CENTRAL AMERICA SO THIS TRIP MEANS MORE TO ME THAN A COOKING EXPERIENCE. IT GIVES ME A CHANCE TO BETTER UNDERSTAND MY CULTURE, MY ROOTS, AND THE GREAT PEOPLE THAT SURROND THESE BEAUTIFUL PLACES. I WANT TO EXPERIENCE HOW MY PARENTS GREW UP ON A FARM,GROWING AND COOKING EVERYTHING IN THEIR BACK YARD, RAISING LIVESTOCK, AND ENJOYING TIME AWAY FROM THE EVERYDAY DISTRACTIONS THAT DONT ALLOW US TO THINK FREELY AND BE OURSELVES. WITH THIS OPPORTUNITY I WILL NOT ONLY GROW MENTALLY BUT ALSO SPIRITUALLY BEING AROUND PASSIONATE PEOPLE WITH THE SAME IDEAS. I WILL BRING ALL MY LESSONS LEARNED AND EXPERIENCES BACK HOME TO ONE DAY OPERATE MY OWN RESTAURANT THAT PUTS THE FOOD AND CUSTOMER'S HEALTH FIRST. ALSO A PLACE WHICH PROVIDES MORE THAN HALF OF OUR INGREDIENTS FROM OUR OWN FARM. THE COMFORT THAT MY FOOD WILL BRING IS THE ENJOYMENT KNOWING THAT YOU ARE EATING GOOD FOOD THAT IS GOOD FOR YOU.
   THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME IN READING THIS AND WHEN I REACH MY GOAL I HOPE TO TEACH EVERY ONE TO BE AWARE OF THE THINGS WE PUT IN OUR BODIES AND FINDING SOLUTIONS FOR THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO SEE THE LIGHT.
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Organizer

Michael Rod-Rey 
Organizer
San Francisco, CA
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