Episode 512: Farm to Fork to Fuel

Original Airdate: 
Monday, May 19, 2014 - Sunday, May 25, 2014
Next Airdate: 
Monday, September 1, 2014 - Sunday, September 7, 2014

Eco Company follows students into class. But it's not your average class! This ones on wheels…18 of them! And they're learning how to cook! It's Chef Jamie Oliver's Big Rig Teaching Kitchen and the meals are all good for you. See what's on the menu today!

Then. Riley visits a facility using leftover food and other green waste to generate electricity! And it's more than just that. At UC Davis, produce grown on the student farm is used in the student cafeterias, where leftovers and scraps are collected and sent to a new, high tech biodigester that uses it to create electricity for the campus. But it doesn't stop there! The waste bi-prodict from the biodigester is utilized to make fertilizer and compost for farms. That's what we call farm to fork to fuel to farm!

Lastly Miles meets up with three sisters who have not let their age be a barrier to making a difference in the world. From forming the Earth Savers Club For Kids to raising money for what will be the first LEED certified orphanage in the world being built in earthquake-ravaged Haiti, they are using their entrepreneurial spirit and musical talents to help people in need.