California Foodways Podcast
Feeding the Trailblazers

“Hard work, low pay, miserable conditions, and more!” That’s the actual motto for the California Conservation Corps, the state program that puts young adults to work outdoors. In Marin County, they have the tough job of building and maintaining world-class trails. I spent a rainy night with the “Cs” to learn about the role food plays for a crew of young people burning thousands of calories a day…and why their menu has barely changed since the 30s.

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