maine house overwhelmingly backs ‘right to food’ measure that may go before voters
FROM Bangor Daily News FULL ARTICLE HERE by Caitlin Andrews AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted on Tuesday for a proposed amendment to the state Constitution providing “a natural, inherent and unalienable right to food” in a move that could lead to a referendum on the question. The bipartisan bill from Rep. […]
big brother is coming to the farm: the digital takeover of food
If you are one of the many people worrying about our food and where it comes from, you’re not alone! And now there’s a new reason to worry. A silent earthquake is fracturing our food systems. These new cracks are spreading all the way from digital giants in Silicon Valley and Seattle and shadowy asset […]
disparity to parity: balancing the scales
WEBINAR: strategizing to achieve racial justice, curb corporate capture, diversify farming, and steward land & water by updating supply management & fair prices. The divisions between rich and poor, rural and urban, Black and White, landed and landless, Main Street and Wall Street look as wide today in the U.S. as they have ever been. To understand […]
job alert: nuestras raíces hiring for two positions in holyoke, ma
Massachusetts-based organization Nuestras Raíces is currently hiring for two positions at its 30-acre farm site in Holyoke, MA. Nuestras Raíces is a grassroots urban agriculture organization based in Holyoke, MA. Nuestras Raíces’ mission is to create healthy environments, celebrate “agri-culture,” harness our collective energy, and to advance our vision of a just and sustainable future. […]
film: voices from the barrens - native people, blueberries & sovereignty
The Wabanaki People are known as the “People of the Dawnland.” They are an indigenous First Nations people from five nations: The Abenaki, the Maliseet – whose traditional name is Wolastoqiyik, the Mi’kmaq, the Passamaquoddy, and the Penobscot. Their heritage and their lands are within the area that is today know as Maine, New Hampshire and the […]
from disparity to parity for all: equity and land access for all
See the FULL MOVIE HERE or below!
human rights watch film festival, screening of GATHER
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival brings to digital audiences the documentary Gather, this Saturday June 20th! Blurb & description below. "Gather celebrates the fruits of the indigenous food sovereignty movement, profiling innovative changemakers in Native American tribes across North America reclaiming their identities after centuries of physical and cultural genocide. On the Apache reservation, a […]
Native food sovereignty in the face of coronavirus
A "Seeds and Sheep" project in Utah is one of many innovative programs seeking to help Native communities become more food sovereign and self-reliant. A beautiful article from writer Erik Ortiz, As the coronavirus pandemic strains supplies, Native Americans fight food insecurity. Read to discover the initiatives in food and seed sovereignty in Native communities […]
Cultural Conservancy lays groundwork for future intertribal biocultural center
Thank you to Carol Benfell, special reporter to Sonoma West news, for shedding light on the beautiful field of growth in Graton, CA -- where The Cultural Conservancy, lead by CEO Melissa Nelson, will develop a center for food sovereignty and community: "a Native place of refuge and learning". Click here for the full article. […]
save the date: october 17th for the 2017 food sovereignty prize.
The Food Sovereignty Prize honors grassroots organizations who are challenging corporate control of the food system. This years honorees of the ninth annual Food Sovereignty Prize are Zimbabwe Small Holder Organic Farmers’ Forum (ZIMSOFF) ,and the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA). The prize giving ceremony takes place on October 17, 2017 and is streamed live online at 12PM EDST. This […]
sowing the seeds of food sovereignty.
The mission of A Growing Culture is "supporting farmers to reshape the food system" to ensure that the future of agriculture is just, sustainable and supportive of farmers. We are very excited about the wide range of resources they have to support farmers, not least their much anticipated Library for Food Sovereignty. The library, due for release in […]
kale, racial justice, and reclaiming our collective right to the earth
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StygQm6YlwQ] A beautiful walk around Soul Fire Farm with the thoughtful, insightful, and fiercely passionate Leah Penniman. This film was produced by The Next System Project and the Laura Flanders Show, as part of their series on gender, race, and the next system. I'd write more about the farm, but my paraphrasing would never be as powerful […]
brian donahue talk: can new england grow more food?
[vimeo 23705248 w=500 h=375] We are beyond delighted to announce that Brian Donahue, author of Reclaiming the Commons, will be speaking on the Maine Sail Freight Panel in Cambridge on September 2!
food sovereignty & regional resilience panel
Maine Sail Freight Food Sovereignty & Regional Resilience Panel Thursday August 27 // Gulf of Maine Research Institute 350 Commercial St, Portland, ME 5pm – 7pm suggested donation: $10.00/at the door Even if you can’t make it to part of our Community Cargo Loading event during the day, consider attending this exciting panel of Mainers actively building […]
tourism with a wonderful purpose
Food Sovereignty Tours Bolivia Mercado by Shannon Decelle Photography Multiple dates & locations Food First, led by Executive Director Eric Holt-Gimenez, offers a series of Food Sovereignty Tours around the globe. The tours are an opportunity to travel to international destinations to experience local food systems and the food sovereignty movement first-hand. Through one- to two-week […]
help bring food justice to thousands more in the bay area
There is something magical that happens when you first put your hands in soil and plant. Not only are you transforming the land, you're transforming yourself. Unfortunately, there is a lack of land in the Bay Area for people to experience this. But, your support of urban agriculture is part of a revolution. Together, we've […]
food sovereignty e-book!
Towards Food Sovereignty Throughout the world, food providers (such as farmers, pastoralists, forest dwellers, and food workers) and new social movements, rather than academia and think tanks, are the prime movers behind a newly emerging food sovereignty policy framework. At its heart, this alternative policy framework for food and agriculture aims to guarantee and protect […]
the indigenous farming project
Planting Justice in the Owens Valley: the Indigenous Farming Project by May Nguyen of Planting Justice I’ve been working on behalf of Planting Justice with a project called the Indigenous Farming Project (IFP), a tribal agriculture & nutrition pilot program in collaboration with San Francisco artist collective Future Farmers. Inspired by his train travels through the […]