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Are USDA and White House “Moving on Progressive Food Agenda”?

The food blogosphere is all a-twitter: According to Jim Slama of familyfarmed.org, “Local and sustainable food advocates are smiling these days as signals out of Washington indicate major new support for their efforts. The biggest news…

Technology and Revolutions – the Gates Foundation and African Agriculture: AGRA Watch Short-course

YOU ARE INVITED by Community Alliance for Global Justice to ‘Technology and  Revolutions – the Gates Foundation and African Agriculture’, a short-course presented by AGRA Watch.  Please join us for presentations and facilitated discussions on the…

More Notes from CAGJ December Teach-in

New notes are available now for this Teach-in session: How to Grow your Own Food in an Apartment and Feed Your Worms Too. Thank you to Seattle Tilth for providing these two hand-outs at the session,…

Urban Farmer Will Allen Wins 2008 MacArthur Fellowship

Will Allen, an urban farmer and the founder of Growing Power in Milwaukee, was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2008. The Fellowship is a $500,000 unrestricted grant for individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication…

2009 Farmer Chef Connection

On Monday February 9, 2009, two CAGJ-ers attended the Seattle Chef’s Collaborative Farmer Chef Connection event, held at Herban Feast in SODO. The Farmer Chef Connection was an all-day conference, bringing together regional food producers and buyers for…

Confronting the Food Crisis Teach-in Session Notes

We are very excited to post notes from many of the sessions during our Teach-in, which happened this past December. Thank you to all the volunteer note-takers who compiled this information for us! Click here to…

Tacoma Farmer places 2nd in White House Farmer Nominations

The site http://www.whitehousefarmer.com/ was launched in November 2008 as a forum to follow up on Michael Pollan’s call for a White House Farmer. Pollan suggested the farmer be charged with transforming “five prime south-facing acres of…

Structural Racism and Our Food: Webinar

The Center for Social Inclusion has now made available the “Structural Racism and the Food Systems” presentation from a webinar held in March 2008. Please click here to visit their website and find out more about…

Maya Wiley on Food and Racial Justice

On November 19, 2008, Maya Wiley spoke at the Politics of Food: A Conference on New York’s Next Policy Challenge. Maya spoke on the relationship between our food system – from the farm to the cash…

March 1 CAGJ Benefit at Nectar Lounge!

Sunday March 1st, 7 – 10pm Ruby Shuz & SUPERSONES Come enjoy groovy tunes & good vibes & help CAGJ raise crucial funds for 2009 organizing! Bring your friends!! $7 suggested donation (no one turned away)…