Second event: Teach Out! Engaging our Local Food Cycle

You came to our teach-in last December….Now, come to our: Teach Out! Engaging our Local Food Cycle AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT AND WORK FOR A LOCAL GARDEN Coordinated by the Food Justice Project of the Community Alliance for Global Justice   Second Event! UmojaFest Peace Center and the Danny Woo Garden Saturday, June 27th, 10:00am-5:00pm […]

Lettuce Link’s Fruit Tree Harvest 2009 – information for tree owners

A message from Lettuce Link, a program of Solid Ground: Greetings Fruit Tree Harvest Tree Donors!   As the plums are quickly ripening, it’s time to get organized for Lettuce Link’s fruit tree harvest project for 2009!    The Community Fruit Tree Harvest, a project of Lettuce Link at Solid Ground, connects Seattle residents who have extra […]

Second event in our Monthly Teach-Out Series!

Teach Out! Engaging the Local Food Cycle The first event in our “Teach Out!” series of farm and food site visits was a great success!  With the help of 40 CAGJ volunteers, we planted summer crops that are headed to the Providence Regina Food Bank, cleaned up the open spaces of the Lettuce Link garden […]

Friday June 12, 4:30pm – Join us to PROTEST the Massacre in Peru!

At dawn on Friday, June 5th, 600 Peruvian police in helicopters and on foot opened fire on thousands of peaceful indigenous protestors blocking a road near Bagua in the Peruvian Amazon. Conservative estimates indicate that 60 indigenous and police have been killed.   Police are accused of burning indigenous bodies, throwing them in the river and […]

“Foodportunity” To Connect Seattle’s Vibrant Food Community

Media Contact: Keren Brown Keren Brown Media (425) 614-8399 kerenlovestocook@gmail.com   For Immediate Release:           “Foodportunity” To Connect Seattle’s Vibrant Food Community   Seattle, June 8, 2009:  The inaugural “Foodportunity,” a networking event for Seattle food professionals, will take place July 22, 2009, from 6-9 pm at Palace Ballroom in downtown Seattle.   Tom Douglas, […]

Dozens killed in Peru as indigenous resist takeover of the Amazon

On Friday, June 5th, 2009 over 60 indigenous demonstrators and 20 police officers were killed in the province of Bagua in Peru.  600 police and helicopters fired live rounds of ammunition and tear gas into a peaceful blockade of a road leading into the Amazon and indigenous lands.  Activists and people in the Bagua province […]

Update on the Local Food Action Initiative

For more information about Resolution 31019 see: http://www.seattle.gov/council/conlin/ Or contact: Council President Richard Conlin at Richard.Conlin@seattle.gov or Phyllis Shulman at Phyllis.Shulman@seatt.egov (206) 684-8805 To view the full pdf, click here. The Local Food Action Initiative is a series of actions meant to promote local and regional food sustainability and security. The intent is to improve […]

ACTION ALERT: Launch Campaign to Reform Immigration FOR America‏!

From: El Comité Pro-Reforma Migratoria y Justicia Social [Please forward to your family, friends and allies!] Dear Friend:   We have some big news.   This week, hundreds of allied organizations launched the campaign to Reform Immigration FOR America in cities all throughout the country-from Los Angeles to Atlanta, Miami to Seattle.  Yesterday, a broad coalition […]

Amnesty International on Economic and Food Crises

To view the article, click here. Economic, Food Crises Worsen Human Rights Abuses By Joe DeCapua Washington D.C 28 May 2009 Amnesty International has released its annual report on the state of the world’s human rights and it warns the global economic and food crises are contributing to billions of people suffering from insecurity, injustice […]

ACTION ALERT: Support WSU CRS by TODAY!

News from Tilth Producers of Washington: Please contact Washington State University President Elson Floyd, Provost Warwick Bayly and Dean Daniel Bernardo by May 29th about the proposed elimination of the Department of Community Studies and Rural Sociology (CRS). The Washington State Association of Organic and Sustainable Agricultural Producers May 29,  2009                                                               Dear President Elson Floyd, Provost […]