US Food Environment Atlas

See below for information about a new US Food Environment Atlas, created to gather and present statistical information on access to food in the US. From the USDA Food Environment Atlas website: The U.S. Food Environment Atlas Food environment factors—such as store/restaurant proximity, food prices, food and nutrition assistance programs, and community characteristics—interact to influence food […]

Alley Cat Acres

Check out this new project breaking ground in Beacon Hill: ALLEYCAT ACRES, among a handful of urban-farming efforts in the Seattle area, hopes to turn bits of unused land into food sources for low-income residents. More information at:

From the Grassroots: Reports from Kenya & Uganda on Food Sovereignty, Agricultural Development and the Gates Foundation

CAGJ Report-back from Kenya & Uganda! Saturday, March 27, 6:30 – 9:00 PM Hidmo Eritrean Restaurant, 2000 S Jackson St. Seattle, 98144 Come to hear from Kenyan Farmer & Community Organizer Joshua Machinga, Director of Common Ground in Kenya, and Heather English Day, CAGJ’s Director, who will report back on travels to Kenya and Uganda, […]

Mining and Indigenous Rights – The Struggle for Self-Determination in Central America

A panel discussion featuring Guatemalan indigenous community leader Pascual Bernabe Velásquez Assembly of Huehuetenango in Defense of Natural Resources Friday, March 5, 2010 | 6:30 – 8:30pm Ethnic Cultural Center at the UW 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Black Room FREE EVENT Maya-Q’anjob’al women vote to express their opposition to mining  in a community consultation in […]

Our Food, Our Right Publication Party this Friday!!

Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice Publication Party Date: February 26 7-10 pm Location: Hidmo 2000 S Jackson St. Seattle, 98144 The Food Justice Project of the Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) recently published their first food justice resource guide and recipe book, Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice. The […]

Via Campesina Call to Action: Say ‘No!’ to Corporate Control of Agriculture and Food!

From the Via Campesina website, head there to find out more! 17 April 2010 – Join the International Day of Peasant Struggle To commemorate the International Day of Peasant Struggle on April 17th 2010, the international peasant movement La Via Campesina calls upon member organisations, allies and supporters to unite against transnational corporations (TNCs), which […]

Seed Swap and Sale this Weekend at S Seattle Community College!

Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle’s Seed Swap N’Sale in West Seattle this Saturday, February 20th. South Seattle Community College: North Entrance 1-4PM   More info at Seed list at   All seed packets 75 cents.  Get there early for the best selection.  SSCC Garden Shop will be open with early starts, as well. […]

“A Chemical Reaction” Film Screening 2/20/2010

On February 20th, 2010, the Coalition of Organic Landscape Professionals (COOL) and Seattle Tilth will be hosting a movie screening for the new documentary called “A Chemical Reaction.” More about the movie and its trailer can be seen here: This will be a fun educational event, with Paul Tukey from the movie as keynote […]

2 Brown Chicks Family Farm Open House this weekend!

Please see below for a message from the chicks at 2 Brown Chicks Family Farm about their open house festivities this weekend. Don’t forget to RSVP! Hello friends and supporters of 2 Brown Chicks! We are inviting one and all to our open house Feb. 20th, 2010 @ 11am and 1pm. If you’re interested in […]