Will you help protect our family fishermen and our oceans? Wednesday, October 28th Between 10:30am and 2:30pm, Ballard Town Square (Between Leary and Ballard Ave.) On October 28th, people across the country, from Washington to Maine will be standing up to support family fishermen, healthy oceans, and sustainable seafood. Here in Seattle, we will be […]
ACTION ALERT! King County budget eliminates agriculture programs
An Action Alert from Mary Embleton of the Cascade Harvest Coalition: Dear Friends, This is a call to action. We need your help and support to draw attention to King County’s budget process and the Executive’s proposed elimination of all funding for Puget Sound Fresh, WSU King County Extension and core elements of the County’s […]
Report on Day 2 of Community Food Security Coalition Conference
Today’s plenary addressed how to resist and/or engage with corporate power in ways that advance the struggle for a just food and health system. One of the speakers, Eduardo Sanchez, brilliantly connected the food system to the health care system, and suggested that following the current “reforms” of US health care only replicate the same […]
Report on Day 1 of Community Food Security Coalition Conference
Today Travis English, Ashley Fent and Heather Day of CAGJ participated in ‘From People Power to Public Policy: A Gathering of Local and State Food Policy Councils’, our first day in Des Moines, Iowa. We’ve been following the success of Seattle’s Acting Food Policy Council (FPC), and its recent homelessness and limbo, due to budget […]
Teach Out Report! Umojafest Peace Center and Danny Woo Garden
By Valentina de la Fuente, CAGJ Intern Today is the “Teach Out!”, an event organized through the Food Justice Project. Today our urban garden tours will lead us from the Umojafest Peace center in the Central District, to the Danny Woo Garden in the International District. These visits are an opportunity for community members to […]
Climate Justice or Climate Chaos?
So read a circular banner on a locked-down street in San Francisco on Sept. 21st. Organized by the Mobilization for Climate Justice West, a coalition of groups calling for urgent, direct action in response to climate change, the action comes as a part of a week of activity around the G20 meetings in Pittsburgh. There, […]
Teach-Out Report! Fisherman’s Terminal, UW Farm
By Valentina de la Fuente, CAGJ Intern Today’s “Teach Out!” consists of a visit to the Fisherman’s Terminal to hear the rich stories of some of the last family fisherman left in Seattle, and then a bike ride to the newly burgeoning farm at the UW where we will be making pizza in a cob […]
Join CAGJ’s Sixth Teach Out! Saturday October 24th: Visit the Clean Greens Farm in Duvall!
Teach Out! Engaging the Local Food Cycle! – Sixth Event Saturday, Oct. 24th 10am-2pm (there will be a carpool from the CAGJ office – please get in touch or stay tuned for more details closer to the date!) Our visit to Duvall will introduce you to Black Dollar Days Task Force’s program, Clean Greens Farm […]
Submit a recipe for “Our Food, Our Right” – DEADLINE Oct 10th!
As we move forward this fall in finishing the first edition of the Food Justice Project’s activist guide and recipe book “Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice”, we are still looking for RECIPE SUBMISSIONS, creative art and poetry, and whatever else you think should be included! Now is the time to submit your […]
CAGJ Receives Food Sovereignty Award!
CAGJ is honored to have been awarded the Food Sovereignty Honorable Mention Prize, along with the Toronto Food Policy Council and the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (Kenya). La Via Campesina – the international movement of peasants who introduced the idea of “food sovereignty” – won the prize. Central Co-op’s Madison Market nominated […]