NY Times article on Will Allen, of Growing Power

New York Times – July 5, 2009 Like others in the so-called good-food movement, Will Allen, who is 60, asserts that our industrial food system is depleting soil, poisoning water, gobbling fossil fuels and stuffing us with bad calories. Like others, he advocates eating locally grown food. But to Allen, local doesn’t mean a rolling […]

Farmers Markets Create Community Connections

From Colors NW Magazine Farmers Markets Create Community Connections by Nicole Kidder Throughout much of the world, village markets not only play a crucial role in economic development, but they are also the social center of daily life. Although they do not play as important of a role in much of the developed world, farmers […]

Farmworkers Seek to Intervene in Grower Lawsuit Against Secretary Solis

Written by Bruce Goldstein Tuesday, 09 June 2009 08:22 View full article here. A federal judge in Greensboro, NC, has set a hearing for Monday, June 22, to hear a coalition of growers’ organizations’ argument that Secretary of Solis acted illegally in temporarily suspending the Bush-Chao changes to the H-2A guestworker program.  Farmworkers have filed […]

Tickets to CAGJ’s July 18 dinner are going fast! Buy yours today!

Sat. July 18, 2009, 3pm – 11pm New Location!  St. Demetrios Church, 2100 Boyer Avenue E, in Montlake neighborhood Fair, 3- 6pm (Free), DInner 6 – 9pm, Dancing 9 -11pm $35 regular admission $65 Buy a ticket for yourself and ensure that a local farmer or food worker can be one of our honored guests! […]

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 […]