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 […]

Work Begins to Protect Farm Land

Article from Richard Conlin’s email newsletter: Making it Work September 9, 2009, Volume XI, Issue 8 On Monday, August 10, the Council adopted a resolution beginning the next stage of the City’s work with King County to protect the agricultural properties that supply Seattle’s food. Resolution 31147, adopted 8-1 (McIver voting no) declared the City […]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS! – Our Food, Our Right: Recipes for Food Justice

We are still looking for more people to contribute to the Food Justice Project’s activist guide and recipe book! Our Food, Our Right is a community recipe book and activist resource guide that that promotes self-sufficiency and knowledge sharing, through a food sovereignty framework. The guide seeks to increase access to information on issues such […]

Photos of SLEE 2009 Fair & Dinner!!

Thanks so much to everyone who came and supported CAGJ at our 2009 Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere! Fair and Dinner! More photos are coming soon, here is just a taste…

Save the Date! Next Teach Out! October 24th

Next Teach Out! – Saturday October 24th: Visit Clean Greens Farm in Duvall! Save the date for the next event in our Teach Out! series – more details coming soon! For more information on Clean Greens Farm, click here. CAGJ’s Food Justice Project invites our members and others to learn about and build connections with […]

SEATTLE GETS $300,000 FOR COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECTS

Richard Conlin, Seattle City Council President August 6, 2009   SEATTLE GETS $300,000 FOR COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECTS   In mid-July the US Department of Agriculture notified Seattle that we had been awarded a $300,000 grant to implement elements of the Local Food Action Initiative. The funds will all go to community-based organizations, with the City […]

Why Food Sovereignty Is the New Food Security

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 by The Huffington Post Why Food Sovereignty Is the New Food Security http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/08/12-14 by Salena Tramel Most of us would agree that there is a serious problem vis-a-vis access to food in the developing world. According to the UN food agency, there are now more than one billion undernourished […]

August Recess ACTION NEEDED for Child Nutrition Reauthorization!

From the Community Food Security Coalition: Dear Friends, August is a GREAT Time to Advocate for Child Nutrition! August’s congressional recess (now through Labor Day) offers important opportunities for constituents to speak directly to and with lawmakers while they are home.  Members of Congress often use this month-long break to take note of what is […]

CAGJ’s 5th Teach Out! – Vashon Island!

Join CAGJ’s Teach Out! Saturday September 5th: Visit Vashon Island Farms and Farmer’s Market! Teach Out! Engaging the Local Food Cycle! – Fifth Event! SATURDAY, September 5th: All Day, with optional camping component *Space is limited and RSVP REQUIRED! RSVP to Teresa at [email protected] Our visit to Vashon Island will begin with a stop to […]