TAKE ACTION – PROTEST WHOLE FOODS CEO MONDAY 8/24 – 10:30 AM – 1PM UFCW Local 21, CAGJ & others will be leafleting Whole Foods starting Monday to protest Whole Foods CEO John Mackey’s editorial (see link below) blasting current Health Care Reform efforts. There is a Boycott Whole Foods movement brewing nationally, and it […]

Vote First, Eat Later: a critique of film “Food, Inc.”

The Huffington Post July 10, 2009 Vote First, Eat Later (Click here for link to article) by Susanne Freidberg The new documentary “Food, Inc.” is the latest exposé of corporate food that aims to get us mad, disgusted, and running for the farmers’ market. Even viewers who already knew about the sorry state of our […]

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 […]

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 […]