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 […]

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 […]

AGRA Watch Research Cited in the Nation

Research by two CAGJ activists involved in the AGRA Watch project, which is monitoring and questioning the Gates Foundation-funded Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, was cited by three internationally recognized writers on the global food crisis in the Nation magazine in September (issue on the newsstands by Sept. 21).  In the article titled […]

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 […]