November 24th, 2021 Updates


As so-called holidays consistently remind us of the mourning and resistance led by so many of our communities, we do hope you get a chance to rest this week. We deserve to rest as we do this work, no matter what that looks like for you. Thank you for the work you do and may this transitional season be filled with the care we all deserve.

APPLY to the 2022 CA Young Farmer Political Leadership Fellowship

Young Farmers invites you to apply to the 2nd Annual California Political Leadership Fellowship, a 10-month leadership and community organizing intensive program with a $7,500 stipend! If you need more time to apply, please reach out to the CA team. The deadline to apply is December 3rd, 2021.

Learn more, share it, and apply today!

Join the Young Farmers’ Federal Policy Committee

Young Farmers seeks self-nominations for 8 positions on their Federal Policy Committee. This is a 2-year commitment that will compensate farmers $1,500 annually for their time and assistance in implementing our Federal Policy Priorities. Nominations are open until November 28th. Apply here using this new link!

SHARE FEEDBACK! Convergence 2022

We hope this Convergence was supportive to you if able to attend parts of it. We are also so grateful to invite keynote speakers like Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, III of the Black Church Food Security Network and Nikiko Masumoto from Masumoto Family Farm in California who invited truth, inspiration, and hope into our days. Let us know how Convergence was for you!

NEW STAFF: The CA team is growing!

We are excited to announce that Héktor Calderón (he/him) is our new CA Organizer joining the team with Abel and Eli. To learn more about him click here! Welcome to the team Héktor!

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The Ecology Center is hiring multiple positions. Learn more.

Young Farmers is hiring multiple positions. Learn more.

Send us any opportunities that you’d like us to share!

GRANT AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Decolonizing Wealth Fund: Liberated Capital is collaborative fund redistributing $1 million to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)-led efforts for food and land justice and sovereignty in the United States. Learn more about eligibility and find the application here.

ZFP’s Compost Connector: Support for farmers and ranchers who wish to apply compost or have compost receipts, purchase bulk orders of compost (or secure rebate), ensure that the compost is made available (or rebated) free of charge. zerofoodprint.org/compost

ZFP’s Restore CA Grant Program: Restore CA exists to help scale carbon farming practices by providing grantees up to $25,000 to implement their projects. zerofoodprint.org/apply. ­

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Connecting with you from the unceded and ancestral lands of the Fernandeño-Tataviam Tribe of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation, and the Muwekma Ohlone Peoples. We encourage all of us to continue learning and taking action to support Indigenous peoples’ efforts for sovereignty. 

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