The one thing my farm training never covered: racism
By Mai Nguyen | When I started farming grains and vegetables in California in 2014, I already had a lot of the knowledge, skills, and experience essential to farming. But no farm conference, internship, or book prepared me for the challenges of farming as a person of color.
Occupy the Farm Fights Back for Urban Agriculture in the East Bay
This Earth Day, April 22, a Bay-area coalition of local residents, farmers, students, researchers, and activists called Occupy The Farm began an action protesting the loss of farmland and agricultural education in the East Bay. The group planted over 10,000 seedlings at the Gill Tract, the last remaining 10 acres of Class I agricultural soil […]
Report links food security, climate change, social justice
A new report released by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation and the Center for Food Safety explores the vital links between climate change, food security, and social justice. It begins by discussing the effects of climate change on farmland, and how those effects can potentially be mitigated. The report cites a recent World Bank report’s […]