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Swarm-In at Bayer

21 May 2012

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By Erin Middleton, Community Outreach Specialist On Wednesday, May 16th, eager activists, bee-keepers, families and Occupiers buzzed in from all over the East Bay to swarm Bayer in protest of their neonicitinoid pesticides that have been scientifically linked to the world-wide collapse of bees. Marching down San Pablo towards Bayer, protesters chanted, “our food system […]

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Strawberry Fields Forever: Our Tour to the Salinas Valley

6 December 2011

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By Rebecca Eiseman, CFJC intern When I was asked which of the field trips I would like to attend during the 15th annual Food Justice Conference, I immediately jumped at the opportunity to attend “Empowering Young and Immigrant Farmers in the Salinas Valley.” I feel so fortunate to CFJC and Food First to have had […]

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The Power of a Community: Our Food

21 November 2011

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By Jessy Gill, CFJC Intern From the start of our planning for the Community Food Security Coalition Conference, the local host committee held the intent that this conference would be focused on the community and city hosting the conference, not just the individuals who had the great fortune to travel to the host location. Our […]

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Eat Real: Reminiscing About Home

7 October 2011

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By Jessy Gill, CFJC Intern Sitting on the green at the Eat Real festival with a cover of Gillian Welch playing on stage, a view of the bay carrying the outgoing sailboats, and delicious organic food being passed out in my midst, I felt a touch of home.  I came to the west coast two […]

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Experiencing the Importance of Local Food Systems

15 September 2011

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by Courtney Hendrix, CFJC Intern When I was young, I didn’t understand why my dad would plant a fruit and vegetable garden in our front yard. I remember looking out the front room window at the garden thinking, “Why does he have to plant that stuff there?” My dad was always in his garden but […]

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Promoting Small-farm Agriculture in the Farm Bill 2012

28 July 2011

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By Alyson Murphy, CFJC Intern Free, pick-your-own avocados in the hotel parking lot, locally-grown ginger and jackfruit at the Hilo Farmers’ Market, patches of sugarcane stalks on the side of the road—as I witnessed on a family vacation earlier this month, fresh food is everywhere on the island of Hawaii. With its mild year-round climate, […]

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