Tag Archives: urban farming

Door-to-Door Outreach Works!

4 July 2012

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By Erin Middleton, Community Outreach Specialist Last month the California Food and Justice Coalition responded to a request from Acta Non Verb: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) to assist with door-to-door outreach. It took place around Tassafaronga Farm in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Oakland with the purpose of promoting their youth summer camp.  Children from […]

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Youth Food Justice at Play Day in the Plaza

29 June 2012

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By Erin Middleton, Community Outreach Specialist Youth, parents and general participants alike had a blast at Oakland’s Parks and Recreation Department’s Play Day in the Plaza. There was everything imaginable for children’s recreation – a rock climbing wall, circus youth on stilts, line dancing, live music and more.  Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project […]

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Flash Mob for Food Justice

15 June 2012

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By Jessy Gill, Research and Community Outreach Intern On Thursday June 7th, California Food and Justice Coalition was invited to be the featured non-profit organization for the Yelp event “Welcome to the Jungle.” Esteemed Yelpers turned wild for this night filled with aerial acrobatics on silks secured to the rafters, electro pop music, and food […]

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Eat-In at UCSB: Demanding our right to local, healthy food with community in mind!

7 May 2012

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By Marissa Diebolt, UCSB Student At 11:45 am on the morning of Thursday, April 26th, 2011, I was thinking to myself, “Please, let this work.” Standing in the middle of the Arbor at UCSB gazing at the white tablecloths running down the length of our dining table seated for 75 people, freshly picked flowers in […]

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Food and the Local Economy This Holiday Season

20 December 2011

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By Lotta Chan, CFJC Research Associate This past Saturday, one of CFJC’s partner organizations, Acta Non Verba, held its first annual Elmhurst Community Craft and Health Faire. I had the opportunity to sit at CFJC’s booth and sell home-grown lentil sprouts, carefully cultivated by Jessy, one of CFJC’s interns. The venue was filled with a […]

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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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CFJC helps beautify The California Hotel

15 August 2011

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By Victoria Endsley, CFJC Intern On Saturday, CFJC team members attended Oakland’s community service festival called Throw Down for the Town, sponsored by the Ella Baker Center.  At the urban gardening event at The California Hotel, we helped weed, paint the chicken coop, pick up trash, and plant starter seedlings to be sold and given […]

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Oakland Plans for More Urban Agriculture

22 July 2011

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Photo credit: Irene Florez (website www.flickr.com/photos/ireneflorez/) By Victoria Endsley and Lotta Chan, CFJC Interns At last night’s public meeting for the City of Oakland, community members and public officials gathered together to discuss zoning issues in the City of Oakland that pertain to urban agriculture. From the turnout alone, with the auditorium at North Oakland’s […]

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Oxnard Residents Win 1.5 Acre Lot For Community Garden

18 July 2011

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Written by Christina Spach, CFJC Program Coordinator CFJC staff traveled to Oxnard last week to meet with our partners Silvia Lopez- Navarro and Blanca Arias from the Ventura County Health Department as part of our joint project, Mothers Taking Action.  Most of our time was spent evaluating the MTA project’s success thus far and developing […]

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CFJC Organizational Member One in Ten Coalition Wins Progressive Ordinance for San Diego Community Gardens

12 July 2011

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Written by Nicole Willman, CFJC Food Policy Research Intern On June 7th, 2011, after more than two years of pressure from community garden coalition One in Ten and other gardening supporters, the San Diego City Council unanimously voted to remove regulations preventing many residents from starting community gardens. Before the new ordinance passed, San Diegans […]

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CFJC Takes Lead In National Collaboration

26 May 2011

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CFJC Takes Lead In National Collaboration

 About time I sat down to write about the meetings in which I’ve participated “back east” over the past two weeks. My first stop May 17th was Washington, D.C., where CFJC convened the Healthy Farms, Healthy People Summit along the Public Health Institute, American Farmland Trust, Center for a Livable Future at John Hopkins University, […]

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Healthy Farms Healthy People Summit

26 May 2011

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Helen Dombalis, Policy Associate, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition A diverse group of over 100 farm, food, and health stakeholders came together in Washington, DC Tuesday and Wednesday for Healthy Farms Healthy People: A Farm & Food Policy Summit for a Strong America.  The summit was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

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