Updates from the Field
Food Solutions New England welcomes delegate nominations to be considered for selection to attend the 5th annual New England Food Summit. Nominations may be self-nominations or third party nominations. The deadline for nominations is March 30, 2015.
Commit to furthering your connection to understanding and addressing racism for 21 consecutive days, March 1 - March 21 by joining the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. This exercise, originally developed by Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. and Debby Irving, and adapted by Karen Spiller, Curtis Ogden, and Joanne Burke for Food Solutions New England, is about creating dedicated time and space to create more effective social justice habits, particularly those dealing with issues of power, privilege and leadership.
The USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture posted a Request for Applications for the 2015 round of the Community Food Project Grants Program. Approximately $9 million will be available for this funding cycle. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 17, 2015.
Our region’s fisheries flood our markets with millions of pounds of high-quality protein and billions of dollars in revenue each year, yet are sometimes marginalized in discussions of improving our regional food system. Read about how one network devoted to healthy marine ecosystems and economies is raising its collective voice above the fray.