Network News

Jul 06, 2020

NESAWG convenes a group of food systems organizations and leaders who engage collectively with the Northeast Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NEASDA) at their annual meeting and throughout the year. We can’t engage in person this year, so we are compiling an online publication to show our state Departments of Agriculture how sustainable agriculture and food systems stakeholders use federal, state, and local programs in innovative ways to improve our regional food system. If you have a story about a federal, state, or municipal program or policy, fill out this form to tell us briefly about your effort and we will be in touch to discuss how we can share your story.

Jun 18, 2020

We spoke to farmer, community activist, and one of the founders of The Cooperative Gardens Commission (CGC), Nate Kleinman, who shared the vision for the CGC, and what they are doing to facilitate resource sharing between people who have growing knowledge and resources and the people who need them.

May 13, 2020

With donations from local farms and support from local non-profit ADK Action and the Adirondack Foundation, Hub on the Hill was able to start creating EFPs (emergency food packages).

May 13, 2020

Food Not Bombs Providence is supporting its residents by delivering groceries with produce recovered from restaurants and local farms in Pawtucket, RI.

Apr 10, 2020

There are many policy platforms, opportunities, and resources out right now around COVID-19. Here are just a few that we can support!

Jan 02, 2020

Street vendors in NYC face a variety of challenges, and many work together in the Street Vendor Project to address barriers and difficulties. Kele shares with us her experiences as a vendor, and her hopes for the future of vending in the city.

Nov 14, 2019

Editors Note: Many people of diasporic communities maintain deep ties to their home countries. Jersey City, NJ resident, Filipino farmer/organizer Christiaan Delgado-Pfeifer is developing their skills as a student at Farm School NYC so they can share knowledge and support the sovereignty of young people in the Philippines. We're grateful to them for sharing their story here.

Oct 07, 2019

Sustainable Jersey City is pushing forward a just food system. Learn more about what's happening in the host city for this year's It Takes a Region NESAWG conference.

Jul 09, 2019

It's a perilous time for undocumented farmworkers in the United States. Gabriella della Croce, Pioneer Valley Workers Center, breaks down some of the ways they are challenging injustice and building hope in this context.

Jul 03, 2019

Annie Chester was a part of the first Appalachian Food Justice Fellowship cohort. Read her insightful reportback on the experience of learning about food justice in West Virginia.