Learn how direct service organizations, non profits, activists, and community members tackled food insecurity in Kingston, NY.
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.
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.
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).
Food Not Bombs Providence is supporting its residents by delivering groceries with produce recovered from restaurants and local farms in Pawtucket, RI.
There are many policy platforms, opportunities, and resources out right now around COVID-19. Here are just a few that we can support!
We are collecting, documenting and sharing stories of mutual aid, organizing, and support in the food system during this time.
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.
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.
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.
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