Author: droach@oiff.org

THE DEADLINE TO GET YOUR FARM COUNTED IN THE CENSUS IS JUNE 30th!

STAND UP AND BE COUNTED! Good Evening Bay Area Farmers and Growers, Please consider participating in the upcoming Census of Agriculture led by the USDA. Currently, the census is the only complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. It includes even the smallest plots of land – rural or urban – growing fruits, vegetables, or raising food animals, if $1,000 or more of such products were raised and sold, or normally would have been sold, during the census year. The information produced by the Census of Agriculture guides Congress, agribusiness, policymakers, researchers, local...

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A Community Forum on Black Liberation and the Food Movement

Saturday, November 19 at 2 PM – 6:45 PM Ed Roberts Campus 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, California 94703 This forum aims to address how structural racism and violence against Black communities extends into and across the food system, as well as the capacity of food system work to address Black liberation.The afternoon will include a Keynote address by former Black Panther poet and playwright Judy Juanita, a panel of Bay Area community leaders, and audience participatory breakout sessions on topics including: food sovereignty, economic development, Black farmers and agricultural production, police and community violence, food-related disease, trauma and healing....

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We are back!

Over the last few years, we have been refining what we do and how we will do it. Our vision of building #Famlyhood globally has gotten crystal clear as an attainable global goal to promote sustainable development from the people up! #Familyhood and its “do now” strategy of #1stSaturdays is currently being launched in Oakland, CA, Washington, D.C. and very soon Atlanta, GA. When we say, we are back! We are returning back into the Oakland food movement to hopefully add more to fire we are starting. We look forward to keepingg you abreast of our progress! Kind regards,...

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