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So you wanna be a farmer?  Now's your chance!  Farm School NYC and The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems are now accepting applications!

Farm School NYC aims to increase the self-reliance of communities and inspire

positive local action around issues of food access and social, economic and racial justice by providing comprehensive professional training in urban agriculture for NYC residents.

Farm School NYC will offer compre­hensive training in all aspects of urban agriculture through a two-year cer­tificate program and a wide range of individual courses.

  • Unique, community-based approach
  • Accessible to all NYC residents
  • Supported by Just Food and a vast network of urban farmers, commu­nity gardeners, anti-hunger and food justice advocates in New York City
Application Deadline:
  • July 18, 2011 (Fall Semester)
Click here for more information.

 

The Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems is a research, education, and public service program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, dedicated to increasing ecological sustainability and social justice in the food and agriculture system.

On the UCSC campus, the Center operates the 2-acre Alan Chadwick Garden and the 25-acre Farm. Both sites are managed using organic production methods and serve as research, teaching, and training facilities for students, staff, and faculty.

Now accepting applications to their Ecological Horticulture Apprenticeship Program.  This six-month, full-time apprenticeship includes classroom instruction, in-field training, and hands-on experience in the gardens, greenhouses, orchards,fields, and marketing outlets.

Application Deadline(s):

  • August 15, 2011 (International Students)
  • September 30, 2011 (U.S. Citizens)
Click here for more information.

Food Voices: The Fruit of Everyday Struggles

ANDRIANNA NATSOULAS , JULY 2, 2011 tagged as Venezuela Aracal Campesinos
WhyHunger is pleased to be partnering with Andrianna Natsoulas, long-time food sovereignty activist and author of the forthcoming book Food Voices: Stories of the Food Sovereignty Movement.  For the past year, Andrianna has been on a journey across the Americas to capture the stories of people working towards and living a just and sustainable food system. Below is the latest highlight of her work. Felix Lopez is the Coordinator of Production at the Aracal Cooperative in Urachiche in the state of Yaracuy in Venezuela. He is also part of the Indigenous Farmers’ Movement of Yaracuy, known as Movimiento Jirajara. Felix has...
WhyHunger has been a proud supporter of the development of Live Real, a new national initiative uniting youth and communities across the country. Live Real believes real food should be the norm—not the exception — and will be working towards that goal through some exciting projects beginning in the next few months. First up is the announcement of the first class of Real Food Fellows, 11 emerging young leaders who will work together and in their communities to tell their own stories about food justice – and change the national conversation about our food system. 1st row top (left to right): Aaron...

Tools – Sharing Our Stories

LORRIE CLEVENGER , JUNE 24, 2011
“The one who tells the stories rules the world.” – Native American (Hopi) Proverb In cities and towns across the United States and around the world The Neighborhood Story Project collaborates with communities to help them share their stories. From creating and publishing books to radio broadcasts, they can help you and your community share your experience and participate in the national conversation around food safety, security, and sovereignty! The Neighborhood Story Project worked with 2009 Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Award winners New Orleans Food and Farm Network (NOFFN) to create their “Food Talk Project.” Listen to a story about the project broadcast...

Food Voices: Land-Based Skills

ANDRIANNA NATSOULAS , JUNE 23, 2011 tagged as Portland Oregon Try-on Life Community Farm
WhyHunger is pleased to be partnering with Andrianna Natsoulas, long-time food sovereignty activist and author of the forthcoming book Food Voices: Stories of the Food Sovereignty Movement.  For the past year, Andrianna has been on a journey across the Americas to capture the stories of people working towards and living a just and sustainable food system. Below is the latest highlight of her work. Bonsai farms on Try-on Life Community (TLC) Farm in Portland, Oregon. He has always had a passion to farm, teach others about food, and promote sustainability. Bonsai is able to do all three through his community farm...

Apply Now! Current Funding Opportunities

LORRIE CLEVENGER , JUNE 21, 2011
Harry Chapin Self-Reliance Awards (HCSRA) The www. is a national grant program providing economic resources and networking opportunities to outstanding community-based organizations for their creative and effective approaches to fighting hunger and poverty in the United States.  Selected organizations will receive up to $7,000 in cash for developing a new project...

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  The National Hunger Hotline, a service of WhyHunger's National Hunger Clearinghouse, is partnering with the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) to support the annual Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP). The SFSP is a USDA program to ensure that students don't go hungry during the summer months...

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WhyHunger Rocks #140conf!

CANDICE COMISI , JUNE 17, 2011 tagged as Network Resources
On June 15th and 16th, I attended the New York City session of #140conf, the 140 Characters Conference. Now in its third year, #140conf features leaders in social media innovation, including non-profit organizations, head honchos of media and marketing, and everyday people advancing the importance of outreach and social awareness...

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WhyHunger is pleased to be partnering with Andrianna Natsoulas, long-time food sovereignty activist and author of the forthcoming book Food Voices: Stories of the Food Sovereignty Movement.  For the past year, Andrianna has been on a journey across the Americas to capture the stories of people working towards and living...

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We're big fans of the White House Kitchen Garden – we love how it's helped to change the national conversation about food and inspired so many people to try their hands at gardening. We also know that it's certainly not the only inspiring gardening project out there; community-based groups all...

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