Category Archives: Social

Author, Farmer Leah Penniman on Growing a Food Justice Movement

By Rachel Leslie For farmer, author and activist Leah Penniman, farming is not just about feeding the community, though it is what got her started. For Penniman, farming is about uprooting what she describes as systemic racism in the modern … Continue reading

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Students Organize Farm-to-Table Dinner to Help Others in Need

By Amanda Luchtel and Rachel Stievater The newly constructed hoop house had been transformed. Dried flower bundles and woven grapevines hung from the purlins, accentuated by strings of lights. A row of round tables covered in white cloth stretched down … Continue reading

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Ben & Jerry’s Social Mission Leader Teaches Students About Creating Consensus and Setting Differences Aside

How do stakeholders find common ground when they share the same goals but hold vastly different opinions? Simone Washington, the social mission strategy and policy manager at Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, will share a pragmatic and productive approach to building … Continue reading

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Who Picks Your Tomatoes? Rethinking the Rights of Farmworkers

By Elena Palermo Take a moment to close your eyes and imagine the United State of America as a space free of all immigrants. Now close your eyes again and think of the same scenario and imagine what your dinner … Continue reading

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The ‘Gangsta Gardener’ Continues to Dismantle Urban Food Insecurity

By Connor Sullivan Since 2010, Ron Finley has been a prominent figure in the urban food system, after he began growing organic produce on a barren public property next to his home in South Los Angeles, California. Finley has been … Continue reading

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