Check out this food system news from around our region:
Grassroots Fund’s Rootskills Workshop
Join over 100 grassroots organizers for a day-long training and networking event that will focus on environmental and social justice work, at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, RI on Friday, November 15 from 8:30am – 5:30pm.
- Want to up your storytelling game? Leandro “Kufa” Castro, Project Coordinator at Groundwork Rhode Island, will be leading a session called “1 Minute Video Challenge.” Kufa’s work focuses on incorporating creative practices to spread environmental awareness, specifically about climate change resiliency in urban communities.
- The Racial & Environmental Justice Committee of Providence will be speaking about their work with the city’s Office of Sustainability. The committee strives to be a bridge between people power and institutional power. They are a committee of 11 Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community members living on the frontlines of environmental racism.
- Through the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council, students become “Environmental Leaders” and explore environmental and social justice topics that particularly interest them and engage the community with what they learn. Sara Canuel, Education Director, will be joined by past leaders to discuss the importance of youth-driven environmental education.
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Farm Advocates Hope Senate Farm to School Month Resolution Signals Opportunity for Action on Upcoming CNR
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC)
NSAC and NFSN jointly praised the Senate’s unanimous adoption of the resolution designating October 2019 as “National Farm to School Month.” This effort highlights the important relationship between farmers, schools, and our nation’s children. The organizations, which work closely together to advance federal policies that further farm to school connections and the socioeconomic benefits that those relationships confer, also underscored the opportunity for Senators to further support these efforts by including the Farm to School Act (S. 2026) and the Kids Eat Local Act (S. 1817) in the next CNR.