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Seeding the Future, one land steward at a time


This Giving Tuesday, Farm School NYC is excited to spotlight a steward of their community. NYC is known for many things, but a strong sense of community is not one of them. Frances, currently a program co-coordinator with Farm School NYC, is shifting this narrative through her work in service to land and community.

Frances (she / they) is a black woman land steward and community organizer. Frances entered Farm School as a student while learning to grow food and medicine with La Finca del Sur Community Farm in the South Bronx. They were amazed to see a program in the city that focused on food and land justice [โ€ฆ]

November 29th, 2022|Categories: External posts|

SAVE THE DATE! Religion In a Time of Crisis, February 13, 2023


๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฏ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ
hosted by Labor Religion Coalition of New York State

On Monday, February 13, youโ€™re invited to join faith leaders, both lay and clergy, from across New York State for a day-long convening where we will explore the possibilities and challenges of confronting the multiple crises our communities are facing. In particular, we will reflect on the rise of Christian Nationalism and our response to it, ways to connect programs that meet immediate needs to organizing and movement building, and how strengthening connections across our state can help us break down the divisions that weaken our movement.

While the U.S. appears headed toward deepening economic crisis [โ€ฆ]

November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Events, External posts|

The “scoop” on the latest round of food grants from The Schenectady Foundation


๐™€๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™–๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐˜ผ๐™˜๐™˜๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ƒ๐™š๐™–๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™๐™ฎ ๐™๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ ๐™œ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™–๐™ก๐™š๐™™
$561,000 invested to make Schenectady more food secure

In this week with so much attention on gathering for a healthy meal, The Schenectady Foundationโ€™s announcement of granting $561,000 to seven community organizations is especially appropriate.
โ€œThis second round of grants will build a healthier and more sustainable food system in our community,โ€ said Robert Carreau, executive director of The Schenectady Foundation. โ€œThese grants bring our total investment in food security to $1.8 million since the start of the pandemic.โ€

This yearโ€™s grant recipients are:
โ€ข Cornell Cooperative Extension ~ $150,000 to support the second year of its Healthy Living 360 program, a collaborative project that brings [โ€ฆ]

November 23rd, 2022|Categories: External posts, Grants|

SNAP Outreach Funding Opportunity for Schools & Community-based Organizations

The No Kid Hungry ๐—ฆ๐—ก๐—”๐—ฃ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† will provide funding to community-based organizations and schools to maximize SNAP enrollment and participation. SNAP helps to ensure that families have the groceries they need and kids have the food they require to grow and thrive.

The full Request for Proposal can be found here.

To learn more, join No Kid Hungry New Yorkโ€™s RFP ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐Ÿญ ๐—ฝ.๐—บ. (EST). For questions, please reach out to Stephanie Wu Winter at swuwinter@strength.org.

Thank you for your continued partnership and all that you do to support the needs of New Yorkโ€™s children [โ€ฆ]

November 22nd, 2022|Categories: Events, External posts, Grants|

GardenShare’s Online Holiday Auction is coming!

๐“–๐“ฎ๐“ฝ ๐“ป๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ญ๐”‚!
GardenShareโ€™s online auction is coming to your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone โ€“ in your kitchen, living room, or home office if youโ€™re on break!
You wonโ€™t want to miss this chance to bid on an amazing variety of local food, art items, and North Country experiences.
There is something for everyone!
All proceeds support GardenShare programs and activities.

Hereโ€™s how it works:
โ™ฆ Preview the auction at : app.galabid.com/gardenshareauction/items
โ™ฆ Register on your phone:
โ€ข Text gardenshareauction, followed by your full name, to +1 (541) 583-4642 ex: gardenshareauction John Smith
โ€ข Follow the registration link you receive from GalaBid to log in

Or register on your computer:
โ€ข Visit galabid.com/gardenshareauction
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November 19th, 2022|Categories: Events, External posts|

November News from Farm School NYC

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๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—–๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜!
Thanks for your support in spreading the word about our Citywide program to your community. Weโ€™ve accepted an incredible and diverse cohort. The new 2022-2023 cohort of Citywide students is first looking forward to orientation and then our Training of Trainers Course, a grounding in popular education. Stay tuned for other developments and updates on their journey through the program. If you are looking for a way to embark on your own urban agriculture learning journey and are interested in building with others, consider joining this Facebook group dedicated to Urban Agriculture NYC!

๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ
With guidance from FSNYC [โ€ฆ]

November 17th, 2022|Categories: External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

Food Policy Watch (Hunter College) for the week of November 16, 2002

NYC Food Policy Center
Original Center stories, news, research studies and events for the week of November 16, 2022
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๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—–๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜†.๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€
โ€ข Research Strategy Aims to Create Sustainable Solutions to Global Hunger (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Urban Agriculture in NYC: Research Roundup (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข ICYMI: Interview with Dr. Joe Bozeman III, Climate and Food Expert (nycfoodpolicy.org)

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜
๐˜•๐˜ ๐˜Š ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด
โ€ข 40% of NYC Food Stamp Applications Left Waiting For Benefits, Data Shows
โ€ข New York City, Once a Minimum Wage Leader, Now Lags Behind (The New York Times)
โ€ข Thanksgiving Turkey Prices Will Hit a Record This Year, NYC Grocery Chain CEO Warns (Fox Business)
โ€ข Fixing a [โ€ฆ]

November 16th, 2022|Categories: External posts, Newsletters|

State Department of Agriculture Accepting Applications for the Nearly $26 Million New York Food for New York Families Program

This program will provide a boost to New York farmers, increase access to local foods, and further enhance the resilience of New Yorkโ€™s food system.
Funding Provided Through USDAโ€™s Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program
๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐——๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ
Additional Information Available at agriculture.ny.gov/funding-opportunities


Funding Opportunities


November 11th, 2022|Categories: External posts, Grants|

Food Medicine Watch for the week of November 10, 2022

Center For Food As Medicine
Original Center articles, news, research studies and events for the week of November 10, 2022
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๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜
๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ
โ€ข Will the White Houseโ€™s Pledge to End Hunger and Reduce Diet-Related Diseases Succeed? (Health Affairs)
โ€ข Food Is Medicine: A Seismic Shift in How Tampa Bay Leaders Feed People (ABC)
โ€ข Ultra-Processed Food Consumption Linked to Premature, Preventable Death (Medical News Today)
โ€ข Project with Keck School of Medicine USC, Project Angel Food Helps Native Americans Battle Diabetes (ABC 7)
โ€ข Food as Medicine: Hospitals Emphasize Taste, Nutrition and Health (Arkansas Business)
โ€ข Food Sustainability Incorporated in Only 20% [โ€ฆ]

November 11th, 2022|Categories: External posts, Newsletters|

Food Policy Watch (Hunter College) for the week of November 9, 2002

NYC Food Policy Center
Original Center stories, news, research studies and events for the week of November 9, 2022
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๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—–๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜†.๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€
โ€ข NY Food 2025 Releases New Research and Recommendations to Create a Healthier, More Just and Sustainable Food System (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Fast Food Council to Improve Working Conditions in CA Fast Food Industry (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข ICYMI: 10 Facts You Should Know About NYCโ€™s Composting Efforts (nycfoodpolicy.org)

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜
๐˜•๐˜ ๐˜Š ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด
โ€ข New York Cityโ€™s Fresh Produce Gets an Edge (The Packer)
โ€ข Disabled Activists Are Building a More Inclusive Food Justice Future (Civil Eats)
โ€ข What Do New York Food Banks Truly Need but Never [โ€ฆ]

November 11th, 2022|Categories: External posts, Newsletters|

November eNews from GardenShare

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๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป!
Itโ€™s getting colder outside, and holiday music can be heard on the radio. That means that our 2022 Farmers Market season has come to an end. Weโ€™d like to say โ€œthank youโ€ to everyone who helped make this season possible. With this being GardenShareโ€™s first year sharing management of the Canton, Potsdam, and Gouverneur markets, we are grateful for the ever bountiful support of the community, our vendors, and our volunteers that helped make this year a success. Weโ€™re also incredibly thankful for our market manager, Kathryn Puleo, for joining the GardenShare team [โ€ฆ]

November 5th, 2022|Categories: External posts, Newsletters|

5 days left to register for the Free Workshop from Culinary Nutrition Collaborative

Donโ€™t Miss Out!

Our first Eat the Science workshop takes place on Wednesday, November 9th! Learn the latest science on walnuts while cooking along with us. (And best of all, the workshop is free and youโ€™ll earn 1 CPEU!) More details below.

Walnuts for Well-Being: Recipe Hacks that Save Time in the Kitchen Wednesday, November 9th from 1:00-2:00PM EST

The busy-ness of the Fall season is upon us with school in full swing and the holidays on our heels. Feeling frazzled and short on time might be a common feeling for many. Join our inaugural workshop and learn time saving meal hacks with walnuts through two unique recipes that can be [โ€ฆ]

November 5th, 2022|Categories: Events, External posts|