Beyond Pesticides: National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides
City Farms (for an international perspective)
City Slicker Farms: (Oakland, CA) Growing affordable fresh produce for West Oakland
Coalition of Immokalee Farm Workers: (Immokalee, FL) A community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida
El Comite de Apoyo a Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA) "The Farmworkers Support Committee": (PA and NJ) Empowering and educating farmworkers through leadership development and capacity building so that they are able to make informed decisions regarding the best course of action for their interests
The Community Food Security Coalition: A non-profit North American organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times
The Edible Schoolyard (Berkeley, CA)
Family Farm Defenders: (Madison, WI) Creating a farmer-controlled and consumer-oriented food and fiber system, based upon democratically controlled institutions that empower farmers to speak for and respect themselves in their quest for social and economic justice
Farm Labor Organizing Committee: (Toledo, OH) Struggling for full justice for those who have been marginalized and exploited for the benefit of others, and we have sought to change the structures of society to enable these people a direct voice in their own conditions
Farming While Black: a blog created by black-identified farmer, rancher, vintner, agribusiness professional, educator, writer, journalist, gardener, and advocate.
Food First: (Oakland, CA) Shaping how people think by analyzing the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change
The Food Project: (Lincoln, MA) Growing a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system
Ghost Town Farm: (Oakland, CA) Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: "I’ve been cultivating the city for over ten years now, and my neighbors still think I’m crazy"
Growing Power: (Milwaukee, WI) A national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people
High Mowing Seeds: An independently-owned, farm-based seed company dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with the highest quality certified organic seed
Horagewi: the stories and visions in a community can be as varied as the corn varieties we plant.
Intervale: (Burlington, VT) Developing farm- and land-based enterprises that generate economic and social opportunity while protecting natural resources
Local Harvest: We maintain a definitive and reliable "living" public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources
National Family Farm Coalition: (Washington, DC) Uniting and strengthening the voices and actions of its diverse grassroots members to demand viable livelihoods for family farmers, safe and healthy food for everyone, and economically and environmentally sound rural communities
Peoples Grocery: (Oakland, CA) Building a local food system that improves the health and economy of the West Oakland community
Piñeros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste: Oregon’s Farmworker Union
Student Farmworker Alliance: A national network of students and youth organizing with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields
United Farm Workers: (West Coast, U.S.) Providing farm workers and other working people with the inspiration and tools to share in society's bounty
Via Campesina: The international movement of peasants, small- and medium-sized producers, landless, rural women, indigenous people, rural youth and agricultural workers
Wasatch Community Gardens: (Salt Lake City, UT) Empowering people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food
What's Organic About "Organic"? A film by Shelley Rogers currently under production
Alternatives for Community and Environment: (Boston, MA) Building the power of communities of color and lower income communities in New England to eradicate environmental racism and classism and achieve environmental justice
Appalshop: (Whitesburg, KY) A non-profit multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia, and books
Audre Lorde Project: (Brooklyn, NY) A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area
Beehive Collective: Cross-pollinating the grassroots, by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools-- based in Maine
Bus Riders Union: (Los Angeles, CA) The country's largest grassroots mass transit advocacy organizations
Casa Atabex Ache: House of Womyn's Power: (Bronx, NY) "Building A Movement of Alternatives" for women of color in the South Bronx
Catalyst Project: (San Francisco, CA) A center for political education and movement building based in the San Francisco Bay Area
Center for Third World Organizing: (Oakland, CA) A racial-justice organization led by people of color whose mission is to achieve social and economic justice
Centro Campesino: (Owatonna, MN) Improving the lives of members of the Latino and migrant community in southern Minnesota through community organizing, education, and advocacy
The Common Ground Health Clinic: The Common Ground Health Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides free quality health care for the greater New Orleans community, and develops and provides programsto address community health care needs through collaborative partnerships
Critical Resistance: (Oakland, CA) A national grassroots organization committed to ending society’s use of prisons and policing as an answer to social problems
Domestic Workers United: (New York, NY) An organization of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in New York, organizing for power, respect, fair labor standards and to help build a movement to end exploitation and oppression for all
Ella Baker Center: (Oakland, CA) A strategy and action center working for justice, opportunity and peace in urban America
El Enmigo Comun: (Oaxaca, Mexico) A documentary about paramilitary activity against indigenous communities in Oaxaca from 2002 through 2005
Environmental Justice Resource Center: (Atlanta, GA) Online resources and articles on Environmental Justice
Garment Worker Center: (Los Angeles, CA) Empowering garment workers in the Greater Los Angeles area, working in solidarity with other low-wage immigrant workers and disenfranchised communities in the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice
Greasecar Vegetable Fuel Systems: (Mt.Holyoke, MA) The Greasecar Vegetable Oil Conversion System is an auxiliary fuel modification system that allows diesel vehicles to run on straight vegetable oil (SVO) in any climate
House Alive Cob: Helping you discover the beauty, simplicity, ease & affordability of natural building
INCITE: Women of Color Against Violence: (Cambridge, MA) A national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing
Kensington Welfare Rights Union: (Kensington, PA)
El Kilombo Intergaláctico: (Durham, NC) Dedicated to bringing together people from student, migrant, low-income, and people of color communities to tackle the challenges we face in Durham, NC
Make the Road by Walking: (New York, NY) Promoting economic justice, equity and opportunity for all New Yorkers through community and electoral organizing, strategic policy advocacy, leadership development, youth and adult education, and high quality legal and support services
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement: A nation-wide organization of Afrikans in America/New Afrikans whose mission is to defend the human rights of our people and promote self-determination in our community
Miami Workers Center: (Miami, FL) Helping working class people build grassroots organizations and develop their leadership capacity through aggressive community organizing campaigns and education programs
Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project: Providing in-depth analysis and information about the global ecological crisis and facilitates strategic planning for action among leading organizers from urban Bay Area organizations working for economic and racial justice in communities of color
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights: Serving as a forum to share information and analysis, to educate communities and the general public, and to develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues
The Native Movement: (Alaska and the Southwest) Motivating humanity toward balanced relations with each other and Mother Earth.
Organizing Upgrade: Left organizers respond to the changing times
Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign: (Cleveland, OH) Building a movement that unites the poor across color lines
Power U Center for Social Change: A grassroots organization based in Miami, FL; fighting for our land, our people, our community, organizing for justice in our schools and communities; supporting the struggle of social, environmental, and economic justice
Project South: (Atlanta, GA) Developing leaders through community building projects
Public Citizen: Protecting Health, Safety, and Democracy
Rhizome Collective: We believe that all struggles against oppression and for self-determination are connected, and that it is important to construct viable alternatives while simultaneously fighting for social justice.
School of Unity and Liberation: (Oakland, CA) Working to lay the groundwork for a strong social justice movement by supporting the development of a new generation of organizers rooted in a systemic change analysis
Sista II Sista: (Brooklyn, NY) A collective of working-class young and adult black and latina women building together to model a society based on liberation and love
smartMeme Strategy & Training Project: Building movements and amplifying the impact of grassroots organizing with new strategy and training resources, values based communications, collaborations, and meme campaigning
Solid Ground: (Seattle, WA) Dedicated to achieving a just and caring community, free from poverty, prejudice and neglect
Take Back the Land: We must protect people by elevating housing to the level of a human right
Tim Wise: Among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S.
United States Social Forum: Provides a space to build relationships, learn from each others experiences, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, and bring renewed insight and inspiration to social movement organizations
United Workers: (Baltimore, MD) A human rights organization led by low-wage workers and focused on leadership development
The Yestermorrow Design/Build School: A dynamic learning community exploring and teaching the integrated creative process of designing and building a sustainable future
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