Food & Democracy

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Food & Democracy

Food and Democracy

Location: Humboldt County, CA
Members: 11
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2011

Project: Food and Democracy

Due to the high demands of running the Move to Amend national field organizing office, DUHC currently does not maintain the Food and Democracy Project. However, we may restart it again later, and the information below may give you an idea of DUHC's history

 

Twice a year we formerly offered a Food and Democracy Workshop in partnership with Redwood Roots Farm's Educational Program. In this workshop participants addressed how corporations came to dominate the food and agriculture systems of the US and globally, and how people can cultivate local, healthy and democratic food systems in their communities. We offered this workshop in the Spring and in September as part of Humboldt County's Local Food Month.

We also teamed up with Green Fire Farm (in Hoopa) to offer farm fresh produce to Eureka residents, delivered weekly as Green Fire's Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Green Fire provides the produce, we provide an accessible pick up spot to Eureka residents. We still provide a drop site for the Neukom Family Farm CSA, and expect to soon do the same for at least one other farm in 2014.

CSA is a partnership of mutual commitment between a farm and a community of supporters which provides a direct link between the production and consumption of food. Supporters cover a farm's yearly operating budget by purchasing a share of the season's harvest. CSA members make a commitment to support the farm throughout the season, and assume the costs, risks and bounty of growing food along with the farmer or grower. Members help pay for seeds, fertilizer, water, equipment maintenance, labor, etc. In return, the farm provides a healthy supply of seasonal fresh produce throughout the growing season. Becoming a member creates a responsible relationship between people and the food they eat, the land on which it is grown and those who grow it.

Democracy Unlimited loves supporting our local CSA Farms. In addition to our direct partnerships with the farms listed above, we also provide education about the CSA farming system in general, and we even hook up first-time shareholders who aren't ready to commit to a full season share but want to dip in a toe and "share a share" with another community member.

Check out our list of all the Humboldt County CSA Farms.

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