CASFS Receives USDA Grant to Support Beginning Farmer Training

Training for beginning organic farmers on the Central Coast will get a significant boost from a three-year U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to CASFS. The $665,000 grant for “Building a Foundation for New Farmers: Training, Resources, and Networks” was announced by Congressman Sam Farr, D-Carmel, and UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal in a press event held on August 21st at the CASFS/UCSC Farm.

Read more about the grant on the UCSC News site.

NEW! | 2012 Community Agroecology Network Report

Posted in: News   Topics: About CAN,

Meet the CAN Network! In our new report, you can learn about what CAN partners are doing in local communities in Mexico and Central America to promote sustainable agricultural livelihoods and food security. Download it here.

Conozca la red de CAN! En nuestro nuevo folleto, se puede conocer el trabajo de los socios de CAN en comunidades en Mexico y America Central para promover medios de vida sostenibles y la seguridad alimentaria.


Reducing Seasonal Hunger | CAN Researcher Chris Bacon and SCU student Ian Dougherty Work Highlighted

CAN researcher Chris Bacon, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Science at Santa Clara University was interviewed by Aven Satre-Meloy, ’13 Sustainability Intern – Communications, at Santa Clara University, about his work in Nicaragua. Read the article here.

Ian Dougherty, a student of Chris Bacon’s at Santa Clara University and a recent participant in CAN’s 2nd International Youth Exchange, recently was interviewed about his field work this summer in Nicaragua. Ian was conducting research on seasonal hunger within farming communities. Watch the video here.


Journal of Sustainable Agriculture Editorial

Read the entire editorial in the Journal of Sustainable Agriculture.
July 24, 2012

We Already Grow Enough Food for 10 Billion People … and Still Can’t End

Eric Holt-Giménez a , Annie Shattuck b , Miguel Altieri b , Hans
Herren c & Steve Gliessman d

a Food First, Oakland, CA
b University of California, Berkeley, CA
c Millennium Institute, Washington, DC
d University of California, Santa Cruz, CA