Assessing Synergies and Gaps in Beginning Farmer Training

M3s4 Events and Conferences|Local Mobilization

Beginning farmer training programs are on the rise across the country, along with new barriers that face those from socially disenfranchised and vulnerable backgrounds. Now is a critical time to review our organizational approaches and improve collaboration to better address the intersectional challenges, urgencies, and opportunities ahead. This winter, MESA was honored to organize a workshop and present at the 2017 Ecofarm Conference with some of our esteemed partners on strategies, successes and gaps in …

Food Justice in the Bay Area: A Grassroots Panel

M3s4 Events and Conferences|Local Mobilization

How can we talk about agroecology and its beauties without talking about patriarchy, colonization, institutional racisms, wealth inequality and all other kinds of social injustices? At MESA we think it is crucial to gather voices and a strong network who can address these interconnected issues and further positive changes. For this reason, we hosted a panel at Soil not Oil Conference about food justice in the Bay Area which brought together a group of brave …