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Peru Summer 2014 Program

Summer-Peru: Eight-Week Certificate in Global Agroecology and Local Food Systems in Peru from June 25th-August 6th   Inspired by the efforts of MESA’s robust Alumni network to further advance sustainable agriculture and farmer-to-farmer exchange in Peru, MESA’s Summer-Peru Program aims to connect allies in food justice and global stewardship for a reciprocal, cross-cultural exchange of …

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A Night to Remember!

Check out the photos from MESA’s 9th Annual Cultural Cuisine Celebration and Forging Farmers Fundraiser at the San Francisco Ferry Building on Wednesday, November 13th at 6:30pm. A packed room of supporters celebrated with new leaders from MESA’s 2013 team of global farm Stewards! 3rd Annual Forging Farmers Awards, featured 2013 Forging Farmer educator: UC Berkeley Professor of Agroecology Miguel Altieri, PhD Inspired Steward …

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And the 2013 Forging Farmers’ Steward Alum award goes to…

Last November MESA awarded the 2013 Forging Farmers’ Steward alumnus award to Hemantha Abeywaradhana from Sri Lanka. Before Hemantha joined MESA, he was a professional social worker, but he always had a passion for agriculture. In 2012 Hemantha trained at the Golden Rule mini-farm in Willits, CA where he learned GROW BIOINTENSIVE (GB) farming techniques …

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Featured MESA Host

Berkeley resident Josh Caraco completed MESA’s first program in Thailand last year, having the time of his life crafting herbal tinctures and learning Thai language at the Wanakaset Forest Agriculture Center, as organized by the GreenNet Foundation, MESA’s global partner for Thailand. Josh also trained alongside MESA alumnus Aphisak “Un” Kamphen on his thriving CSA …

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