Reflections about Bioneers from a MESA Steward

M3s4 Exchanges|Local Mobilization

By Olawumi Benedict* Bioneers was a place of awakening for me — an awakening of dreams, hopes and aspirations that I do belong to a culture with knowledge and wisdom, one full of deep insight that only the wise can see and tap into, a place where generations before me sacrificed their existence for me to live freely. I came to the full awareness of respecting everything around me, be it land, wind, air, trees, those …

Carta de Posicionamiento después de las Elecciones en USA

M3s4 Local Mobilization|News and Announcements

Querida comunidad Lxs saludamos llenos de esperanza Tomamos un tiempo para en silencio y como equipo reflexionar acerca de nuestros pensamientos y sentimientos frente a los resultados de la pasada jornada electoral, y ahora queremos compartirlo con todxs ustedes, nuestra comunidad. 1- Entendemos que nuestro trabajo, y cuando decimos nuestro queremos decir el el de MESA y el de cada uno de ustedes como la comunidad que nos apoya, construyendo relaciones entre agricultores y agricultoras …

MESA’s Position Letter After Elections

M3s4 Local Mobilization|News and Announcements

We greet you full of hope. We took some time to quietly and as a team reflect on our thoughts and feelings following the results of Election Day, and now we want to share those reflections with all of you, our treasured community: 1- We understand that our work –- MESA’s, yours, the community that supports us — is more necessary than ever to forge relationships between agroecological farmers around the world and generate dialogue …

Fundraising, Credit and Loans for the non-Profit Sector: What have we learned?

M3s4 Events and Conferences

On Friday October 7th, our program the Bay Area Farmer Training Program hosted a workshop open to the public on fundraising, credits and loans in the non-profit sector focused in organizations working inside the Food Justice Movement. We had the pleasure to host three guest speakers Gavin Raders, co-founder and Executive Director of Planting Justice, Leah Atwood, Director of Programs and Partnerships at the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture, MESA, and Esperanza Pallana, Member of …

Lessons and Reflections about our First BAFTP Cohort

M3s4 Local Mobilization

After three months of learning and growing, our first cohort of the Bay Area Farmer Training Program is about to finish. Over the 12 weeks and 120 hours, our students gathered to reflect on and construct knowledge about the different aspects of the food system. In this journey, we have talked about many technical topics such as biological control, ecological management of soils, and sustainable food system design, as well as social topics such as …