Links to the Movement

(in alphabetical order)

All for the Taking:  This home's not for sale

Asian Americans United:  Building leadership in Asian American communities to build our neighborhoods and unite against oppression

Chris Hill Media:  Web and print services for businesses and organizations driven by sustainable values

City Harvest: A unique partnership between PHS; the Philadelphia Prison System; SHARE, a food distribution network; and the Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania

The Environmental Leadership Program: A Training Program for Leaders in Environmental Protection

Fair Food Philly:  Cultivating a Philadelphia regional economy that is inclusive, just, environmentally healthy, and based on local business ownership

Farm to City:  A Philadelphia- based program whose goal is to unite communities, families, and farmers year-round through good locally grown food

The Food Trust: Working to improve the health of children and adults, promote good nutrition, increase access to nutritious foods, and advocate for better public policy

Greater Philadelphia Environmental Network: A New Community Resource for "All Things Environmental"

Greensgrow Farms:  A nursery, a farmer's market, and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program in the Kensington neighborhood, proving that abandoned land is only abandoned if we choose to leave it that way

Henry's Got Crops:  A collaborative Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm located on the grounds of Saul High School in Roxborough

Lancaster Avenue Autonomous Space: A Center for Radical Media and Organizing

Local Harvest (Mill Creek Farm's listing): Real Food.  Real Farmers.  Real Community.

Mariposa Co-op:  A member owned and operated retail food cooperative operating out of a storefront in West Philadelphia since the early 1970s

Media Mobilizing Project:  Movements begin with the telling of untold stories

Neighborhood Bike Works: A nonprofit educational organization in Philadelphia that seeks to increase opportunities for urban youth through bicycling, and which promotes cycling as an environmentally-friendly means of transportation

Neighborhood Gardens Association: Land trust that holds deeds for community gardens in Philadelphia 

Norrisquare Neighborhood Project:  A community-driven, bilingual learning center that provides the Norris Square community with valuable programs

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture: Transforming agriculture and food systems in Pennsylvania and beyond in a way that makes our farmers more viable, improves the land and restores the health and wellbeing of all our citizens

Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network:  Supports women in agriculture by providing a positive learning environment, networking, and empowerment

Philadelphia Food Not Bombs: Two locations in Philly, providing free vegetarian and vegan food, standing in opposition to the vast waste of engaging in war

Philadelphia Orchard Project:   Planting orchards in the city of Philadelphia that grow healthy food, green spaces and community food security

Philly Homegrown: Free the land!

Preston's Paradise:   A resource center for improving community health, happiness, and sustainability 

Spiral Q Puppet Theater: Working from the belief that freedom of speech is both an inalienable individual right and a collective responsibility, Spiral Q strives to use the age-old arts of puppet-making and theatrical pageantry as vehicles for social change

Sustainable Business Network: A Non-Profit Network of Local Triple-Bottom-Line Businesses and Social Entrepreneurs

Training for Change: Providing activist training for groups standing up for justice, peace, and the environment through strategic non-violence

Urban Nutrition Initiative:   A university-community partnership based at the University of Pennsylvania that engages K-16+ learners in an active, real-world problem-solving curriculum that strives to improve community nutrition and wellness

Weavers Way Food Co-op: Two, soon to be Three, Community-Owned Markets in Philadelphia

The Work Group (Camden, NJ):  Equips at-risk youth in transition to adulthood with the skills, education, and confidence to become self-directed, self-sufficient individuals who are productive and responsible members of their families and communities

(in alphabetical order within groups)

Food Justice

Beyond Pesticides : National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides

City Farms  (for an international perspective)

City Slicker Farms : (Oakland, CA) Growing affordable fresh produce for West Oakland

Coalition of Immokalee Farm Workers : (Immokalee, FL) A community-based organization of mainly Latino, Mayan Indian and Haitian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida

El Comite de Apoyo a Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA)  "The Farmworkers Support Committee":  (PA and NJ) Empowering and educating farmworkers through leadership development and capacity building so that they are able to make informed decisions regarding the best course of action for their interests 

The Community Food Security Coalition: A non-profit North American organization dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food for all people at all times

The Edible Schoolyard (Berkeley, CA) 

Family Farm Defenders : (Madison, WI)  Creating a farmer-controlled and consumer-oriented food and fiber system, based upon democratically controlled institutions that empower farmers to speak for and respect themselves in their quest for social and economic justice

Farm Labor Organizing Committee : (Toledo, OH)  Struggling for full justice for those who have been marginalized and exploited for the benefit of others, and we have sought to change the structures of society to enable these people a direct voice in their own conditions

Farming While Black : a blog created by black-identified farmer, rancher, vintner, agribusiness professional, educator, writer, journalist, gardener, and advocate.

Food First :  (Oakland, CA)  Shaping how people think by analyzing the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change

The Food Project : (Lincoln, MA)  Growing a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system

Ghost Town Farm:(Oakland, CA)  Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City: "I’ve been cultivating the city for over ten years now, and my neighbors still think I’m crazy"

Growing Power:  (Milwaukee, WI) A national nonprofit organization and land trust supporting people from diverse backgrounds, and the environments in which they live, by helping to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality, safe and affordable food for people

High Mowing Seeds :  An independently-owned, farm-based seed company dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with the highest quality certified organic seed

Horagewi : t he s tories and visions in a community can be as varied as the corn varieties we plant.

Intervale : (Burlington, VT) D eveloping farm- and land-based enterprises that generate economic and social opportunity while protecting natural resources

Local Harvest :   We maintain a definitive and reliable "living" public nationwide directory of small farms, farmers markets, and other local food sources

National Family Farm Coalition : (Washington, DC)  U niting and strengthening the voices and actions of its diverse grassroots members to demand viable livelihoods for family farmers, safe and healthy food for everyone, and economically and environmentally sound rural communities 

Peoples Grocery : (Oakland, CA) B uilding a local food system that improves the health and economy of the West Oakland community

Piñeros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste:   Oregon’s Farmworker Union

RUAF: Resources Centers on Urban Agriculture and Food Security

South Central L.A. Farmers

Student Farmworker Alliance:    A national network of students and youth organizing with farmworkers to eliminate sweatshop conditions and modern-day slavery in the fields

United Farm Workers : (West Coast, U.S.) Providing farm workers and other working people with the inspiration and tools to share in society's bounty

Urban Agriculture Notes by City Farmer - Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture

Via Campesina:   The international movement of peasants, small- and medium-sized producers, landless, rural women, indigenous people, rural youth and agricultural workers 

Wasatch Community Gardens:  (Salt Lake City, UT) Empowering people of all ages and incomes to grow and eat healthy, organic, local food

What's Organic About "Organic"?    A film by Shelley Rogers currently under production

Organizations and Grassroots Movements We are in Solidarity With

Alternatives for Community and Environment: (Boston, MA)  Building the power of communities of color and lower income communities in New England to eradicate environmental racism and classism and achieve environmental justice

A ppalshop :   (Whitesburg, KY) A non-profit multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia, and books 

Audre Lorde Project: (Brooklyn, NY) A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area

Beehive Collective :  Cross-pollinating the grassroots, by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images that can be used as educational and organizing tools-- based in Maine

Bus Riders Union:  (Los Angeles, CA)  The country's largest grassroots mass transit advocacy organizations

Casa Atabex Ache: House of Womyn's Power(Bronx, NY)  "Building A Movement of Alternatives" for women of color in the South Bronx 

Catalyst Project:   (San Francisco, CA) A center for political education and movement building based in the San Francisco Bay Area

Center for Third World Organizing:  (Oakland, CA) A racial-justice organization led by people of color whose mission is to achieve social and economic justice

Centro Campesino:  (Owatonna, MN) Improving the lives of members of the Latino and migrant community in southern Minnesota through community organizing, education, and advocacy

The Common Ground Health Clinic : The Common Ground Health Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides free quality health care for the greater New Orleans community, and develops and provides programsto address community health care needs through collaborative partnerships 

Critical Resistance:  (Oakland, CA)  A national grassroots organization committed to ending society’s use of prisons and policing as an answer to social problems 

Domestic Workers United:  (New York, NY)  An organization of Caribbean, Latina and African nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in New York, organizing for power, respect, fair labor standards and to help build a movement to end exploitation and oppression for all 

Ella Baker Center: (Oakland, CA)  A strategy and action center working for justice, opportunity and peace in urban America 

El Enmigo Comun:   (Oaxaca, Mexico)  A documentary about paramilitary activity against indigenous communities in Oaxaca from 2002 through 2005

Environmental Justice Resource Center :  (Atlanta, GA)   Online resources and articles on Environmental Justice

Garment Worker Center :  (Los Angeles, CA)   Empowering garment workers in the Greater Los Angeles area, working in solidarity with other low-wage immigrant workers and disenfranchised communities in the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice

Greasecar Vegetable Fuel Systems : (Mt.Holyoke, MA)  The Greasecar Vegetable Oil Conversion System is an auxiliary fuel modification system that allows diesel vehicles to run on straight vegetable oil (SVO) in any climate

H ighlander Center:  (New Market, TN) Serving as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South

House Alive Cob :  Helping you discover the beauty, simplicity, ease & affordability of natural building

INCITE: Women of Color Against Violence:  (Cambridge, MA) A national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing

Kensington Welfare Rights Union (Kensington, PA) 

El Kilombo Intergaláctico: (Durham, NC) Dedicated to bringing together people from student, migrant, low-income, and people of color communities to tackle the challenges we face in Durham, NC 

Make the Road by Walking : (New York, NY) Promoting economic justice, equity and opportunity for all New Yorkers through community and electoral organizing, strategic policy advocacy, leadership development, youth and adult education, and high quality legal and support services 

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement :  A nation-wide organization of Afrikans in America/New Afrikans whose mission is to defend the human rights of our people and promote self-determination in our community 

Miami Workers Center :  (Miami, FL)  H elping working class people build grassroots organizations and develop their leadership capacity through aggressive community organizing campaigns and education programs 

Movement Generation Justice and Ecology Project:   Providing in-depth analysis and information about the global ecological crisis and facilitates strategic planning for action among leading organizers from urban Bay Area organizations working for economic and racial justice in communities of color

National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights:   Serving as a forum to share information and analysis, to educate communities and the general public, and to develop and coordinate plans of action on important immigrant and refugee issues 

The Native Movement: ( Alaska and the Southwest ) Motivating humanity toward balanced relations with each other and Mother Earth.

Organizing Upgrade:   Left organizers respond to the changing times

Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign:  (Cleveland, OH) Building a movement that unites the poor across color lines 

Power U Center for Social Change :   A grassroots organization based in Miami, FL; fighting for our land, our people, our community, organizing for justice in our schools and communities; supporting the struggle of social, environmental, and economic justice 

Project South : (Atlanta, GA) Developing leaders through community building projects

Public Citizen : Protecting Health, Safety, and Democracy

Rhizome Collective :  We believe that all struggles against oppression and for self-determination are connected, and that it is important to construct viable alternatives while simultaneously fighting for social justice. 

School of Unity and Liberation : (Oakland, CA)  Working to lay the groundwork for a strong social justice movement by supporting the development of a new generation of organizers rooted in a systemic change analysis

Sista II Sista : (Brooklyn, NY)  A collective of working-class young and adult black and latina women building together to model a society based on liberation and love

smartMeme Strategy & Training Project:  Building movements and amplifying the impact of grassroots organizing with new strategy and training resources, values based communications, collaborations, and meme campaigning 

Solid Ground : (Seattle, WA)  Dedicated to achieving a just and caring community, free from poverty, prejudice and neglect

Take Back the Land :   We must protect people by elevating housing to the level of a human right

Tim Wise:    Among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S.

United States Social Forum   Provides a space to build relationships, learn from each others experiences, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, and bring renewed insight and inspiration to social movement organizations

United Workers: (Baltimore, MD) A human rights organization led by low-wage workers and focused on leadership development

The Yestermorrow Design/Build School:  A dynamic learning community exploring and teaching the integrated creative process of designing and building a sustainable future

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Mill Creek Farm is an educational urban farm located in West Philadelphia that is dedicated to improving local access to fresh produce, building a healthy community and environment, and promoting a just and sustainable food system.

All charitable donations are tax-deductible. The Mill Creek Farm is a program of A Little Taste of Everything, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.