Change Accelerator Intro

The From the Ground Up Change Accelerator The Impact Hub Berkeley’s “From the Ground Up” (FtGU) is a four part, year-long program that brings together multi-stakeholder organizations working in sustainable food and agriculture to collaborate on joint initiatives. The change accelerator combines dynamic working groups, public-facing education programs, and community building events to drive systemic […]

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From Local to Global – Shifting the Conversation to Small-Scale Farmers

Think. Shop. Buy. Local. This slogan is likely familiar to you by now. You’ve also probably witnessed local farmer’s markets sprout up around your neighborhood or had a friend tell you about the benefits of buying local. Across North America over the past few years there has been a remarkable surge of interest in eating […]

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What Your Chocolate Says About Farmer Voice, Agency, and Marketing

This piece isn’t about Hershey’s, Cargill, Nestle, nor any other mass producers of chocolate flavored candy. It isn’t about the rampant cacao slavery in West Africa, or even about the farmer’s implicit invisibility in modern Mega-Bulk cacao trading. I’m talking about our chocolate champions, the Dandelions and the TCHOs, masters of taste and fair trade […]

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