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Founded in March 2020, The Cooperative Gardens Commission (CGC), is a grassroots collective working toward food sovereignty in response to the COVID19 pandemic and persistent injustice. #coopgardens

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Crops NJ, growing #foodsecurity !!

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#foodsovereignty

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Pamela Barroso | Pittsburgh, PA | Featured Seed Hub Seeds Distributed to 30 People Networked with 5 Organizations Challenge: I have been a passive gardener…

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Join the Call! 8pm EST tomorrow night, Monday 1/18/21. It is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a good reminder of our priorities and goals.…

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1 week 2 days ago

Now is the time to plan to cultivate as much nutrient dense food as possible We can do this together! Now is the time for…

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1 week 3 days ago

...In India, as with solidarity protests in California, agricultural laborers who find work on farms have joined in with those owning farms or leasing land…

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1 week 5 days ago

🌱🌱🌱🌱🌱 "This will include teaching students how to source foods locally, show respect for different food cultures, prepare nutritious, immune-boosting meals in bulk, and to…

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1 week 6 days ago

Global Village Farms | Grafton, MA | Featured Seed Hub Seeds Distributed to 110 People Networked with 12 Organizations Note: Thanks for seeds, I can’t…

Cooperative Gardens Commission

Cooperative Gardens Commission

2 weeks 15 hours ago

Gratitude to everyone who has volunteered time with CGC! In 2020 we logged over 3,000 hours, mainly in Seed Distribution. Over the course of the…

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Cooperative Gardens Commission

2 weeks 4 days ago

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Cooperative Gardens Commission

Community
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Founded in March 2020, The Cooperative Gardens Commission (CGC), is a grassroots collective working toward food sovereignty in response to the COVID19 pandemic and persistent injustice. #coopgardens

Cooperative Gardens Commission

Cooperative Gardens Commission

16 hours 38 minutes ago

Crops NJ, growing #foodsecurity !!

Cooperative Gardens Commission

1 day 11 hours ago

#foodsovereignty

Cooperative Gardens Commission

Cooperative Gardens Commission

4 days 17 hours ago

Pamela Barroso | Pittsburgh, PA | Featured Seed Hub

Seeds Distributed to 30 People
Networked with 5 Organizations
Challenge: I have been a passive gardener in the past and now I am working toward developing growing information, understanding planning systems and educational resources to support the community growing needs or questions. At the same time I am learning how to save seeds. This has been a learning curve to learn but am getting better at understanding how to share this knowledge and appreciate the opportunity to have CGC support me in this endeavor.

I had some elderly patrons express interest in learning go to grow container gardens in order to eat more nutritious from home.“

Apply to Start a Seed Hub in Your Community Today! Visit our link in the profile!

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1 week 9 hours ago

Join the Call! 8pm EST tomorrow night, Monday 1/18/21. It is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a good reminder of our priorities and goals.
End #foodapartheid grow #foodsecurity and #foodsovereignity
Click the link in our bio to register🌱

2021 is filled with challenges and opportunities. We hope you’ll join the call. Feel free to invite friends, family, collaborators and colleagues. Now’s the time!

The Cooperative Gardens Commission has had a busy first year, starting with a simple conference call on March 20th, 2020, days after the country began locking down. In less than nine months, through the hard work and dedication of hundreds of volunteers, we've grown into something special.
So far CGC has provided free seeds to at least 12,000 gardens via 257 local seed hubs in 41 states. 
We've also built a strong, consensus-based collective working on a range of issues and supporting local movements in their struggles for food sovereignty. 

Our full 44-page 2020 report — available at the link in our bio— aims to detail where CGC has been, where we're going, and how you can get involved!

Cooperative Gardens Commission

Cooperative Gardens Commission

1 week 2 days ago

Now is the time to plan to cultivate as much nutrient dense food as possible
We can do this together!
Now is the time for a dedicated, collective effort to cultivate as much nutrient dense food as possible. Globally, the number of people approaching starvation rose 40% in the last year, from 135 to 270 million. The UN held a special session in December 2020, the first ever to address a pandemic, in which food security and humanitarian needs were deemed a priority. “Famine is literally on the horizon,” said David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme.

To date CGC has provided free seeds to an estimated 12,000 gardens via 257 local seed hubs in 41 states.

Cooperative Gardens Commission (CGC) started in March 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CGC is a decentralized collective of volunteers working to increase community food production, resource-sharing, and food sovereignty especially in communities that were struggling before the pandemic.

Get involved today!

#SeedCoopGardens

#FoodJustice #FoodSovereignty #FoodSecurity #Gratitude #GrowingTogether Addressing #FoodApartheid #CommunityGrowing

Photo By MKJ for the Organic Farm at @evergreenstcol 2015

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1 week 3 days ago

...In India, as with solidarity protests in California, agricultural laborers who find work on farms have joined in with those owning farms or leasing land to farm on. Farmers have also found support in workers across sectors, and from the children of farmers and agricultural laborers who themselves no longer work the land.

“There is a solidarity here that is extremely powerful between farmers and farmworkers,” Singh says. “Normally you have class and caste cleavages, but right now you have people coming together to say ‘this issue affects us all.’”...

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1 week 5 days ago

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"This will include teaching students how to source foods locally, show respect for different food cultures, prepare nutritious, immune-boosting meals in bulk, and to work with local health departments to insure safety in multiple cooking environments. It’s also crucial that culinary students learn to navigate the waters of nonprofit funding and government contracting, how to manage volunteers, and even how to use social media to inspire and enlist community support.

For too long, culinary schools have focused on the art of cooking. Now is the time for them to inspire a new generation of chefs to use the power of food, and their kitchens, to uplift, heal, and rebuild their communities in the worst of times and the best of times."

Cooperative Gardens Commission

Cooperative Gardens Commission

1 week 6 days ago

Global Village Farms | Grafton, MA | Featured Seed Hub

Seeds Distributed to 110 People
Networked with 12 Organizations
Note: Thanks for seeds, I can’t wait to another year of sharing love and life!
Challenge: The pandemic
What Worked: People where exited about seeds more than ever this year.

Apply to Start a Seed Hub in Your Community Today!
Visit CoopGardens.com and click the link featured near the top.

If you have seeds to donate, please email CooperativeGardens@gmail.com
We are ever on the lookout for non-gmo, nutrient dense, responsibly and ethically sourced seeds!

Cooperative Gardens Commission

Cooperative Gardens Commission

2 weeks 15 hours ago

Gratitude to everyone who has volunteered time with CGC! In 2020 we logged over 3,000 hours, mainly in Seed Distribution. Over the course of the first 4 months of the existence of CGC, the Seed Distribution working group developed a process for acquiring free seeds, identifying and engaging a network of Seed Distribution Hubs, packaging and shipping seed packages that represented the highest nutrition content and most plant diversity possible.
The program we developed could be easily modified to the specific needs of the seed hub, acknowledging the cultural preferences of and resources available to the Seed Hubs.

Please note: The hours shown here for Seed Distribution reflect the Philadelphia Seed Club. Estimating each one of the 257 seed hub hours would be a worthy, and mind-boggling endeavor!! (Yes, that is a dare to track hours)

The time to plan for food security is now! Help us increase our number of Seed Hubs by 50% in 2021!! Visit: CoopGardens.com/working-groups. and/or Email: CooperativeGardens@gmail.com Subject: Help Seed Hubs

#Gratitude for Seed Distribution

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