Ceres stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and those fighting for racial equality today and every day. We are here to listen, to learn, and to try our hardest to be better. Below is a list of resources we want to shine a light on. We are choosing to share these organizations because we believe access to fresh and healthy food is a basic right. Our intent is to share resources from organizations that are fighting injustices occurring in our agricultural systems.
*Front Line Farming https://www.frontlinefarming.org/mission
A food and farmers advocacy group focusing on food growing, education, sovereignty, and justice. Based in the Front Range of Colorado.
*Teens for Food Justice: https://www.teensforfoodjustice.org/
TFFJ trains youth in 21st century hydroponic urban agricultural farming techniques, entrepreneurship, and health/nutrition education and advocacy, empowering them as change agents who can lead themselves and their own food insecure communities towards healthier futures.
*Soul Fire Farms: http://www.soulfirefarm.org/
Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC*-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system.
*Family agriculture Resource Management Source (FARMS) https://www.30000acres.org/
F.A.R.M.S is a legal non-profit, committed to assisting farmers and landowners retain land for future use of next-generation farmers.
*Soil Generation: https://soilgeneration.org/about-us
Soil Generation is a Black & Brown-led coalition of gardeners, farmers, individuals, and community-based organizations working to ensure people of color regain community control of land and food, to secure access to the resources necessary to determine how the land is used, address community health concerns, grow food and improve the environment.
*The Ron Finley Project http://ronfinley.com/
Inspired by the idea of turning unused space such as parkways and vacant lots into fruitful endeavors, this garden and gathering place will be a community hub, where people learn about nutrition and join together to plant, work and unwind.