3rd ANNUAL Global Youth Day of Service
in honor of CESAR CHAVEZ
Saturday, April 27, 2013
10:00 am – 2:00pm
Student Run Salad Bar Comes to Richmond High!
December 4, 2012
Richmond High School, Richmond CA
After Months of careful planning, planting, and organizing, the Richmond High Urban Agriculture Class/Club manifested its’ first ever lunch time salad bar and lemonade stand. Working together with Richmond High Vice Principle Kibby Kleiman and the Richmond High Cafeteria, our food safe salad bar distributed salad bowls and lemonade to over 80 students and faculty during their Wednesday lunch period.
All of the lettuce and lemons used at the stand were grown by the Urban Agriculture Class, at the garden located on campus at Richmond High School! Additionally the students made all of the salad dressings from scratch during class, just before lunch began. Dressings included a non-fat Ranch Dressing made from Greek yogurt, a balsamic vinaigrette, and a honey mustard sauce made from organic mustard, honey, and apple cider vinegar. Chalk one up for the power of youth organizing!
San Francisco Green Festival 2012
November 10 & 11, 2012
SF Concourse Center
Urban Tilth had the honor to participate in this year’s PHENOMENAL San Francisco Green Festival on November 10 & 11, 2012. Our Executive Director, Doria Robinson, participated in a panel “Building REAL Green Jobs in the Bay Area” with Solar Richmond on the Green Business Stage while our crew hosted our 1st Green Festival booth spreading the word about Urban Tilth and Richmond, creating new connections and raising funds to support our work.
Soul Food Eat-In and Screening of Soul Food Junkies
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
On Saturday, November 3, 2012 Urban Tilth led by Ashara Ekundayo inpartnership with the Richmond Faith Initiative’s “A Taste of Health” project hosted a FREE Community Eat-In and community screening of “SOUL FOOD JUNKIES”. We offered up a re-defined Soul Food Brunch (with a Caribbean flair) catered by Sarah Kirnon of Miss Ollie’s, Byron Hurt’s fabulous film, “Soul Food Junkies” and another deep conversation about our relationship with our community, our cultures and our food.
Walk to Nature
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Miller Know Regional Park
As apart of our ReThink You Drink program Urban Tilth joined Youth Enrichment Strategies (Y.E.S.) at their 1st annual Walk to Nature. We set up our Build Your Own Soda Booth, Water Bar and Bike powered Smoothie booth and engaged community members in a deeper conversation about what we drink, how it affects our bodies, mind and overall well-being. Look out for more ReThink Your Drink events in the future.
“Bitter Seeds” Screening
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
On September 19, 2012 over 200 people joined Green for All, Live Real, Hub Oakland and Urban Tilth at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond for Indian food dinner, live Classical Indian vocals by Gautam Tejas Ganeshan, a screening of Bitter Seeds, and a community dialogue about food, farmers, and family and our global connection to each other through the use of genetically modified seeds from U.S. corporations and the controversial Prop 37 ballot initiative.
The Film: Bitter Seeds - Prod & Dir: Micha X. Peled. USA, 2011, 88 min
Bitter Seeds is a vibrant investigation of the predicament of central Indian cotton farmers, caught up in a vicious cycle courtesy of Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds. Refused loans by the banks, the farmers borrow from illegal moneylenders at exorbitant interest and inevitably fall into irredeemable debt, further aggravated by low yields and a need for more fertilizer and water.
For the most desperate, the way out is suicide by drinking pesticide—such deaths now number over 250,000.
The Panel: The screening of Bitter Seeds was followed by a panel discussion. Panelists included: Rajasvini Bhansali of International Development Exchange (IDEX), Gary Ruskin from YES on 37, and Eric Holt-Gimenez from Food First. This event was a deeply moving gathering that helped expand everyone’s knowledge about the real impact of GMO crops and the global fight against their proliferation.
Community Partners: Bay Localize, California Food & Justice Coalition, Deep Waters Dance Theater, Farms to Grow, Food First, Food Shift, Hub Oakland, ITVS, Label GMOs/Yes on Prop 37, Malcolm X Grassroots Alliance, Numi Tea, People’s Grocery, People’s Kitchen, Pesticide Watch Education Fund, Planting Justice, Richmond Food Policy Council, Richmond GROWS Seed Lending Library, Richmond Progressive Alliance, Richmond Rivets,Rooted In Community, San Francisco Green Festival, San Francisco Urban Ag Alliance, Sangati Center, Spiral Gardens, 5% Local Coalition
This event was generously funded by NUTIVA