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December 2009 California Food and Justice Coalition Newsletter

December 2009 California Food and Justice Coalition Newsletter

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California Food & JusticeCoalition
:: December 2009 Newsletter ::
:: Events and Announcements:: In the News:: Grants & Fundraising Opportunities:: Jobs & Internships ____________________________________________________________ 
 Events and Announcements:: The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the USDA will hold a series of publichearings around the country on anti-trust violations,
i.e. corporate dominance infood and agriculture, in 2010. Members of the public are urged to submit lettersto the DOJ about their experience of corporate concentration in the foodsystem by Dec. 31, 2009. This is a great opportunity to challenge the strangle-hold held by Monsanto, Smithfield, Cargill, Tyson, ADM, etc.
To get tips on how tobest get your stories to the DOJ, go to:http://usfoodcrisisgroup.org/
:: Californians for Pesticide Reform Annual Meeting, “Healthy Harvest: From Fieldto Table,”
co-hosted by Pesticide Watch Education Fund will take place
atSacramento City College on March 20th, with events on March 19th as well.Early registration is $20. For more info or to register:www.pesticidewatch.org/conference
San Diego Natural History Museum is hosting Sustainable Planet: Food LectureSeries.
Lecture topics are:
Ecology of Soil: A Public Health Concern
, on Jan. 12,
Victory Gardens: Join the Garden Revolution
on March 2, and
DevelopingSustainable Foodsheds
on May 4. $5 per lecture. For more info:www.sdnhm.org/education/sustainable.html  ____________________________________________________________ 
In the News:: Congratulations to the Movement Generation delegation to Copenhagen
for their 
amazing work to amplify grassroots voices calling for “system change — not climate change” and hold industialized countries responsible for their climate debt.
To read their blog, go to:www.movementgeneration.org/blog
:: USDA studying / promoting hoop houses.
The National Resource ConservationService, through the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food initative will be offeringgrants to farmers, in CA and 38 other states, interested in extending their growing season. Over the course of three years, NRCS will study theeffectiveness of hoop houses in reducing pesticide use, keeping vital nutrients inthe soil, extending the growing season, and increasing yields. For more info andto see a video of the new hoop house at the White House garden:http://tinyurl.com/ybsrxx7
:: Mobilization for Climate Justice protest at Chevron in San Ramon coincidedwith first day of Copenhagen negotiations.
31 were arrested at the non-violentcivil disobedience to protest Chevron’s global destruction of communities, theenvironment and the global climate.
For more info:http://tinyurl.com/y9zxjsv ____________________________________________________________ 
 Grants and Fundraising Opportunities...not much to report here...:: Scholarships to the Small Farms Conference
taking place in San Diego fromFeb. 28-March 2, 2010 are available to small farmers with limited means, as wellas agriculture students and farmers’ market managers until January 8th. For more info:http://tinyurl.com/yj2u4wx ___________________________________________________________ 
 Jobs and Internships:: CAFF Seeks Local Food Systems Program Coordinator,
based at CAFF’s Davisoffice. Must have a BA or BS and 3-5 years of experience in the non-profit or agricultural sector. For more info:www.caff.org/jobs/employment.shtml
:: International Rescue Committee San Diego
seeking Manager for Food Securityand Community Health Program. Successful applicants shoud have a Masters inCommunity Development, Public Health or related field, at least 3 years workingwith food security or community health programming, demonstratedexperience managing staff and success in designing and achieving advocacyinitiatives/goals, experience working with community-based collaboratives anddiverse, low-income communities. To apply, go tohttp://tinyurl.com/yenr2w7
:: The Treasure Island Job Corp Community Farm
is seeking a Farm Coordinator 
to supervise construction of the new farm. For more information:
If you would like to apply, send a cover letter,references and resume towillow@cityslickerfarms.org
Californians for Pesticide Reform, in San Francisco, is seeking aCampaigner/Organizer
to engage, coordinate and organize member groups inCPR campaigns, mobilize and build CPR membership, and work in a teamsetting to develop and implement the coalition’s statewide program. Based inSF,$37-43K, DOE. For more info:www.pesticidereform.org/article.php?list=type&type=69
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School in Glendale, CA is seeking a part-timegarden teacher.
Successful applicants should be an adventurous soul who canlead the kids and harness their enthusiasm and help instill in them theexcitement, adventure and responsibility that is a garden. For more information,contact Judy Reilly Brousseau, judy@hyperimage.netor Mike Budzik,spyfilms@earthlink.net
The ClimateWorks Foundation seeks a Program Officer with climate policyexpertise
to provide institutional development and sector-based strategysupport for the ClimateWorks Network. The candidate will focus on the designand implementation of domestic climate policy commitments, in conjunctionwith international climate commitments, and domestic and internationalpolicies to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).For more in and to apply, visitwww.cearecruiting.com
:: Live Earth Farm in Central California has an Organic Farm Apprenticeshipbeginning in January, 2010.
Prior experience is required and a desire toparticipate in all activities on the farm is a must. This is an opportunity for thoseintending to pursue farming as a career path. The position lasts until midNovember. For more info:www.LiveEarthFarm.net
:: Riverhill Farm in Nevada City is offering six internships for 2010.
Internsparticipate in all aspects of the farm from seeding to harvest. Through thedevelopment of practical farming skills, special intern projects, directedreadings, discussion and time set aside for more formal learning, interns gain theskills necessary to gain permanent work on a farm or, with enough preparation,start their own farm. For more info:http://www.riverhillfarm.com/
:: Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills is seeking Agriculture Journeyman Farmer.
Theposition is a farmer-in-training position for someone with previous farmingexperience. The Journeyman Farmer works in conjunction with the AgricultureManager on field and greenhouse production for the CSA, the CommunityServices Agency of Mountain View, camp programs, and farmers’ market.

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