Agriculture Projects

To find information about Earth Island sponsored projects, please use the focus area buttons or the alphabetical list below.

While our understanding of the food system is evolving, so is our growing awareness of communities’ need to connect with local food and fiber sheds – and in some locales, a need to literally build food systems from the ground up. Our projects support equitable food systems, promoting healthy plant cultivation, food production and food distribution.

CaliforniaClimateandAgricultureNetwork

California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) is a coalition of sustainable and organic farming organizations that advocate for state and federal...

CastaneaFellowship

The Castanea Fellowship is a fellowship for established leaders working at the intersections of food, health, environment, agriculture, regional econom...

CultivateOregon

Cultivate Oregon is a woman-led organization of farmers and educators focusing on regenerative agriculture issues and building local seed and food syst...

EcovetGlobal

Ecovet Global brings a veterinary lens to environmental challenges that affect humans, animals, and ecosystems. By improving the health and well-being ...

EcoVillageFarmLearningCenter

EcoVillage Farm Learning Center is a community-based farm in Richmond, California, that promotes sustainable urban agriculture, hands-on environmental ...

FoodCultureCollective

The Food Culture Collective is a community of play democratizing food culture to feed our collective healing and transformation. Including food workers...

FoodShift

Food Shift reduces food waste, nourishes neighbors, and provides jobs. Food Shift’s social enterprise kitchen recovers food that would otherwise go t...

FriendsofAlemanyFarm

Friends of Alemany Farm is a grassroots, community-based project that manages the horticulture, volunteer, and educational programs at Alemany Farm, a ...

FriendsofMuonde

Friends of Muonde supports locally driven efforts to foment creativity and sustainable development in the Mazvihwa and neighboring areas of south centr...

GardenfortheEnvironment

Garden for the Environment (GFE) is San Francisco’s dedicated site for gardening and composting education. GFE teaches people about the environment ...

MississippiFarmtoSchoolNetwork

The Mississippi Farm to School Network connects farmers with schools to bring Mississippi-grown products into school cafeterias. The project advocates ...

SaveOurSoil

Save Our Soil works to stop the use of hazardous and industrial wastes in fertilizer, soil amendments, and animal feeds because of their impacts on hum...

UrbanBeet

Led by 2020 Brower Youth Award winner Chander Payne, Urban Beet builds urban farms for people experiencing homelessness and schools in underprivileged ...

WestCountyDIGS

West County DIGS supports school gardens in West Contra Costa, California, by providing resources, curriculum, advocacy, partnerships, and more. West C...

Women’sClimateCentersInternational

Women’s Climate Centers International (WCCI), led by a partnership of women development professionals in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, and the United ...