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47 minutes | Jun 24, 2018
54 Niaz Dorry on organizing for land food and sea food, and organizing at the speed of trust
Niaz Dorry moved to Glauster, Massachusetts, the oldest settled fishing port in the United States, in 1994, and she has been working with small-scale, traditional, and indigenous fishing communities in the U.S. and around the globe ever since. After a working as an environmental justice organizer in Greanpeace’s toxics campaigns, she started working on fisheries issues. She’s been organizing with the fishing families of the North Atlantic Marie Alliance since 2008, advancing the rights and ecological benefits of the small-scale fishing communities as a means of protecting global marine biodiversity. This year, NAMS and the National Family Farm Coalition decided to join forces and share leadership, with Niaz as their director. She is currently on a national tour of farms and fishing communities to kick of this joint effort. I spoke with Niaz just before she left on tour. Here’s my conversation with Niaz Dorry. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | May 12, 2018
53 Janaki Jagannath on an ecological approach to environmental justice in the San Joaquin Valley
Janaki Jagannath is the former Coordinator at the Community Alliance for Agroecology, a coalition of community-based organizations in the San Joaquin Valley of California that work to advance agricultural and environmental policy towards justice for communities bearing the burden of California’s food system. Prior to this, she worked at California Rural Legal Assistance in Fresno, enforcing labor standards and environmental justice protections such as access to clean drinking water for farmworker communities. Janaki has assisted in curriculum development for the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems degree at UC Davis and has farmed diversified and orchard crops across the state, including conducting training at the Refugee Entrepreneurial Agriculture Project in San Diego County. Janaki holds a B.S. in Agricultural Development from UC Davis and a producers’ certification in Ecological Horticulture from UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology. She is currently pursuing her J.D. at King Hall. In this episode, Janaki talks to Devon about organizing in the San Joaquin Valley, building movements in the legacy of the United Farm Workers, and an ecological approach to environmental justice. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | Apr 9, 2018
52 M. Jahi Chappell on Beginning to End Hunger
M. Jahi Chappell is a political agroecologist with training in ecology and evolutionary biology, science and technology studies, and chemical engineering. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) at Coventry University, and a Fellow of Food First.Jahi has recently published a book called Beginning to End Hunger: Food and the Environment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and Beyond. It is rooted in his field research in Belo Horizonte over more than a decade, and presents a far-reaching analysis of how to end hunger, what is keeping us as a society from doing it, and how we might overcome the many obstacles in our way. Devon spoke to Jahi in the cafeteria of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, during a vibrant symposium on agroecology. We talk about the experience of Belo Horizonte’s massive investment in food security, the expansion of those ideas to Brazil’s Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) programs, and the need to build trust between groups and find common agendas so that we as a movement are ready when political windows open for radical change. Photo courtesy of Cecilia Rocha. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 minutes | Mar 9, 2018
#51 Elizabeth Mpofu of La Via Campesina on peasant leadership and a call to fight together
Elizabeth Mpofu is a the General Coordinator of La Via Campesina, a global coalition of more than 164 farmer organizations from 73 countries. She is also a small-scale farmer in Zimbabwe, the leader of the Zimbabwe Smallholder Farmers’ Forum, and an advisor to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. In this episode, she describes her unexpected path to leadership in the food sovereignty movement, the fight to be respected as peasants around the world, and the struggle for representation of the people most effected by development decisions. We spoke at the Thousand Currents offices in Berkeley last year.Photo: DFID (CC BY 2.0) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
5 minutes | Jan 25, 2018
Announcing Season 6: The Movement Builders
We're excited to announce season 6 of Delicious Revolution! Just about every one of the fifty episodes we’ve done so far touches on movement. Listening back to these recordings, I feel like I’m listening in on many lifetimes of experience building movements. I think it’s time to take on movement building head-on for a season. We’ll bring you interviews with organizers and activists, and get deep into what it means to build a movement. Photo: Sana Javeri Kadri (She's Delicious Revolution interview number 50!) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53 minutes | Nov 6, 2017
#50 Sana Javeri Kadri on decolonization as a series of questions
#50 Sana Javeri Kadri on decolonization as a series of questions by Chelsea Wills and Devon Sampson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56 minutes | Oct 23, 2017
#49 Karla Diaz on cooking in prison and the migration of food traditions in and out of incarceration
Sana Javeri Kadri is a sometimes salty, permanently hungry, rather creative human. She was raised in post-colonial Bombay, wound up in the produce aisles of California and can be currently found @sanajaverikadri on Instagram or in person wherever there are vegetables to be found. She is also schemer-in-chief for Diaspora Co-Op. In this episode, Sana talks with Chelsea about living between Mumbai and the Bay Area, the role of aesthetics in telling difficult stories, and decolonization as a series of questions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | Oct 9, 2017
#48 Ayhan Aydin on drawing on the richness of immigrant food traditions
Ayhan Aydin is a meal ecologist. His interdisciplinary practice consists of projects that consider art, science and food. He is interested in creating stories through meals and challenging the idea of what a meal is. As a cook, he likes to take ordinary food items and creates something unexpected but still familiar. He is one of the founders of Nordisk Matutveckling AB (Nordic Food Development), a company that creates new food products from Nordic ingredients, applying various culinary traditions to existing foods in order to utilize and repurpose them. His artistic work includes collaborations with OPENrestuarnt, a theater play called “Restaurang Allemansrätten” (the Restaurant Right of Commons) featuring a meal as a central part of the story, and several conceptual dinners. In this episode, Ayhan talks with Devon about making tempeh from Swedish fava beans, what it means to create something new from very old food traditions, and drawing on the richness of immigrant food traditions. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 minutes | Sep 25, 2017
Severine von Tscharner Fleming on building a commons for the future of farming
Severine von Tscharner Fleming is a part-time farmer, activist, and organizer based in the Champlain Valley of New York. She is director of Greenhorns, a grassroots organization with the mission to recruit, promote and support the rising generation of new farmers in America. Severine has spent the last seven years gathering, bundling and broadcasting the voices and vision of young agrarians. Greenhorns runs a weekly radio show on Heritage Radio Network and a popular blog. They produce many kinds of media, from documentary films to almanacs, anthologies, mix-tapes, posters, guidebooks and digital maps. They are best known the documentary film, “The Greenhorns” and the raucous young farmer mixers they've thrown in 37 states and 14 grange halls. Severine is co-founder and board secretary of Farm Hack, an online, open-source platform for appropriate and affordable farm tools and technologies , as well as National Young Farmers Coalition which now boasts 23 state and regional coalitions. She serves on the board of the Schumacher Center for New Economics, which hosts Agrarian Trust, her latest startup, focused on land access for beginning farmers, and permanent protection of affordable organic farmland. Severine attended Pomona College and University of California at Berkeley, where she graduated with a B.S. in Conservation/ Agroecology. In this episode, Severine talks with Devon about young farmers, emerging models for food and land sovereignty, and building a commons for the future of farming. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Sep 11, 2017
#46 Kitazawa Seeds - Maya Shiroyama and Jim Ryugo on 100 years of selling Asian vegetable seeds
Maya Shiroyama and Jim Ryugo run Kitazawa Seeds, a 100-year-old seed distributor based in California that specializes in Asian vegetables. The company was started by Gijiu Kitazawa in 1917, serving mostly Japanese-American gardeners on the West Coast. It closed for four years when the United States government sent Kitazawa and most of his customers to concentration camps during World War Two, and re-opened in 1945 shortly after their release. Maya and Jim had planted the company’s seeds in their home garden for years when a missing seed order led to them buying the company from Kitazawa’s granddaughter in 2000. In this episode, Maya and Jim talk with Devon about the 100-year history of the seed company, the global network of growers that supply their unique inventory of seeds, and the new and old varieties dear to asian-americas gardeners and farmers around the country. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | Aug 28, 2017
#45 Sandor Katz on the relevance of food traditions, and migrating from the city to the country
#45 Sandor Katz on the relevance of food traditions, and migrating from the city to the country by Chelsea Wills and Devon Sampson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57 minutes | Aug 13, 2017
#44 The Peoples Kitchen Collective, from the farm to the kitchen to the table to the street
The People's Kitchen Collective (PKC) works at the intersection of art and activism as a food-centered political education project and cooperative business. Based in Oakland, California, their creative practices reflect the diverse histories and background of collective members Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, Jocelyn Jackson, and Saqib Keval. Written in their family's recipes are maps of migrations and the stories of resilience. It is from this foundation that they create immersive experiences that celebrate centuries of shared struggle. Collectively cooking and sharing food is sanctified and celebrated community work in many cultures. With the passage of time, systems of imperialism--including capitalism and gentrification--have turned cooking into an inaccessible burden. In response to this inequality PKC has been creating accessible, healthy, and loving food spaces since 2007. Active in Oakland since 2011, they are committed to using local and organic ingredients whenever possible and sharing meals with as many people as they can. The goal of The People's Kitchen Collective is to not only fill stomachs but also nourish souls, feed minds, and fuel a movement. In this episode, PKC talks with Chelsea about nourishing a radical, beloved community, and feeding movement from the farm to the kitchen to the table to the street. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Jul 31, 2017
#43 Norma Listman on the meztizaje of food cultures in Mexico and California
Norma Listman is a Mexico City and Oakland-based chef and artist. Her practice is shaped by her heritage, and she is most interested in traditional cooking methods and the historical periods of Mexican gastronomy. Norma’s passion for the preservation of her culture and her father’s life-long work with maize have ignited her interest for working with native varieties of the crop. She began her career in some of the most prestigious restaurants of the Bay Area, managing the nationally acclaimed Camino Restaurant and long-time Bay Area institution BayWolf Restaurant in Oakland, before deciding to follow her passion and become a professional chef. As a food scholar she teaches Mexican culinary techniques at 18 Reasons in San Francisco. She currently lives in Mexico City and is focused on her research on Mexican native corn and nixtamalization. In this episode, Norma talks with Chelsea about preserving traditional corn varieties in a changing cultural and economic landscape, and the meztizaje of food traditions in Mexico and California. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | Jul 17, 2017
DR Special #2 Peter Buckley on blackberries and the challenges and beauty of running a diverse farm
Peter Buckley is a blackberry grower, philanthropist, and co-owner of Front Porch Farm. Peter has had several careers— after closing his law practice in San Francisco, he moved to India to establish a buying agency, and later did the same in Argentina and Brazil. Later, unusual circumstances, luck and friendship resulted in him owning Esprit, a fashion business headquartered in Germany. After meeting Mimi and having two boys in Germany, Peter decided it was time to return to San Francisco. He sold his interests in Esprit and moved to Mill Valley. Together with Mimi they built the Greenwood School (K-8). Peter’s interest in Education lead to co-founding the Center For Ecoliteracy (Berkeley) and commitment to conservation lead to building The David Brower Center (Berkeley) as a home for the environmental community. Peter continued to work with his former business partner Doug Tompkins, building National Parks in Chile and supporting many forms of environmental activism. Embracing the regenerative nature of farming, Peter and Mimi started building farms in Oregon and California. Riverbend Farm and Looking Glass Farm are organic blueberry operations in Oregon, and Front Porch Farm in Healdsburg is a highly diversified farm where Peter and Mimi currently live. Recently, he seems to have taken a great interest in blackberries. In this special summer episode, Devon talks with Peter about blackberries, and about the challenges and beauty of running a diverse farm. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54 minutes | Jul 3, 2017
#42 Dan Imhoff on making agriculture hospitable to wild nature
Dan Imhoff is an author, musician, and artisan food producer who has written for 25 years on ecological sustainability. His books include Farming with the Wild, Food Fight, and Building with Vision. Dan is the president and co-founder of Watershed Media as well as president and a co-founder of the Wild Farm Alliance, a national organization that works to promote agriculture systems that support and accommodate wild nature. He lives on a small homestead farm outside of Healdsburg, California. In this episode, Dan talks to Devon about how the wild got pulled out of farming, how to make farms hospitable to wild nature. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
50 minutes | Jun 19, 2017
#41 Aileen Suzara on decolonizing food traditions, and the power of food and food stories to heal
Aileen Suzara is a land-based educator, eco-advocate, and cook. She was born in Washington, raised mostly on the Big Island of Hawai’i, and is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her family spans the Philippines and North America, and these places define her. While she has spent years working towards building healthier communities, sustainable foods, and environmental justice, she also carries a torch for storytelling and its ability to inspire, move, and transform. Currently, she recently completed a Masters in public health at the University of California, Berkeley’s graduate school of public health and nutrition, and she is also in La Cocina’s kitchen incubator program, where she is starting a food business called Sariwa. She is exploring the potential to lift up traditional Filipino-inspired foodways as one solution towards chronic disease that will also boost ecological health and the livelihood of small farmers. In this interview, Aileen talks with Chelsea about decolonizing food traditions, and the power of food and food stories to heal. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | Jun 5, 2017
#40 Suzi Grady of Petaluma Bounty on addressing the root causes of hunger
#40 Suzi Grady of Petaluma Bounty on addressing the root causes of hunger by Chelsea Wills and Devon Sampson See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | May 22, 2017
#39 Albert Straus on building an organic food system and revitalizing rural communities
Albert Straus is the founder and CEO of Straus Family Creamery and an advocate for organic dairy production, environmental stewardship, and family farms. He grew up on his family’s dairy farm on Tomales Bay, near Point Reyes National Park. He took over management of the farm in the 1970s, and when he founded the creamery in 1994, it was the first 100% certified organic creamery. His business has provided a model for many organic, farm-to-bottle dairy businesses around the world. Albert continues to be a leader in sustainability, with projects that include independent verification that his feed is GMO-free, a methane digester and a water reuse system. His carbon farming program is a model for the Marin Carbon Project and the California Healthy Soils Initiative. At the invitation of Vandana Shiva, he is consulting with farmers in India on organic milk production. In this episode, Albert talks with Devon about building a sustainable, organic food system and revitalizing rural communities. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | May 7, 2017
#38 Annie Somerville of Greens Restaurant on building relationships with farmers and workers
Annie Somerville is the Executive Chef of Greens Restaurant in San Francisco, an innovator of farm-to-table and vegetarian food since 1979. Greens is owned by the San Francisco Zen Center, buys much of their produce from the Zen Center’s Green Gulch farm, and has an exclusively vegetarian menu. The restaurant occupies a decommissioned army pier on the San Francisco Bay with views of the fog rolling into the bay. Annie is the author of two cookbooks, Fields of Greens and Everyday Greens. In this episode, Annie talks with Devon about learning to cook in the Tassajara Zen Monastery, building relationships with farmers, and supporting workers through San Francisco’s housing crisis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | Apr 24, 2017
#37 Nikki Silvestri on soil as a carbon sink and point of engagement for new alliances
Nikki Silvestri is an advocate for climate solutions, heathy food systems, and social change. As the Co-Founder of Live Real and former Executive Director of People's Grocery and Green for All, Nikki has built and strengthened social equity for underrepresented populations in food systems, social services, public health, climate solutions, and economic development. Her many honors include being named one of The Root's 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2014. Nikki is Co-Founder and CEO of Soil and Shadow, a project design and management firm working to support thriving communities, economies, and natural environments. In this episode, Nikki talks with Devon about the ways sequestering carbon in soil present opportunities to forge new alliances, and the need to address our shadow sides to make those alliances work. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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