Other Worlds: Harvesting Justice

Mar 20, 2014

We know you care about what you eat, how it was produced, and who was harmed or who benefited in the process. Everywhere, people like you are reclaiming the food system from multinational agribusiness and putting it back in the hands of small farmers, low-income families, farmworkers, guardians of Native culture, and health-conscious communities. Many of these stories are documented in our new 140-page book, Harvesting Justice: Transforming Food, Land, and Agricultural Systems in the Americas. The result of five years of research and interviews from throughout the hemisphere, the book describes strategies to achieve food justice and food sovereignty. An appendix and popular education curriculum offer hundreds of concrete ways to learn more and get involved.

Winona LaDuke, Anishinaabe environmentalist, said, “If our people want to eat twenty years from now, we will need food justice. The stories and the vision shared in Harvesting Justice inspire and inform that work. I’m grateful for the storytellers and those whose hands are on the earth.”

You can download a free pdf of Harvesting Justice here and read more about it here.

The book is a part of Other Worlds’ Harvesting Justice project, which promotes and defends land, water, small-scale agriculture, food sovereignty, and land-based and indigenous peoples. We work with groups in the global South that are at the cutting edge of the food sovereignty movement, and carry their stories to the US. We help make their models and strategies available to groups engaged in food systems change work. And we work to educate the general public in the US, especially through inspiring stories, to catalyze activism.


Crowdfunding Campaign

We want to send our book for free to CSAs, schools, community centers, libraries, and activists across the country. Providing this resource to those at the frontlines, and inspiring and educating others who are just joining in, are ways to honor and grow the just food and agriculture movement. Donations from $10 up receive great perks, including copies of Harvesting Justice for yourself, our newest book Fault Lines: Views Across Haiti’s Divide, heirloom seed packets, and shout-outs on our social media sites! View our Harvesting Justice video and support our crowdfunding campaign here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/harvesting-justice.