Castanea Fellowship

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The Castanea Fellowship envisions a racially just, culturally rooted, sustainable, and healthy food system for children, families, and all communities. Our fellowship program roots leadership development in liberatory practices, supporting established leaders ready to deepen the impact of their vision.

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Rooted WisdomPodcast

Discover the fundamental values of food. Join Aileen Suzara in her kitchen as she facilitates conversation between BIPOC food leaders and producers around universal ideas rooted in ancestral wisdom. In each episode, a local farmer, journalist, doctor, educator, strategist, and artist will impart personal experiences and ideas to participate in your local food system, advocate for global food sovereignty, and sow a more resilient, empowering, just and equitable future.


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MEET THE CASTANEA FELLOWS

Meet the established rural, urban, and tribal leaders across the United States committed to building a healthier, more sustainable, and equitable food system for children, families, and all of our communities.

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THE SELECTION COMMITTEE

Castanea Fellows were selected through the support of a diverse Selection Committee. Learn more about the experts who helped us pick the Castanea Fellows for 2019 & 2020.

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You can stay in touch with the latest developments, opportunities, and stories from the Castanea community. Hear about relevant programs, thought pieces, new information, and more.

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SUPPORT THE CASTANEA FELLOWSHIP

Join the numerous foundations, nonprofit, and business leaders in this multi-sector collaborative committed to shaping an equitable future for food. Grants, gifts, and individual donations are welcome.
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