The 2020 Fellows

Two is Better Than One A Fuller Picture of the Potential


The 2020 Castanea Fellows were selected as leaders who are ready to take steps to build local and regional food sovereignty, addressing urgent and systemic flaws in the food supply system, which, although most visible in times of crisis, were embedded in centuries old structural racism and colonization, initiated with the nation’s founding.

2020 Fellows

Alex Askew
BCAGlobal, New York, NY

Shane Bernardo
Food As Healing, Detroit, MI

Shantell Bingham
Cultivate Charlottesville, Charlottesville,VA

Tavia Benjamin
Independent Consultant, Durham, NC

Kelly Carlisle
Acta Non Verba, Oakland, CA

Anthony Chang
Kitchen Table Advisors, San Francisco, CA

Helga Garza
Agri-Cultura Cooperative, Albuquerque, NM

Deepa Iyer
 Ayeko Farm, Enumclaw, WA

Chris Newman
Sylvanaqua Farms, Montross, VA

Jose Oliva
HEAL Food Alliance, Chicago, IL

Esperanza Pallana
Community Vision, Oakland, CA

Bren Smith
GreenWave, New Haven, CT

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