Application deadline September 16th!

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What does the Castanea Fellowship have to offer leaders and the food system space? A fellowship that is rooted in liberatory leadership and power & movement building. A diverse cohort of visionary changemakers in the food system. An experience grounded …

Welcome Our 2022 Cohort Selection Committee!

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We’re honored to have such a dynamic community dedicated to helping us select the next cohort of fellows. Coming from diverse fields and different parts of the country, we’re lucky to have such an inspiring group of leaders working alongside …

How do we build power together? With food, with laughter, and with deep personal connections

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If we’re going to build a new and better world, we need spaces that allow us to show up as our whole selves and that allow us to create joy in food system movements. At Castanea, liberatory leadership means co-creating …

Cohort 3 Informational Webinar Available to View

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Last week, we had an incredible turnout for our informational webinar. Many thanks to everyone who registered and made it to the webinar. And eternal gratitude to our fellows, Tavia, Helga, and shane, for sharing your stories. If you missed …

Who is the Castanea Fellowship for?  Read Our Impact Report

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Our fellows represent a wide range of sectors, identities, and geographies. Their work ranges from farmers to healthcare professionals to policy advocates. To find out more about the work that the Castanea Fellowship has been doing, check out our impact …

Castanea Application Webinar Next Week

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What can you expect from the Castanea Fellowship experience? Place-based immersions to stretch your imagination and an opportunity to build solidarity and power with folks on the ground doing amazing food sovereignty work. Cohorts 1 and 2 spent time with …

Director Krysten Aguilar Named as Atlantic Fellow for Racial Equity

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2022 Atlantic Fellowship Class Announced From Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity website: This week, we welcomed our fifth cohort of Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity—20 racial equity leaders working across South Africa and the United States to build worlds where …

August 25: Cohort 3 Informational Webinar

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August 25 WebinarWant to know more about Castanea Fellowship? Register for our webinar! Join Castanea staff and past fellows on August 25th at 10-11:30 pst as we give an overview of the program, the application process, and fellows’ experiences in …

Applications open for Castanea Cohort 3!

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click here to ApplyI had a realization of feeling moved and inspired and joyful in the fellowship. It’s something that can follow us throughout our lives, and if anything, feels even more poignant now than before, as it’s easier to …

Mahfam Malek Named Program Director

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We’re proud to announce that after an extensive search, we have found our Program Director, Mahfam Malek! Mahfam (they/them) has held various roles in justice movements over the years, including facilitator, somatic coach, non-profit staff of many stripes, social justice-oriented …