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 …

How Do You Say Goodbye to Something You Love?

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What I love about Castanea Fellowship is that it is a hopeful promise for the future of foodways.  Just take a look at the twenty-four current Castanea Fellows. Each of them embodies an experience faced within collective efforts to shift …

Announcing the 2020 Castanea Fellows!

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Media release: For Immediate Release, April 28, 2020 Castanea Fellowship Selects 12 Visionary Food Justice Leaders as its 2020 Cohort Leaders respond to COVID-19 with food system and racial equity expertise, defending an essential resource for our nation’s most vulnerable …

Ramadan Mubarak

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Did you know I’ll be fasting for the next 30 days? I have not always been public about my fasting, but it is my most consistent practice as a Muslim, as I have performed this annual ritual since the age …

Announcing the 2019 Castanea Fellows!

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After an outpouring of interest, the Castanea Fellowship has selected both its 2019 and 2020 cohorts. More than 400 applications were received, and our Selection Committee participated in about 100 video interviews. The leaders selected as Castanea Fellows signify hope …