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 …

Kauai Partners

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JOSH MORI Nā Mahi Ho’okō A’e Iwikua Developing Kamaʻāina by empowering current and future generations to be culturally centered life-long learners and to fulfill active roles in the community as teachers, leaders, and farmers. Utilizing hands-on education rooted in traditional …

Impact Report 2022

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Castanea Fellowship 2022 Impact report tells our story so far. Read about how we bridged connections virtually, our unforgettable immersions, and our plans for the future as we relaunch our programs. Download

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 …

Castanea Fellowship Podcast ‘Rooted Wisdom’ Now Available!

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Rooted Wisdom is here! Join us as BIPOC food leaders from different industries come together to explore universal values rooted in ancestral wisdom. Listen in as Aileen Suzara gathers guests in her kitchen to share personal stories and first-hand insight about our local …

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 …