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Rachel’s Network Supports Community Food Hub in Richmond, CA

Rachel’s Network Supports Community Food Hub in Richmond, CA

Six years ago, Urban Tilth took a neglected three-acre plot of land in North Richmond and turned it into a flourishing and productive farm for the community. Now, they are working to purchase the land they’ve been leasing and expand programing and infrastructure. Rachel’s Network provided a grant to Urban Tilth to help make this vision a reality.

Water Rights Advocate Maria Herrera Wins Inaugural Rachel’s Network Catalyst Award

Water Rights Advocate Maria Herrera Wins Inaugural Rachel’s Network Catalyst Award

Rachel’s Network announced that it has awarded safe drinking water advocate Maria Herrera with its inaugural Catalyst Award. Maria has devoted her career to addressing drinking water challenges in disadvantaged and rural farmworker communities. As the manager of community engagement and planning at Self-Help Enterprises, she and her team pioneered the Rural Communities Water Managers Leadership Institute, a program that helps communities in the San Joaquin Valley engage with and influence regional water planning and sustainability programs.

Rachel’s Network Partners with Plate to Politics to Support Women’s Empowerment in Rural Communities

Rachel’s Network Partners with Plate to Politics to Support Women’s Empowerment in Rural Communities

Rachel’s Network has partnered with the Women, Food and Agriculture Network’s (WFAN) Plate to Politics program to help rural women access the leadership training and networks to advance their political careers. The grant will fund two training sessions in the fall and spring for over 50 women passionate about healthy food and farming to ramp up their leadership in their communities and give them tools to run for public office.

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