JUSTICE, EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION

Farms of Amador exists to transform lives and strengthen the community through fresh, local, seasonal food. The only path to achieving this is to make sure that everyone truly does have a seat at the table. Only together on our food justice journey, can we end racism and inequality as we build community around local food.

In the upcoming 2023-2024 season and beyond, we will be focusing on:

  • providing garden and nutrition education to economically disadvantaged schools in Amador
  • getting more fresh, local food into the distribution of a local food pantry
  • having our board of directors complete the Uprooting Racism training
  • transforming food served in school cafeterias towards local foods
  • changing organizational behaviors and conversations to support equity
  • adopting more principles of Community Centric Fundraising
  • expanding farmer training
  • connecting a more diverse group of beginning farmers to resources
SPRING WILD FLOWERS

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Farms of Amador programs take place across Amador County on land that is unceded territory of Native tribes who lived here for thousands of years, and still live here, including the Me-wuk (Northern and Central Miwok) and Washoe. We recognize the painful history of destruction and genocide experienced by these tribes and their ancestral lands.

Food justice is at the core of our mission, and it’s our responsibility to recognize and help dismantle systemic injustices that continue to negatively impact the health and wellness of any members of our community, as well as the land that feeds us.

We are grateful for opportunities to learn from our local tribal members and work collaboratively to bring more health, balance and connection to the people and land of our region.

We invite you to learn more about local tribal members and how to support their tribal sovereignty.

To learn more about the land where you live visit https://native-land.ca/