November 26: Radical Food Justice 101 and Gardening 101! Occupy Yesler Terrace!

Saturday, November 26th from 10am-3pm at Ground Up Yesler.

Come learn from youth leaders and adult allies who have been working hard for food justice from the ground up at Seattle’s historic Yesler Terrace. Come dressed for the weather and ready for hard work (Seattle layers y’all)!

From 10am-12pm we’ll learn some Composting and Winterizing 101 skills from GroundUP youth leaders, and take a break for a 1/2 hour lunch…

…and regroup at 12:30pm for a creative crash course in Food Justice 101 from C.R.A.V.E. youth leaders and spend the rest of the day (until 3pm) collaborating on a creative mural project that will be installed in GroundUP’s historic garden!

Come join us and get some radical Food Justice 101 and Gardening 101 lessons by some amazing youth leaders, community organizers, and adult allies! Give back to grassroots food justice programs while getting a powerful education and OCCUPY YESLER TERRACE!

More Info Here:

GroundUP Organics is an urban agriculture, food justice and food literacy program for youth, young adults and special populations located in the heart of the city of Seattle, WA. Youth ages 14-19 work together to learn about the soil, themselves and the connections we all have to each other and our community.

Stay tuned to GroundUP’s blog here at

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CRAVE: Cultivating Radical Activism, Vitality, and Education – A grassroots food justice movement growing youth leadership with critical analysis, creative art, & direct action in South Seattle, WA, USA…and beyond

Stay tuned to CRAVE’s blog at

and here on FB at

Hope to see you there! Spread the word!

(206) 553-9338

2 Responses to November 26: Radical Food Justice 101 and Gardening 101! Occupy Yesler Terrace!

  • John Ellis says:

    Having ran “Nature’s Way Natural Food Store” for 10 years, my thought is, if you eat out of the supermarket and put nothing in your grocery cart that is more the 10% of calories fat, you will be 95% of the way to a perfect diet and enjoy near perfect health. For it will cause you to avoid all junk food, all fast food restaurants and to greatly increase whole unprocessed food in your family’s diet.

    For most vegetarians have over 40% fat in their diet, just like the average American and suffer the same health problems.

    Then again, if your like me a perfection nut — here comes things most absolute:

    Eat nothing processed by man or animal. Only whole foods, as grown, with none of the bulk, fiber, vitamins, minerals or complex carbohydrates refined out.

    80% complex carbohydrates, 10% protean and 10% fat

    Yes organic is better, but health wise, my experience is that its only 1% better.

    Breakfast: fresh fruit over oatmeal

    Dinner: Stew of lentils, natural brown rich and vegetables

    Two meals a day, drink only water, no snacks.

  • John Ellis says:

    Reflect for a moment on our four class society, as shown below, and get a good sense of the grand scheme of things.

    .01% High Society (80% of wealth)
    10% Country Club class (10% of wealth)
    40% Educated Middle-class (10% of wealth)
    50% Laboring class (impoverished slaves)

    Now it cannot be denied that a whole lot of caring and sharing is going on in Empire USA, problem is, all of it is so severely restricted that none of it crosses class lines. A good example is my half century of earning laboring class pay and not once being invited into an Educated Middle-class home for a social conversation.

    For the root cause of such mutual gratification, this is the ingrate illusion that life is not a free gift from nature, but an “unalienable right “ due and owed to us by nature. A conviction that gives such a lover of darkness no choice put to feel that he deserves the food and wealth needed to live, which gives birth to the grand illusion that he deserves to “self-actualize, Be All You Can Be,” to earn all you can earn, take all you can take, own all you can own and to be a dictator over all that you own.

    Truth is, this day of life is more then anyone deserves, which means that everything we own belongs to those who have less then us, the conviction of which makes us feel most guilty if ever we miss an opportunity to give all we can give. Therefore,

    In effect, and in actuality, this day of life is more then anyone deserves.
    Therefore, everything we own belongs to those who have less then us.