Rooted in Community
The Rooted In Community National Network (RIC) is a national grassroots network that empowers young people to take leadership in their own communities. We are a diverse movement of youth and adults working together and committed to fostering healthy communities and food justice through urban and rural agriculture, community gardening, food security, and related environmental justice work.
At the annual National RIC Conference, young people gain knowledge and skills to advocate for themselves and their communities.
Complete list of ric 2011 Organizations
Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (Host)
Health Promotion Council: Philadelphia Urban Food & Fitness Alliance
Seeds for Learning Farm at MLK High School
Federation of Neighborhood Centers
Philadelphia Horticulture Society
Marathon Farm : North Philly Green
Weavers Way Community Programs
Farm Fresh Choice/ Ecology Center
Community Services Unlimited Inc.
Alameda Point Collaborative
WSU King County Extension
AgCulture - Urban Dreams
Angelic Organics Learning Center: Roots & Wings
Community Food Bank Youth Farm Project
Anathoth Community Garden
La Semilla Food Center
New Mexico Acequia Association
GRUB/S Plains Food Bank Inc.
The Hartford Food System
Lots to Gardens
Alan Day Community Garden
Toxic Soil Busters
The Food Project
East New York Farms!
Massachusetts Avenue Project/Growing Green
Slow Food USA
AUNI is one example of a community organization in Philadelphia that is apart of RIC. AUNI youth are hosting the 13th annual RIC national conference this summer 2011. See what RIC youth around the country like AUNI are doing in their community and WHAT YOU CAN DO!
The Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative is a program of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania.
Read the book, Food Justice
By Robert Gottlieb & Anupama Joshi
A movement for food justice has emerged in recent years in the U.S. and around the world seeking to transform the food system from seed to table. Food Justice tells the story of this emerging movement. The book profiles dynamic food justice groups and organizing efforts, the emerging new politics around food, and a transformation of the language and understanding about food, from how food is grown to why eating has become a political act. Food Justice also highlights how food activism has succeeded at the highest level, connecting grassroots programs to impact national programs and policies.