The Catalyst is the FSLN’s monthly newsletter that brings network members a highly curated treasure trove of opportunities and resources from across the good food movement.
In addition to grant opportunities, tools for leadership and organizational development, and information timely from the FSLN, The Catalyst is a central platform for amplifying the stories of the many leaders and organizations that are working tirelessly to strengthen their communities and transform the food system.
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Learn more about the individuals and organizations in this network through the Featured Leader and Featured Organization interviews. Through these pieces, we learn about members’ journeys into food systems work and advice they have learned along the way, and organization’s best practices and tricks of the trade. Explore these features here.
Read up on the ideas and reflections shared by fellow FSLN members.
|Reflection Pool: Do Our Values About Healthy Food Come From Our Culture or Our Culture’s Influencers? by Lisa Quattlebaum||I became vegetarian in high school many moons ago after repetitively listening to The Smith’s …||Leadership|
|Reflection Pool: Food Stories as Food Justice by Jenny Breen||The kitchen is a place often overlooked and underutilized in food systems change. Through collective experiences-cooking, …||Leadership|
|Reflection Pool: The Hardest Job I’ve Ever Done, Times Two, by Tracy Lerman||At a board staff retreat three years ago, one of my board members, who had …||Leadership|
|Reflection Pool: Takeaways from Two Food Systems Conferences by Annalina Kazickas||Racial Equity, Ownership, Relationships and Language: Takeaways from Two Food Systems Conferences In addition to …||Food Systems|
|Reflection Pool: The Value of Uncertainty by Andrew Carberry||The Wallace Center’s Andrew Carberry reflects on taking an adaptive approach to event planning. Making, …|
|Reflection Pool: White Supremacy Culture in the Workplace by Susan Lightfoot Schempf||As I read through the “Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture,” I felt an unease growing …||Nonprofit Management and Operations, Racial Equity|
|Reflections from Wallace Center’s ED: The Value of Feedback||2019 arrived with a bang. For what can be a slower part of the year …||Leadership|
|Reflection Pool: Connecting to Farms, Land and People by Chelsea Frisbee||For the past seven years, I’ve worked at the Intervale Center, a leader in the community …||Farms|
|Reflection Pool: “Black Girls Lunch” by Angel Mills||“Black Girls Lunch”: People of Color Must Be Protected and Encouraged to Gather Separately in …||Leadership, Nonprofit Management and Operations, Racial Equity|
|Reflection Pool: Striking and Growing as Community Engagement by Brenda Rodriguez||Striking and Growing as Community Engagement Eight years ago, I started my journey as an …||Nonprofit Management and Operations, Racial Equity|
|Reflection Pool: Year-end reflections by Red Tomato’s Angel Mendez||As I approach year-end and I prepare to put 2018 in my rearview mirror, I …||Leadership|
|REFLECTION POOL BY THE SOCIAL CHANGE INSTITUTE’S CHRISTINA GARZA||It has been a few weeks since the Food Systems Leadership Network (FSLN)’s Leadership Retreat …|
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