Rooted In Community
Rooted In Community (RIC)
is a national grassroots network that empowers young people to take leadership in their own communities.
Rooted In Community


Rooted In Community



Local Groups

Rooted In Community is a diverse movement of youth and adults who are committed to building healthy communities through urban and rural agriculture, community gardening, food security, and related environmental justice work. Below are some local groups that work with young people on these issues.

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Local Groups

 
Added Value
Ian Marvy
Brooklyn, NY
718-855-5531
http://www.added-value.org
Afri-Can Food Basket
Anan Lololi
59 Heathrow Drive
Toronto, Ontario
416-248-5639
www.africanfoodbasket.com


 
Agatson University Nutrition Initiative
Kristin Schwab
Philadelphia, PA 19104
267-718-5028
www.urbannutrition.org
Alameda Point Collaborative
Evan Krokowski
677 W. Ranger Avenue
Alameda, CA
510-898-7828


 
Berkeley Youth Alternatives
Kim Allen, Becca Prager
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 647 0709
www.byaonline.org
CANFit
Arnell Hinkle
Berkeley, CA
(510) 644-1533
http://www.canfit.org


 
Center for Food and Justice
Elizabeth Medrano
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 341-5097
http://www.uepi.oxy.edu/cfj
Center for Popular Research, Edcuation, and Policy
Hank Herrera
Rochester, NY
(585) 271-0490


 
Chicago Park District
Caroline O'Boyle
Chicago, IL
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
City of Toronto Parks and Recreation
Solomon Boyé
Toronto, ON
(416) 392-7800
http://www.toronto.ca/parks/


 
Community Harvest/DC CEED
Suzanne Hitchman
Washington DC
http://www.worldhungeryear.org/ria/display_ria.asp?ria_ndx=82
Community to Community
Rosalinda Guillen
203 West Holly Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
360-738-0983
www.foodjustice.org


 
Council on the Environment of NYC
Lenny Librizzi
New York, NY
(212) 788-7927
http://www.cenyc.org/
Cultiva!
Vanessa Arbogast
Boulder, CO
(303) 413-7248
http://www.growinggardens.org


 
Cultivating Community
Alida Payson
Portland, Maine
207-761-GROW
www.cultivatingcommunity.org
Damayan: The Garden Project
Wendy Chase
Tallahassee, FL
(850) 222-4825


 
Delta Community Nutrition Consortium
Dorothy Grady
Shelby, MS
Detroit Agriculture Network/Hunger Action Coalition
Ashley Atkinson
Detroit, MI
(313) 965-8117
http://www.hungercoalition.org


 
Dunbar Garden
Damien Thompson
Little Rock, AR
(501) 529-8520
Eco Village Farm Learning Center
Shyaam Shabaka
Richmond, CA
510-223-1693


 
EcoVida
Chicago, IL
F.R.E.S.H. New London
Haley Sharack
374 Broad Street
New London, CT
860-625-6203
www.freshnewlondon.org


 
Farm Fresh Choice
Hunia Bradley
Berkeley, CA
(510) 848-1704
http://www.ecologycenter.org
Food for Lane County
Jen Anonia
Eugene, OR
(541) 343-2822
http://www.foodforlanecounty.org


 
Food Project, The
Anim Steel
Lincoln, MA
(781) 259-8621
http://www.thefoodproject.org
Food, What?!
Doron Comerchero
Life Lab--1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA
831-459-5476
www.foodwhat.org


 
FoodShare
Christie Young
Toronto, ON
(416) 392-1669
http://www.foodshare.net
Friends of Troy Gardens
Sharon Lezberg
Madison, WI
(608) 240-0409


 
From the Ground Up
Michael Heller
Washington DC
(202) 526-5344
http://www.clagettfarm.org
Front Porch, The
Jean Vortkamp
Detroit, MI


 
Garden Project
Catherine Sneed
San Francisco, CA
http://www.gardenproject.org
Garden Raised Bounty
Kim Gaffi
Olympia, WA
(360) 753-5522
http://www.goodgrub.org


 
Garden Resources of Washington
Rachel Agoglia
Washington DC
(202) 234-0591
Gilley Nursery Farm
Anne Robinson
Montecello FL
(229) 228-6631


 
God's Gang Worm Group
Carolyn Thomas
Chicago, IL
Golden Run Farms, Inc.
Calvin Head
Lafayette, CO
(662) 235-4277
http://www.msdi.org


 
Grand Aspirations, Summer of Solutions
Jennifer Roach
Hartford, CT
(860) 539-7231
www.grandaspirations.org/hartford
Green Corps
Rolando Guzman
Cleveland, OH
(216) 721-1600
http://www.cbgarden.org


 
Green Guerillas
Steven Frillman
New York, NY
(212) 594-2155
http://www.greenguerillas.org
Growing Power
Erika Allen
Chicago, IL
http://www.growingpower.org


 
Growing Power
Will Allen
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 527-1546
http://www.growingpower.org
GRuB
Jenifer Smith
Lubbock, TX
(806)762-3831


 
Guadelupe Gardens
Chuks/Heidi Fosner
Tacoma, WA
Hattie Carthan Urban Agriculture Corps
Yonnette Fleming
677 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
212-561-7327
http://www.hattiecarthancommunitymarket.com/


 
Heifer Project International
Precious Boston
Chicago, IL
(773) 279-9022
http://www.heifer.org
Holcomb Farm
Leslie Chaison
West Granby, CT
(860) 653-5554
http://www.holcombfarm.com


 
HPI Southeast (AL)
Clanton, AL
(205) 755-9226
http://www.heifer.org
HPI, Midwest
Sundee Wislow
Chicago, IL
(773)279-9696
http://www.heifer.org


 
HPI, New York
Aley Schoonmaker
Brooklyn, NY
(718)649-7979
http://www.heifer.org
HPI, PNW
Colleen Donovan
Ellensburg, WA
(800) 481-9507
http://www.heifer.org


 
LA Conservation Corps
Bruce Saito
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 362 9000
Land Stewardship Project
George Booby
Whitebear Lake, MN
(651) 653-0618
http://www.landstewardshipproject.org


 
Lots to Gardens
Ari Rosenberg
Lewiston, Maine
207-513-3844
www.lotstogardens.org
Massachusetts Audubon Society
John Bradley
Lincoln, MA
(617) 259-9506


 
Massachusetts Avenue Project & Growing Green
Zoe Hollomon
Buffalo , NY 14213
(716)882-5338
www.mass-ave.org
Mississippi Association of Cooperatives
Jessica Foxx
Jackson, MS
(601) 235-5710


 
Mo Better Food
David Roach
Oakland, CA
(510) 410-2577
http://www.mobetterfood.com
Muslim Youth Leaders Forum
Hamima Shabazz
Union Springs, AL
(334) 738-3628


 
National Farm to School Program
Mark Wall
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 341-5095
http://www.farmtoschool.org
NJ Urban Ecology Program/Dept of Nut Sci
Megan McGlinchy
New Brunswick, NJ
(732) 932-8031


 
Norris Square Neighborhood Project
Abe Brown
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 426-4631
Nuestras Raices
Daniel Ross
Holyoke, MA
(413) 535-1789
http://www.nuestras-raices.org


 
Oakland Butterfly & Urban Gardens
Margaret Majua
Oakland, CA
(510) 465-4660
Oakland Leaf Foundation
Mirella Rangel
1434 34th Avenue, Suite 1
Oakland, California
510-533-5989
www.oaklandleaf.org


 
Open Road
Paula Hewitt Amram
New York, NY
www.openroadNY.org
Pembroke Farming Family
John Thurman II
Hopkins Park, IL
(815)944-9914
http://www.peoplesgrocery.org


 
People's Grocery
Nikki Henderson
Oakland, CA
(510) 652-7607
Perry Co. Small Farmers Youth Group
Earl Smith
Safford, AL
(334) 627-3855


 
Philadelphia Horticultural Society
Janet Carter
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 988-8841
Pie Ranch
Mary Ann Brooks
2080 Cabrillo Highway
Pescadero, California
650-879-0995


 
Project E.A.T. - Fresh Crew
Melissa Morris
Hayward and San Lorenzo, CA
http://www.projecteat.com
PUFFA Youth Wellness Advocates Philadelphia Urban Food & Fitness Alliance
Tiffany Spraggins
The Enterprise Center CDC 4548 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139
215-731-6195
www.puffaphilly.org


 
Reichert House After School Program Off.
Benny Smith
Gainesville, FL
(352) 371-2347
Rooftop Garden
Laurie Stoerkel
San Francisco, CA


 
RootDown LA
Megan Hanson
Los Angeles, CA
90066
http://rootdownla.org/
Roots & Wings - Angelic Organics Learning Center
Constance McCarthy, Danica Hoehn
1259 North Main Street
Rockford, IL
815-243-1552
www.learngrowconnect.org


 
San Francisco Conservation Corps
Michael House
San Francisco, CA
(415) 928-7322
http://www.sfcc.org
Seattle Tilth
Robert Servine
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N. Suite 100
Seattle, WA
206-633-0451
robertservine@seattletilth.org


 
Seattle Youth Garden Works
Laurie Mestres
Seattle, WA
(206) 525-1213
http://www.sygw.org
SEEDS
Kavanah Ramsier
706 Gilbert Street
Durham, NC
(919) 683-1197
http://www.seedsnc.org


 
SOL (Seeds of Leadership) Garden Project
Deborah Habib
Orange, MA
978-544-9023
Some Day Farm
Amie Roberts
East Dorset, VT
(802) 362-2290


 
South Plains Food Bank/Farm & Garden Division
Jenifer Smith
Lubbock, TX
(806) 762-3831
Southside Community Land Trust
Patrick McNiff
Providence, RI
(401) 273-9419
http://www.southsideclt.org


 
Spanish Speaking Unity Council
Margarita Aguilar
Oakland, CA
http://www.lihf.org
Student Alliance Garden Entreprenuers (SAGE)
Michelle Markowitz
Portland, OR
(503) 233-8111


 
Summer of Solutions Hartford
Jennifer Roach
Hartford, Connecticut
(860) 539-7231
soshartford.wordpress.com
Sustainable Communities Network
Jim Embry
Lexington, KY
859-312-7024
www.sustainlex.org


 
Sustainable Food Center
Mark Skrabacz
Austin, TX
(512) 458-2009
SWARM - Students Working for an Agricultural Revolutionary Movement
Shorlette Ammons
Goldsboro, NC
919-288-0192
www.cefs.ncsu.edu


 
Teens4Good
Aviva Asher
Philadelphia, PA
http://teens4good.orbius.com/default.home
Thomasville Community Resource Center (TCRC)
Ashley Brown
Thomasville, GA


 
TRUCE/Youth Community Garden
Christine Peng
New York, NY
(212) 663-0555
Tucson Community Food Bank Youth Farm Project
Shanti Sellz
P.O. Box 26727
Tucson, AZ
520-873-7401


 
Urban Roots
Max Elliott
Austin, Texas
512-750-8019
www.urbanrootsatx.org
Urban Youth Food Systems
Alicia de Soto-Foley
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 654-4155


 
Utah G.A.R.D.E.N.S. Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT 84115
801-604-5825
www.utahgardens.org
Veggielution - Dig Crew
Jessie Nichols
647 South King Road
San Jose, CA
408-6DI-G999
www.veggielution.org/digcrew


 
Wai'anae Community Re-Development Corp.
Kukui Maunakea-Forth
Wai'anae, HI
(808) 864-9485
Washington Youth Garden at the US National Arboretum
Kacie Warner
3501 New York Avenue NE
Washington, DC
202-245-2709
www.washingtonyouthgarden.org


 
West Holmes Community Development
Antione Haymer
Tchula, MS
(662) 235-4066
White Earth Land Recovery Project
Winona La Duke
Ponsford, MN
(218) 573-3049


 
WhyHunger
Brooke Smith
New York, New York
1.800.5HUNGRY
http://www.whyhunger.org
Winston County Self Help Co-op Youth Group and Future Generation 4H
Jean Harper- Director of Youth Programs
Mailing Office-P.O. Box 23813 Jackson, MS 39225
Winston, Mississippi
Phone: 601-291-2704
http://www.wcshc.com


 
Youth Farm and Market Program
Gunnar Liden
Minneapolis, Minnesota
612-872-4226
www.youthfarm.net
Youth Garden Kristen Battarfarano
Phoenix, AZ
(602) 470-8086
http://www.ag.arizona.edu/youthgardens




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