Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education
(SARE) Farm Internship Curriculum and Handbook
Organizing 101: Food & Farm Advocacy
The learner will:
- Understand the purpose, types, and functions of various forms of organizing and activism.
- Examine usefulness and role of goals, strategies and tactics in organizing & activism.
- Create clear solid platform from which to present convincing message.
- Impacting targeted audiences to produce change or improvements.
- Influence public perception and attitude.
- Empowering people to enrich and impact their farm community.
- Foster teamwork, collaborative projects and create social well-being.
- Overview of approaches to include; media, political campaigning, protest (demonstration, direct action, theater, music), strike/boycott, civil disobedience, lobbying, modeling and propaganda.
- Greater understanding of the disconnect between producer & consumer.
- Challenging accessibility misconceptions.
- Changing regulations to accommodate scale.
- Understanding the true cost of food.
- Understanding subsidies.
- Understanding the role of consumers.
- Revive community-based food production.
- Local and seasonal food verses convenience consumerism.
- Provide understanding of the importance of a local economy.
- Why are the various types of organizing & activism important and how do they serve the movement?
- What are the benefits of organizing & activism?
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