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February 17: EFC 2022 Encampment Application Interviews begin–Contact us at

MARCH 2022

March 25: Compost Tea Party at Rio Real Dual Immersion Elementary School, Oxnard, CA with Pesticide-Free Soil Project.


MAY 2022

May 1: The Other Strawberry Festival: Stories of People, Land and Resistance,

a virtual bi-lingual gathering on food system justice on Sunday, May 1, 2022,

1:00-3:00 p.m. PT / 2-4 p.m. MT/ 3-5 p.m. CT/ 4-6 p.m. ET. Click to register.

Young Artists and Poets submit works of poetry and visual art based on food justice.

The deadline for submissions is APRIL 22, 2022. Click to enter the contest.

(requires gmail account).

For more info: @pesticidefreesoilproject or


JUNE 2022

The 2022 Encampment (virtual) orientation dates are:

June 23, 2022 (3:30 PT to 6:00 PT/6:30 to 9:00 ET)
June 29, 2022 (3:30 PT to 6:00 PT/6:30 to 9:00 ET)


JULY 2022

July 5 – 27: 2022 Encampment, Cal Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA. (Learn more.)

July 23 – 24: InterGen(erational) Gathering as part of the 2022 Encampment


August, 2022 Encampment Follow-up Program participants meet


Eleanor Roosevelt with 1946 Encampers

Social Justice in Action Zoom Series: Effects of COVID-19 on First Nations Communities.

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The community we have built here is so strong …

… and so realistic. We’ve had a bunch of issues — every community does — but the fact that we powered our way through is the important part. That’s the part I think we are all going to take back with us. This is the most confrontation I’ve ever had in my life and that’s a good thing because I’ve learned to accept that people disagree and to present my ideas in a way that doesn’t disrespect or come as an attack on someone else’s.


2016 Encamper, Brooklyn, NY

We are strengthening democracy by creating community.