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FOOD JUSTICE 

Have an Impact                                         

We believe that food is a basic human right and that everyone should have the

right and access to healthy, organic, culturally-appropriate food that comes from fair and sustainable means of production.

Join @catafarmworkers Youth Food Justice Crew at Bridgeton, NJ Community Garden! 10-week summer program, June 25-August 30. Stipend $300 every 2 weeks. Apply by May 10: [link]. Questions: jspellmanlopez@cata-farmworkers.org

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We appreciate any help you can provide!

Here is the link to donate.

Your donations will help us grow our community garden next season, provide healthy and affordable fresh produce to our community members, and educate a new generation of food justice activists. This year we need to raise $1,500.

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Do you like affordable, organic, and locally grown food?

Every Thursday

Visit us every Thursday at the CATA Community Garden in Bridgeton, NJ, at 80 Church St. from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM for our Community Market Day. Throughout the season, we will have fresh organic produce for sale at affordable prices.

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Would you like to learn how to grow your own fruits and vegetables?

Satudays and Sundays

If you are interested in volunteering in one of our community gardens, we invite you to fill out the application here. It has no cost.

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Food Justice Program

In the Food Justice Program, we fight for a more just food system – an alternative that values workers’ rights and is not dependent on the use of fossil fuels, pesticides, and exploitation.


We have Organic Community Gardens in NJ, PA, and MD which provide the space for people to: Grow their own food, practice working cooperatively in a group, reclaim sustainable agricultural knowledge, and build food sovereignty in their communities.

We provide education on Agro-ecology and Herbal Medicines. Members learn how to identify native plants and what their medicinal properties are and share their home herbal remedies with others. 

CATA is also a founding member of the Agricultural Justice Project and helped to create the Food Justice Certification, a set of high-bar standards that when met create a just and fair food system for all.

CATA Community Gardens
Volunteer

Come and discover the incredible power of growing your food with the community. This year we will discuss gardening, sharing the knowledge of growing healthy and cultural foods, practicing how to grow food using organic techniques, and more! We will have more information on markets, interactive workshops, and communal meals in the near future. 

Also, those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian! If there is more than a 60% chance of rain the day before at 8 pm, an announcement will be made with an updated time, or a cancellation notice will be posted.

 

If you are interested in volunteering in one of our community gardens, we invite you to fill out the application here. It has no cost.

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New Jersey

Bridgeton's Community Garden

Coordinator: Jose Spellman-Lopez

 

Contact Information: 856-212-0165 

Address: 80 Church St. Bridgeton, NJ 08302 

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Jose Spellman-Lopez

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 Pennsylvania

Kennett Square Community Garden

Coordinator: Manuel Guzman

Contact Information: mguzman@cata-farmworkers.org 

Address: Kennett Square PA: Grant Way and South St Kennett Square PA, 19348

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Manuel Guzman

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Maryland

Salisbury Community Garden

Coordinator: Leila Borrero Krouse

 

Contact Information: 410-572-5959

Address: Fitzwater St and Parson Rd. Its the park.)  Near the Tabernacle Prayer Church, 143 Mitchell Rd, Salisbury, MD 21801

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Leila Borrero Krouse

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Do you like affordable, organic, and locally grown food?

 

Visit us every Thursday at the CATA Community Garden in Bridgeton, NJ, at 80 Church St. from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM for our Community Market Day. Throughout the season, we will have fresh organic produce for sale at affordable prices. 

 

All proceeds from sales support the garden and CATA's Food Justice work. Check out our Facebook page each week to see what we have harvested and have available.

CATA has Organic Community Gardens in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland that provide the space for people to grow their food, practice cooperative group work, regain sustainable agricultural knowledge and build food sovereignty in their communities.

Weekly Market
Intership Program
CATA’S Youth Food Justice Crew
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Learn to grow food, feed your community, and become a food justice activist! Summer 2025

 

 If you are between 15 - 19 years old, you are invited to join @catafarmworkers Youth Food Justice Crew at the Bridgeton, NJ, Community Garden! 80 Church St, Bridgeton, NJ.

The Food Justice Internship Program is a 10-week summer program. The schedule for 2024 will be Tuesday afternoons (approximately 2-5pm) and Friday afternoon/evening (approximately 1-8pm) from Tuesday, June 25 through Friday, August 30.

Interns will be paid a stipend of $300 every two weeks and will be expected to work an average of 8-10 hours/week along with some assignments that must be completed for payment. For more information please send an email to jspellmanlopez@cata-farmworkers.org.

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