The folks at MESA (Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture) work to connect leaders in sustainable farming around the world for experiential training, knowledge-sharing, and cross-cultural exchange to cultivate community food systems. The Natural Grocery has long been a host for MESA stewards looking to gain work experience in our retail setting while working with our 100% organic produce.
Since 2011, The Natural Grocery Company has hosted 10 Stewards from these six countries:
- Republic of Georgia
- Sri Lanka
- South Korea
The work MESA does is vital to maintain a healthy global community, sharing resources and skills around the world to strengthen sustainable farming and international solidarity.
This Thursday, MESA will join us to share information about their Bay Area work supporting women, immigrants and formerly incarcerated community members to launch organic urban farms and businesses. They will also be actively fundraising in collaboration with East Bay Gives. You can help them reach their fundraising goals!
Come on down to the Annex on Thursday, May 4th to hear about their work, meet some of the people they serve and support a local non-profit!
They will be available for questions and information from 11-2 and 4-6. We hope to see you this Thursday!