Actions speak louder than words. That includes carrying cleverly designed signs while marching down the street.
Therefore, this year, MAM-Atlanta is taking our food activism in a positive new direction extending beyond the May 19th date, and even before.
As MAMA organizers, we feel its time we “move on”.
That is why we are motivated to redirect our activism energy in 2018 from March Against Monsanto to “Move For Our Food” in direct, purposeful ways.
A day spent marching is not nearly as impactful as actions performed on a daily, consistent basis. Repetition builds strength and strength is in numbers. If we, as a mobilizing organization, are to gain real traction and obtain true food freedom from Monsanto, we must equip and unleash the power of our collective resources.
We are all consumers–whether volunteers, educators, healers, cooks or parents–and we share a common passion as clean food change agents. Therefore, we must engage and immerse ourselves in the existing Atlanta food community in a big and meaningful way.
We can start by challenging our own food status quo–where we shop, who we buy from, how we spend our time and money, and what we decide goes into our bodies. By combining our individual efforts and behaviors, the impact will ripple across the food and agricultural industries.
That is why we’re asking everyone to “move” for the cause. Will you commit to deliberately supporting those who are already making Atlanta the amazing urban agricultural city that it is.
There are endless ways and ongoing opportunities to show your support in a city this large–such as shopping at any of the many local farmer’s markets, volunteering at your local community garden, signing up for a CSA, attending Soil Fest on May 5th, organizing a small group to go on an organic farm tour with you, boycotting Big Grocery and purchasing from www.mamanogmo.store, advocating at your child’s school cafeteria to purchase locally grown whole foods, starting a ‘clean food club’ at your church or job, donating your time or talents to Concrete Jungle, becoming a sponsor at the Wylde Center, the list goes on and on.
We’d love to hear your ideas too. Do you have additional suggestions on how you’ll dedicate yourself to the local food “move”ment? Post them in the comments below and share the links to any events and activities with all our MAMA friends.
On May 19th from 9a-1p you will find us at the MAMANOGMO booth at Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center (address above). Come by and say ‘hi’ and we’ll introduce you to a farmer 🙂