California

Agriculture and Food

Ag Innovations Network // Ag Innovations Network is a leader in the sustainable agriculture movement. They have work with farmers, ranchers, farm labor advocates and environmentalists to devise strategies that support healthy farms and a healthy environment.
www.aginnovations.net

Buy Fresh, Buy Local // A directory of California family farms, farmers’ markets, Community Supported Agriculture farms (CSAs), u-pick farms, restaurants, grocers, caterers and bakers, bed & breakfasts, and other businesses that sell locally grown farm products.
http://guide.buylocalca.org/

The California Roundtable on Agriculture and the Environment // (CRAE) is a broad coalition of agriculture, environment, labor, and public agency leaders working to promote an agriculture that is economically viable, environmentally sustainable and socially responsible.
http://foodsystemalliance.org/crae/

Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems // Located on the UC Santa Cruz Campus, CASFS is a research, education, and public service prgram dedicated to increasing ecological sustainability and social justice in the food and agriculture system.
http://zzyx.ucsc.edu/casfs/

Community Alliance with Family Farmers // The oldest farming organization in California focused on issues of sustainability in agriculture. They have been central in numerous successful efforts to broaden farmer adoption of sustainable farming techniques and link local producers to school systems.
www.caff.org

Roots of Change // (ROC) believes that the best way to make the food system sustainable is to connect and support the people and parts within the system that have the knowledge, roles, relationships and commitments required to successfully manage a rapid transformation.
http://rootsofchange.org/

The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute // UEPI is a community oriented research and advocacy organization based at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA. UEPI serves as the umbrella for a variety of affiliated programs addressing work and industry, food and nutrition, housing, transportation, regional and community development, land use, and urban environmental issues.
http://departments.oxy.edu/uepi/

Health and Wellness

Network for a Healthy California // Works to increase healthy eating and physical activity among preschool through 12th grad students throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District.
http://www.healthylausd.net//

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research // One of the nation’s leading health policy research centers and the premier source of health policy information for California.
http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/Default.aspx