Promoting social justice through agriculture for a fairer future

We want to empower people to understand the injustices in the history and current state of our food system and to take action to create a local, culturally-relevant food future.

We founded the Food Justice Initiative in 2021 as a platform to support the new Race, Climate and Food Program at Falmouth High School, MA. This program is hopefully just the first in a series of efforts to engage our community in fully realizing a fair future where we can learn from, and overcome, historic injustices and take action to ensure a fair food future in a changing climate.

Land Acknowledgement

We are living and working on the ancestral lands of the Wampanoag People who continue to thrive in the region despite centuries of displacement, land-theft, genocide and enforced assimilation undertaken by white settlers. We are committed to knowing our Wampanoag neighbors better and including their voices in our work.

Our Core Team

André Price

André is a Marine Resource Management Specialist at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center. A two-time HBCU graduate, he earned a BS of Marine Environmental Science from Elizabeth City State University and a MS of Marine-Estuarine Environmental Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. André is a farming enthusiast and has experience in animal husbandry. He is a course contributor to the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program, a diversity effort to bring students from under-represented backgrounds into the environmental science field.

Ben Harden

Ben is an Assistant Professor of Oceanography at the Sea Education Association, where he teaches environmental research and communication. He is also the Course Director for the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program. When not teaching, Ben can be found on his home farm in Falmouth thinking of new ways to grow vegetables year round.

Matt Liles

Matt is a system designer for Cotuit Solar LLC. Since graduating from Falmouth High and UMass Amherst he has worked in education, sustainable agriculture, and renewable energy. He has participated in various local sustainability initiatives, working for Compost With Me LLC and Nobska Farms Inc., and volunteering for various farming and gardening projects across town.

Advisory Group

Barbara Burgo

Curator/Co-founding Member, Cape Cod Cape Verdean Museum & Cultural Center

Greg Watson

Director of Policy and Systems Design at Schumacher Center for a New Economics

Julia Leshin


Garden Educator

Lisbeth Liles

Teacher, Falmouth Public Schools

Marcia Macedo

Water Program Director and Associate Scientist, Woodwell Climate Research Center

Megan English Braga

Attorney at Law

Falmouth Selectboard Member

Onjalé Scott Price

Chief Operating Officer, Mizar Imaging

Co-Director, Woods Hole Partnership Education Program

Falmouth Selectboard Member