Community Caravan

Written by Cafe Campesino on Mar 1, 2006 in Community Caravan, NEWSLETTER |

On the morning of March 11th, Lee will be in Decatur, Georgia, participating in Georgia Organics’ Organic & Community Gardening Workshop while also serving up Café Campesino and talking Fair Trade with this dedicated group of organic advocates. Georgia Organics and the Atlanta Community Gardens Coalition have brought together a panel of farmers and community gardeners for this workshop to show how we and your neighbors grow your own organic food and garden. For more information, visit

Word has it that Bill is quite the busy Fair Trader down in Xela, Guatemala! He returns on March 16th so stay tuned for his trip report in the April edition of Fair Grounds.

On March 20th, Tripp is traveling up to the University of Georgia’s Catholic Center in Athens to address the Faith and Justice Committee, which is sponsoring a Lenten series on solidarity with the poor. Included in the series’ curriculum is the issue of trade and how consumers’ appetites for everything from coffee to inexpensive clothes impact producers in developing countries. Tripp will talk about Fair Trade and discuss how Café Campesino is working to make a tangible difference in the lives of our producer partners, their families, and their communities. He’s getting pretty good at that pitch, as you can imagine. (By the way, it’s just a coincidence that Tripp is talking to a Catholic group on the heels of his Catholic Relief Services trip. Café Campesino doesn’t have a special relationship with any particular denomination. We’ll speak to anyone who wants to talk Fair Trade!)

April is shaping up to be a particularly busy month, so we’re planning to get our caffeine buzz on! On April 3rd, our producer partners from Peru and Colombia will be visiting us here in Americus. On the heels of our producer partner visit, Tripp and Bill will head up to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the annual SCAA (Specialty Coffee Association of America) conference and a special meeting of Cooperative Coffees (more about that in next month’s Fair Grounds).

And, finally, during the weekend of April 28-30, Café Campesino will once again be serving up Fair Trade coffee to our longstanding friends at BRAG for the annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia’s Spring Tune-Up Ride in Madison, Georgia. For more info, visit

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