Bernardo comes from a long line of knife grinders. IN 1950, his dad Antonio migrated from Italy to Canada and start a knife sharpening service. This service provided the customer with a knife and then exchanged it every week with a sharp knife. This idea and method of servicing cutlery allowed Nella to expand from 2 mobile sharpening trucks to 25. Nella began this service in Hamilton, Ontario and quickly expanded to service all major cities in Ontario, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. Bernardo took over his fathers business and had his own shop where he would sell and sharpen knives in Washington. He saw a bicycle sharpener in a bike magazine and became fascinated with it. Today he has built two sharpening bikes. For the love of the ride and craft of sharpening, he rides the bike many miles service his customers. Once he arrives at his destination he converts his bike into a sharpener. Bernando is truly of master of knives.
Food for Thought (FFT) was organized by a group of concerned parents, educators and growers who first came together in the spring of 2002 to improve the nutritional status and food awareness of children in the Ojai Unified School District (OUSD).
Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in Oakland and beyond by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. Founded and led mainly by women of color from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community, ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, CA.
Ten years ago, my wife Patricia and I had a big dream to start World Central Kitchen. We envisioned an organization that would create smart solutions to hunger and poverty, and for many years we saw an amazing impact through our clean cookstoves initiative, culinary training programs, and social enterprise ventures that empower communities and strengthen economies.