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Devon Hamilton
NHSPN Coordinator

Devon is a food justice advocate, with a deeply intersectional background in community organizing, sustainable agriculture, youth education, and food services. Originally from Leimert Park Los Angeles, he started his journey in agriculture in Wisconsin, where he spent 8 years between college and work. During his time in the Midwest, he worked as Michael Fields' Associate Policy Director, served on 3 organizational boards, and co-founded the group TradeRoots Culinary Coalition, among other work. Devon is also the founder of Grillin' For The People (G4TP), a barbecue and gardening community centered business, and serves as a cook at Post & Beam LA. He received his BS in Landscape and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and his food and agriculture adventures have taken him as far as Benin West Africa, back home to South Central LA.

Contact Devon: devon[at]


Renata Brillinger
CalCAN Executive Director

Renata is the co-founder and Executive Director of the California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN), which coordinates the National Healthy Soils Policy Network. She has two decades of experience in sustainable agriculture policy and food systems projects and has held numerous non-profit administrative positions since 1992. Prior to CalCAN, she was Program Director at the Climate Protection Campaign, focused on renewable energy and on agriculture. For seven years she served as the Director of Californians for GE-Free Agriculture, a coalition of sustainable agriculture and environmental organizations that provided education on genetic engineering in agriculture. She serves on the steering committee of the Center for Sustainability at CalPoly University in San Luis Obispo and the advisory board of UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute.

Contact Renata: renata[at]

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