Emilie Miyauchi is Board Member and Peer Educator at CEANYC. She has over ten years of experience working with grassroots food, agricultural, and environmental justice organizations in Baltimore, the Hudson Valley, and NYC. She has shared in the successes and struggles of communities building their own responses to no or dissatisfactory food choices – starting gardens, CSAs, farmers markets, and teaching ancestral food practices – building a food system by and for community. Her work in NYC community food systems has included managing Just Food’s CSA and Farm Network. While stewarding the Network she worked on particular initiatives to develop shared resources, peer mentorship opportunities, and deepen collaboration between groups. She worked with regional CSA network leaders, farmers, and advocates to develop the Charter of CSA for the US and Canada with the goal of protecting the CSA model from cooption and grounding it in principles of justice.