supporting black and brown farmers: NC's earthseed land cooperative is doing beautiful transformative work in their community, and they need our help
It's Tuesday, and we bet that you could use your daily dose of inspiration from people doing beautiful things in the spirit of hope and transformation. It's another day, and we have another rad collective farm for you-- and for this one, we are calling on the Greenhorns community to help amplify and support the voices and work of people of color who are doing incredible work in food justice, community building, and the resistance of oppression.
Introducing Earthseed Land Cooperative! A "transformational response to oppression and collective heartbreak: a model of community resilience through cooperative ownership of land and resources," created by a visionary group of "black and brown parents, activists, artists, educators, business owners, farmers, and researchers, who came together to remember our relationships to land, to livelihood and to each other."
The Cooperative is committed to centering the voices of people of color and other traditionally marginalized communities. They grow food with the intention of increasing access to fresh produce, offer classes and youth programs, and offer a retreat and sanctuary space for activists and artists. In their own words, "Our work is to support our members, our compañerxs in resistance, and our broader communities: to grow food, to grow jobs, to grow movements, to grow spirit and mind; to hold ceremony, to hold our differences, and to hold our common liberation."
I'm sorry, I just can't write any more without a firm and capitalized, HECK YES.
And now, to the point: Earthseed Land Cooperative has recently found a new home for their Tierra Negra Farms in 48 acres of pasture and woods in North Durham, NC., and they need help to get their programming and farming firmly rooted in this new ground.
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Learn more here, donate to the campaign, and consider becoming a sustaining supporter of their radical efforts.
AMPLIFY: Give them some love on Facebook, send out an email with our campaign info, tell your friends and family!