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'we're trying to re-create the lives we had': the somali migrants who became maine farmers

From The Guardian A community of Somali Bantu farmers struggled for land security until the farm justice activists of the Agrarian Trust lent a hand. Muhidin Libah stretched his arm overhead, tapping the head of a corn stalk and sending its leaves quivering in the August sun. “About seven feet,” he guessed, comparing the plant […]

Posted: March 12 2021
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on the commons to which we belong: for the wild podcast interview with severine

LISTEN TO PODCAST HERE From For The Wild: "Around the world, churches own millions of acres of land. Globally, the Catholic Church owns an estimated 200 million acres of land, making it one of the largest non-government landowners in the world. This reminds us of the glaring inequalities when it comes to land ownership, especially […]

Posted: December 31 2020
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talking about transitions

Inspiring and thoughtful video lectures from the second 'Our Land' symposium in Sante Fe and Albuquerque.

Posted: January 13 2017
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Greenhorns 2016 Impact Report

  On this winter’s solstice, along with traditions of stoking the hearth and nestling fireside, we thought to drop a line on the past season. In 2016 our Greenhorns network surpassed 62,000 – a community within reach of our media projects, news and inspiration. We are continuously working to broaden and diversify our network of […]

Posted: December 21 2016
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agrarian trust in the news

You may have missed this in the swamp of election news last week: In These Times published this excellent run-down of Agrarian Trust, the recent symposium, and the land use problems that challenge regional food systems. “Increasingly, communities recognize that a regional farm economy is more responsive, adaptive, resilient and culturally satisfying,” says von Tscharner Fleming. “We want more […]

Posted: November 20 2016
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our land 2: moving towards an autonomous food system, NM, nov 9-15

OUR LAND 2! November 9-17th, in Albuquerque and Santa Fe New Mexico. ALL THE INFORMATION IS HERE: This will be the second Agrarian Trust OUR LAND symposium, and once again we’ve got speakers from around the country and around the region focusing our attention, analysis, activism and collective agency on issues relevant to your […]

Posted: October 19 2016
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Agrarian Trust Symposium speaker Kim Stringfellow's cool ass project!

The Mojave Project is really just kind of the bomb-diggety. But don't take our word for it: to learn more, we recommend this absolutely gorgeous video. The project is an "experimental transmedia documentary led by Kim Stringfellow exploring the physical, geological and cultural landscape of the Mojave Desert." Browse the current projects here. And while we're talking about the Mojave […]

Posted: July 5 2016
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amazing european organization and ahead of the game when it comes to land access!

Our organizations work together to strengthen practical knowledge - on both problems and solutions - in the field of access to land for agroecological farmers. We thereby aim to promote the emergence and consolidation of grassroots initiatives, working towards securing access to land and land stewardship, as well as fostering a broader evolution of national […]

Posted: October 29 2015
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a new economy on the land: severine fleming, agrarian

SEVERINE FLEMING, Agrarian A New Economy on the Land Severine is a farmer, activist, and organizer based in the Champlain Valley of New York. She is founder and director of The Greenhorns, a grassroots cultural organization with the mission to promote, recruit and support a growing movement of young farmers and ranchers in America. The entering […]

Posted: July 13 2015
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more land access training workshops for new york

Agrarian Trust's May 3rd training workshop with the NY State Agricultural Mediation Program (NYAMP), Negotiation Your Way to Land, is SOLD OUT. You can get a podcast of the program by joining the Agrarian Trust email list. For those of you in the Hudson Valley, there are two more workshops coming up THIS weekend, hosted by the the Hudson Valley […]

Posted: May 1 2014
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negotiation training

Agrarian Trust has an upcoming negotiation training workshop in the Hudson Valley. The workshop will be held at the beautiful Carey Conference Center, located on an historic 100-acre estate overlooking Lake Myosotis in Rensselaerville, New York. Experts from NYS Agricultural Mediation Program and the New York State Dispute Resolution Association will provide the negotiation and business communication training. This […]

Posted: April 14 2014
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2014 land access symposium

Agrarian Trust, a program of the Schumacher Center for New Economics, is pleased to announce the schedule and line-up for our 2014 Land Access Symposium. In the next 20 years, an estimated 400 million acres of farmland will change hands, as the 70% of farmland owners over the age of 65 retire and pass away. Meanwhile, […]

Posted: February 21 2014
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resource highlight: agrarian trust

By Lindsey Rebhan The agricultural landscape in the U.S. is at another turning point in history. The number of people who lived on farms peaked in 1935, 54% of the nation’s citizens lived on 6.8 million farms. Today, farmers make up less than 1% of the population. Despite this historical move away from farming, we […]

Posted: November 24 2013