disparity to parity: balancing the scales
WEBINAR: strategizing to achieve racial justice, curb corporate capture, diversify farming, and steward land & water by updating supply management & fair prices. The divisions between rich and poor, rural and urban, Black and White, landed and landless, Main Street and Wall Street look as wide today in the U.S. as they have ever been. To understand […]
new economy coalition: stories from the field
American Rescue Plan & Black Farmers: Today, one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, a landmark $1.9 trillion relief package was signed into law that will provide desperately-needed relief for millions of working-class people — including direct payments, expanded unemployment benefits, significant child tax credits, and more. The relief package also includes $5 billion in debt relief […]
latest ourland episode is out! and it's awesome
The latest episode of our land is live. Good for thinking, dreaming, and getting a little teary-eyed.
Hudson Valley farmer farmer Faith Gilbert talks cooperative farming, guidebook writing, and community organizing today on Greenhorns Radio.
supporting black and brown farmers: NC's earthseed land cooperative is doing beautiful transformative work in their community, and they need our help
Support Earthseed Land Cooperative: a group of young black and brown agrarians who are on a mission to create community resilience through cooperative ownership of land and resources.
job working on a cooperatively-run horse farm in NY for the 2017 season
Abode Farm is Hiring for 2017! Abode Farm— is a cooperatively run 8-acre horse-powered farm in New Lebanon, NY. We produce vegetables, herbs, and flowers for our summer and winter CSA, wholesale accounts, schools, and farmers markets. Our farm is located on historic Mount Lebanon, a diverse ecological site; with wetlands, ponds, streams, woodlands, and meadows. […]
know someone who knows someone in London that wants to save a farm ?
OgranicLea, a very awesome workers collective near London in the Lea Valley put out the following call for help on their blog: "A coalition of growers is working with Haringey Council to explore taking on Wolves Lane, a 2 acre former plant nursery in north London. The goal is to turn the site into a centre/hub […]
farm coop heroes in georgia
[vimeo 162837982 w=640 h=360] Is there a single thing that we don't LOVE about this video, idea, and people? Mmm... don't think so. This sweet band of small farmers have formed a small island of small-scale diversified growing in largely conventional area to form a cooperative marketing organization. While they are committed to proving good food to […]
a short history of black cooperatives
On February 21, 2014, 49 years to the day after Malcolm X's earthly form fell to assassins' bullets in Harlem, Chokwe Lumumba, the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, came home to find the power out. The outage affected only his house, not any others on the block. He phoned friends for help, including an electrician, an […]
free the land
In this month's issue of Vice magazine, Vice took a long look at one answer to that question in Jackson, Mississippi. There, in 2013, voters elected black-nationalist lawyer Chokwe Lumumba as mayor based on promises of direct democracy and cooperative enterprise. Lumumba died unexpectedly less than a year later, but the story of what he […]
Yes, yes. Up UP~ order this film festival for your school, grange, library or community non profit
We made this, and we're dang proud. It's a whole glorious collection of young farmer films! Now, you can order it to screen from Collective Eye Films for your nonprofit or community.
a place to get capital for cooperatives
The Working World is a non-profit organization that provides investment capital and technical support for worker cooperatives using an innovative finance model. Worker cooperatives represent a valuable alternative to more traditional business structures. All members of a cooperatively-run business share the labor, decisions, responsibilities, profits, and ownership shares. The result is a democratic workplace that […]
co-operative farming info project: call for participants
DEAR COOPERATIVE FARM DREAMERS: The Greenhorns, Land for Good, and the Cooperative Development Institute have launched a project this year to provide the necessary information and support to make land sharing and co-managing farm businesses a viable and accessible model. Are you pursuing a vision of a collaborative farm project? Looking to share land with […]