land access

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book: land justice: re-imagining land, food, and the commons

“Hunger and poverty are perpetuated by undemocratic systems of power. Now, this great new resource lifts the veil hiding the history of dispossession and unequal land access in the US.” - Frances Moore Lappé Land access is the primary barrier for young farmers today. Ensuring access for young farmers who are passionate about the production […]

Posted: October 17 2017
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amazing free land access workshop in NH - october 23rd

Posted: October 15 2017
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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.

Posted: February 7 2017
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"land restoration economy"

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3EoxRiy01I] This falls under the category: Things I Didn't Know About but Feel Like I Should Have Known About But Are All-the-same Absolutely Fascinating

Posted: December 20 2016
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can a farmland investment company help you get access to farmland?

A new Report by the folks of Land for Good and the University of Vermont delves deep into the complicated terrain of Farmland Investment Models, aiming to provide farmers the nitty-gritty needed to evaluate whether or not a model like this could work for them. While Farmland Investment models are diverse, the basic idea is as follows: 1. […]

Posted: November 25 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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ever needed help renting farmland? then you can help these people make an app for that.

Farmers who have, would like to, or are currently leasing farm land, you input is needed! Imagine that after a tiring search of rental properties, you have finally found the right plot of land to farm on, but you have little experience with legal matters and feel like your lease agreements are written in a foreign language-- […]

Posted: October 11 2016
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FREE lifetime lease on a 65 acre land trust parcel in WV [EDIT: NO LONGER AVAILABLE]

[[[[[[[THIS LAND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT APC WITH REQUESTS FOR INFO.]]]]]]]]] The Appalacian Catholic Worker has put out a call for someone to rent a beloved but human-starved piece of land in West Virginia. [Edit: please note that this is NOT a Greenhorns offer. The following text is from the APC, whose contact […]

Posted: July 12 2016
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event for landless farmers and lucky landowners, forest grove, or

Dairy Creek Community Food Web presents: Fields for Food a workshop on leasing farmland Tuesday March 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m. @ St. Bede's Episcopal Church 1609 Elm St. Forest Grove, OR To RSVP, call: 503-992-0078 ext. 302 Free with snacks provided! Presentations by: Nellie McAdams, Director of Farm Preservation Program at Rogue Farm Corps. Nellie will […]

Posted: May 16 2016
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sweet little info video on efficiency on large v. small scale farms

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN9gni4dXlE?list=PLXsLLGSaYdqLz7duVQeLQs1TkkUBHvaEW] This video was release in the build-up to last weekend's World Forum on Access to Land in Spain. March 30-April 2, 400 participants from 70 countries discussed the human, economic & ecological impacts of land grabs. Was anyone out there in attendance. We'd love to hear your stories and feedback in the comments section!

Posted: April 5 2016
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barn burned down: fundraiser

https://static.youcaring.com/api/uploads/fundraisers/546085/d53bd02c-1ec4-4347-b4dc-a33d175a8487_profile.jpg Dearest friends and family, I am writing to appeal for help on behalf of my sister Molly and Little Wing Farm. This farm that she built up over the last four years through sheer force of will, dedication of effort, and application of vision, was only possible because of her profound respect for all […]

Posted: March 31 2016
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just food forum on land access, rights, and ecology: march 25-26, cambridge, ma

Posted: February 7 2016
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call for a GLOBAL LAND ACCESS FORUM

In their call for signatories, the organizers of the World Forum on Access to land write: "The current situation – persistence of hunger, population growth, exclusion, massive unemployment, environmental crisis and loss of food sovereignty – as well as the persistence of acquisitions, leases and land concessions, invite us all to revisit the issue of access […]

Posted: November 15 2015
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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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opportunities new york conference, nov. 4, albany, ny

American Farmland Trust is excited to announce that the next Harvesting Opportunities in New York Conference will be held November 4th in Albany! This conference is for people who care about New York agriculture and want to work together to grow local food economies, protect farmland from development, promote environmental stewardship on farms and support […]

Posted: September 27 2015
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an entire conference just for farm access geeks, october 19, new gloucester, maine

What do we at the Greenhorns love about a Farm Access conference? Oh, just give us a second to count the ways. The Farmland Access Conference will offer workshops and mentoring for farmers looking for land, landowners looking for farmers, and farmers looking to transition their land to a younger generation. And to start, we […]

Posted: September 20 2015
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write your way to a goat dairy

Ever wished and wished and wished beyond all reasonable hope that you could buy an organic farm with good will, passion, and desire? Well, now maybe you can! The owners of Humble Heart Farms, a 20 acre goat dairy in Northern Alabama, want to give their farm (along with its 55 milking goats, 3-bedroom ranch house, $20,000 […]

Posted: August 29 2015
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uncle sam wants you to live and farm on a national park

by Mary Beth Albright For readers who are staring out the window of a chilly office on a sunny day, dreaming about a life digging into the land, with miles of hiking trails and quiet, pastoral valleys right outside of your front door…the National Park Service may have a job for you.

Posted: July 23 2015
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Wall Street is buying our farms

  Orion Magazine Presents: Buying the Farm Photo courtesy of Mark Renz Dean Kuipers dives into Wall St's speculative invasion of farm country and talks about alternatives that seek to improve farmers' land tenure, not shake it up, projects like Iroquois Valley Farms, which are, he says, "...a radical alternative to institutional investors—a radically profitable […]

Posted: July 16 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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land access event

Land Access and the Challenge for the Food Movement: Panel discussionAUG 20, 2014 , 6:30PM- 8:30PM| LA PEÑA CULTURAL CENTER, BERKELEY, CA Land access is a serious challenge facing small-scale farmers. Concentration of ownership, increasing farm size, rural gentrification, financial speculation, and rising pressure from residential and industrial real estate developers have made farmland increasingly […]

Posted: August 18 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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more land access resources

If you are looking for land or have land to offer... Check out these three new publications focused on farmland access and transfer:   This guide assists senior farmers who don't have a successor lined up to take over the farm. This guide helps next generation farmers get the farm transfer process going on their family […]

Posted: March 20 2013
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landowners and greenhorn allies - crank up your summer education!

The Northeast Beginning Farmer Program has a jam-packed summer schedule for those of you out there who might be trying to help young farmers start up.  Sign up for their e-newsletter to get registration info for the webinars. The One-Stop Shopping Approach for Beginning Farmer Training Mon, June 25, 12-1pm Jennifer Hashley from New Entry […]

Posted: June 12 2012
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farmland conservation groups start helping young farmers

We need to see this more and more.  If you are part of a land trust that doesn't have an explicit goal of getting young farmers, or active farmers of any age onto the conserved land.. then please pick up the telephone and start making a fuss. Young Farmers Come to Western New York Town […]

Posted: June 29 2011