fund the library for food sovereignty!

posted June 14, 2016

Donate at the indigogo page here!

In the creators’ own words,

“A Growing Culture (AGC) is a global coalition that connects farmers to each other and to the resources they need to create an ecologically sound food system and prosperous planet. We are building the world’s first digital, open-access platform powered by farmers, for farmers. The Library for Food Sovereignty will make it possible for farmers to connect directly with each other for the first time, to compare ideas and approaches, and to join together to build a global food system that works for everyone without harming our planet.

We’ve already raised 2/3 of the money we need to create the Library; reaching our crowdfunding goal will enable us to finalize and perfect the basic model. We need your help to get there. Any donations above our goal will go towards the creation of more advanced functions.”


let's help growing innovation get over the hump!

posted March 9, 2014

They are 67% funded with 12 days to go.  Every little bit counts!

Growing Innovation Online Library & Book

Why does this project matter? Because stakes is high! 

In case it's hard to see, this farmer's clever t-shirt says 'stakes is high'
In case it’s hard to see, this farmer’s clever t-shirt says ‘stakes is high’

To make a more serious point, success in agriculture is hard to achieve and harder to sustain. Tens of thousands of small farms go out of business each year. Those that make it often survive on precarious margins. To succeed, most small and mid-scale farmers need to innovate constantly. That’s why farmers go to other farmers for new ideas more than any other source, but most farmers are limited to only a few sources of inspiration.

The online library will provide an especially useful resource for beginning and transitioning farmers. Beginning farmers will find a rich storehouse of ideas for generating agricultural income. Transitioning farmers will find tested models and stories that they can relate to. Could this project be the seed bed for a national agricultural innovation library? It all starts right here!


support growing innovation

posted February 25, 2014

We need this library!  Please pitch in.  All contents of the library will also be contributed to the Farm Hack website.

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Here’s the scoop:
Growing Innovation Online Library & Book

We will build an online library of agricultural innovations developed by farmers and create a book celebrating their ingenuity.

The Growing Innovation project was inspired by farmers. At our small nonprofit organization, we work with farmers who amaze us everyday with their ingenuity and determination. Over the past 17 years, we’ve documented hundreds of successful farmer-led projects. We want to celebrate and share their innovative ideas by creating an online library and a new book.

The online library will include interactive maps of farm projects along with detailed plans, budgets, and other useful information. The book will feature some of the most exciting projects we’ve seen yet.

read more HERE