Interim Leadership and the Groundswell team are working closely with farmers and partners to stay informed and up-to-date as coronavirus developments and responses unfold. The following links contain safety information, farm business grant and loan opportunities, and no-contact farm product sale opportunities. Meeting slides and Local Farmer Input During Groundswells COVID-19 Farmer Meet Up Organizational Resources:…

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Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is committed to supporting farmers, food system workers, community members, and especially those most vulnerable during this trying time. We’re undergoing a double transition: adapting to digital alternatives during the COVID-19 pandemic and supporting new Interim leadership. Welcoming Interim Leaders. Groundswell Executive Director, Elizabeth Gabriel, gave birth to…

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This January, we welcomed Ariana Taylor-Stanley, Northeast Regional Organizer for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, to inform us about Federal Farm Program Access, specifically for farmers of color, and other historically marginalized groups. It was an incredible informative session about USDA programs, like EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) or CSP (Conservation Stewardship Program). These are…

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We’re excited to have Giavanna join the Groundswell team as Programs Manager! We asked her a few questions to learn more about her: What brought you to farming? When I began farming it was completely new to me. I learned very little about agriculture and the food system growing up, and had very little connection to…

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Connecting children and families to the land is a primary goal of the Learning Farm. Based in Ithaca, the farm focuses on exposure to the outdoors and education about the natural world. It is also a juicery, and the Learning Farm Juicery grew out of a desire to see healthier juices on the market for…

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