Learning to Farm the Land!

Blog by: Zian Bustamante, Groundswell Communications Intern As spring unfolds, so has the pilot Farmer Training Program! At the end of March, Groundswell launched the Farmer Training Program which facilitates connections between BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) aspiring farmers and the land. Over the course of the last month, the cohort spent time learning…

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Farming For Justice Recording- Soul Food As Healing: Reclaiming Narratives Around African American Foodways and Food Systems with Dr. Lindsey Lunsford

This Farming for Justice discussion we were joined by scholar, activist, and agriculture advocate Dr. Lindsey Lunsford. We hope that you enjoy this recording and share this discussion widely. The food we eat and the stories that surround it speak volumes about who we are and where we come from. White supremacy and anti-Blackness have…

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Farming For Justice Recording- Returning Buffalo to Native Nations to Strengthen Land and People

This Farming for Justice discussion we were joined by Wizipan Little Elk. Wizi is the CEO and the visionary behind the Wolakota Buffalo Range. The Wolakota Buffalo Range is a visionary project that harnesses the power of public, private, and governmental partnerships to allow the Sicangu Lakota (people of Rosebud) to strengthen their sovereignty. At 28,000…

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Meet the Newest Folks of Groundswell

This year, we are thrilled to welcome new members to the Board of Directors, Equity and Development Committees, Staff, and Internship Program. See our Leadership Page to view the full list of organizational leaders and our Staff Page to meet the team. New Team Members Zian Bustamante, Communications Intern Stephen Nunley, Bookkeeper New Members of…

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Farming For Justice Recording- 7Gen Food System: An Indigenous Vision for Food that Grows a Nation

This Farming for Justice discussion we were joined by Matte Wilson, Food Sovereignty Director of the Sicangu Community Development Corporation. The Sicangu Community Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization serving the Sicangu (see-CHAHN-ghoo) Lakota Oyate (oh-YAH-tay). The Sicangu Food Sovereignty Initiative envisions a sovereign food system that nourishes and heals Lakota people and land for…

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December Farming for Justice Recording- Fair Food in the Time of COVID-19 with The Coalition of Immokalee Workers

December’s Farming for Justice discussion was led by Oscar Otzoy of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in fighting human trafficking and gender-based violence at work. This fall, farmworker leaders of the CIW are traveled virtually from Immokalee to join us…

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Small Farmers Join Together

In 2020, Groundswell teamed up with a regional organization, Headwater Food Hub, to connect more buyers to local farmers. Groundswell Incubator Farmers also collaborated to grow a few select crops for the Full Plate Farm Collective CSA (weekly veggie subscription). Groundswell served as an intermediary between distributors and farmers, working closely with small farmers to…

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Incubator Farm Virtual Tour

Join Groundswell staff and farmers as we tour the Groundswell Incubator Farm in Ithaca, NY. Filmed, edited, and produced by Cornell University Student, Emma Smith.

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