Groundswell empowers people from diverse backgrounds with skills, knowledge, and access to resources, so we can work together to build a more just, sustainable food system.
Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is training the next generation of sustainable farmers and ranchers in the Finger Lakes. We support individuals to develop agricultural skills and grow profitable, equitable and ecologically sound farm businesses. We work to dismantle racism in the food system by integrating topics of equity and justice in all of our programming and prioritizing support for underrepresented producers including people of color, refugees, women and individuals with limited resources.
Guided by our commitment to a just and sustainable food system, our programming is led by farmers and mentors active in food, farming or social justice. By empowering people with skills, knowledge, and access to resources, together we can build a more diverse, equitable food system that enriches the environment and increases biodiversity.
We Create affordable land access
We collaborate for food justice
“Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality…”
- Malcolm X.