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June 30, 2010

The 2011 Farmland Commons Gathering: Participating Organizations

On the Commons hosted a Farmland Commons Gathering during the summer of 2011. Here is an annotated list of participating organizations from the local food and sustainable agriculture movements.

New Spirit Ventures, a social finance organization that facilitates a flow of capital to farmers while fostering the kind of land stewardship and social ethic that will protect and nourish the earth for future generations.

RSF Social Finance, a nonprofit financial services organization that provides capital to social enterprises addressing food and agriculture, education and the arts, and ecological stewardship.

Slow Money Wisconsin, a regional group attempting to identify and attract capital to support and grow sustainable food and farming enterprises that are committed to the enhancement of local food systems.

Black Family Land Trust, a land trust providing educational, technical and financial services to ensure, protect and preserve African American land ownership.

Equity Trust, a small, national nonprofit organization helping communities gain ownership interests in land and other local resources.

Community Cooperative Farm, a worker-owned farm that grows, preserves and sells chemical-free, heirloom and non-hybrid varieties of vegetables, fruits, grains, wild edibles, eggs, and pasture raised meats.

Local Economies Project, a project that explores and promotes strategies for cultivating “local living economies” in the Hudson Valley of New York.

Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to build food security in Detroit’s Black community.

Yggdrasil Land Foundation, a new form of land trust aiming to catalyze the viability of biodynamic, organic, and sustainable farming for food security and the health of communities through land access, preservation and renewal.

Land Loss Preservation Project, an advocacy organization aiming to curtail epidemic losses of Black owned land in North Carolina by providing legal support and assistance to all financially distressed and limited resource farmers and landowners.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, a nonprofit organization specializing in captive breeding programs for indigenous and exotic endangered and threatened animals.

Biodynamic Farming and Gardening Association, an association of individuals and organizations that are committed to the transformation of the whole food system from farm to table.

Philadelphia Community Farm, a nonprofit education and conservation organization.

Glynwood Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of community stewardship.

Elixir Farm, a farm offering organic and biodynamic Chinese and North American medicinal plant seeds.

Marian Moore, a coach, organizational and philanthropic consultant, and conference and concert producer.

Hawthorne Valley Farm, a 400-acre, diversified biodynamic farm dedicated to agriculture, education and the arts

Indian Land Tenure Foundation, a community-based nonprofit organization focused on the recovery, management and control of American Indian lands by Indian people.

Land For Good, a nonprofit organization offering education and assistance to owners and managers of working lands, entering farmers and other land-use decision makers in the six New England states.

Dream of Wild Health, a 10-acre organic farm in Hugo, Minnesota that helps American Indian people reclaim their physical, spiritual and mental health.

One Garden, a nonprofit organization that researches, cultivates and conserves indigenous and non-native plants and disseminates information on their potential benefits.