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    Watch the Live Stream of Keynote by Agrarian Trust Board Member!
    March 6, 2015

    Agrarian Trust’s Severine v T Fleming and Sustainable Economies Law Center’s Janelle Orsi to give Friday night keynote at Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, at the University of Oregon. Watch the Live Stream HERE 5pm PST PIELC unites more than 3,000 activists, attorneys, students, scientists, and concerned citizens from over 50 countries around the globe to share their experience and expertise. Past keynote speakers include Robert Kennedy, Ralph Nader, David Brower, Terry Tempest Williams, Ward Churchill, Vandana Shiva, Paul Watson, Winona […]
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    Porque a terra é para quem trabalha nela.
    March 6, 2015


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    New Communities for an Old Plantation
    March 6, 2015

    A former Georgia plantation is reclaimed by New Communities Inc. From an article by Carlton Fletcher published in the Albany Herald. For the better part of an hour, the generally soft-spoken Shirley Sherrod talks animatedly about the circumstances that led to the collective she and her husband, the civil rights activist Charles Sherrod, helped found that now owns the former Cypress Pond Plantation in southwest Dougherty County. As she looks out from the beautifully restored plantation home that is the […]
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    Pioneering a New Way to Invest
    March 5, 2015

    From Permaculture Guru Mark Shepard comes the RAD revolution: Impact investment in regenerative farmland represents one of the most exciting real asset opportunities of our time offering a very strong risk/return profile. RADev is currently evaluating a burgeoning pipeline of potential restoration agriculture land-based sites for investment, design, and development. Regions of interest include: the Midwest, California, the Northwest, and the Northeast, and is growing as our team grows. We could not be more excited about the future we are […]
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    Neighbors Join Together to Buy Back the Neighborhood
    March 5, 2015

    An article in Yes! Magazine by Olivia LaVecchia details a group of dedicated neighbors that came together to form the Northeast Investment Cooperative, a first-of-its-kind in the U.S. cooperative engaged in buying and developing real estate. NEIC created a structure where any Minnesota resident could join the co-op for $1,000, and invest more through the purchase of different classes of nonvoting stock. The group began spreading the word to prospective members, and started looking for a building to buy. From the article: […]
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    Challenging the Bank
    March 4, 2015

    The Debt Collective aims to help people organize with each other to challenge creditors.   From their site: We believe no one should have to go into debt for basic needs like housing, healthcare, and education. When the indebted join together they can build power to help create a just society. Learn more at https://debtcollective.org/
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    News from the Agricultural Justice Project
    March 4, 2015

    Farmworker Organizations Give Strong Support to the Agricultural Justice Project By Elizabeth Henderson (Agrarian Trust Advisory Board) Unique among domestic fair trade claims, farmworkers and farmers negotiated directly with one another to hammer out the standards of the Agricultural Justice Project (AJP). The goal of these standards, which are the basis of AJP’s Food Justice Certified label, is to change relationships among the people who work on farms and to gain fair prices and agreements for farmers so that they […]
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    What do Farmers need?
    March 3, 2015

    A group of MBA students from Emory University are researching “Farmer Benefits” and current major challenges that farmers face in Georgia. The results from this survey will be used to create a plan for how to increase better and more affordable benefits for farmers like health insurance, disability insurance and retirement plans. The Emory project is being done in collaboration Community Farmers Markets, Georgia Organics, and the Young and Beginning Farmers Alliance. Find the survey here.  
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    Come See Our Land Screenings in Berkeley!
    March 3, 2015


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    From Commodity to Community: Support this Kickstarter!
    March 2, 2015


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