Humanity can no longer afford to ignore the myriad ways in which monoculture is unsustainable and dangerous. Widespread environmental sustainability is virtually impossible under the monoculture farming model. It seems as though we must look to the farmers and stewards of the past to protect public health into the foreseeable future.
Together, we’ve just finished our first farm acquisition fundraiser at Agrarian Trust in support of the Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons, a new model for community-centered farm ownership.
The recent uprisings are shaking the world. We are again at a tipping point that is a long time coming. Just as it always has, it will require not only weeks, months, or years of protest but decades and centuries of commitment to create a culture of equity and justice.
Agrarian Trust and Patagonia are both investing to support ecological stewardship on two Agrarian Commons farms.
Agrarian Trust, with the support of our incredible community has launched ten Agrarian Commons, and made significant progress on our first farm fundraiser. We are proud to report that we raised $324,000 in just over one month to support the Little Jubba Central Maine Agrarian Commons…
The Agrarian Commons has launched! Ten states have filed for legal incorporation of their Agrarian Commons. We will be working together over the next two years to raise the funds and build the capacity needed to acquire founding farms and transfer them into these Agrarian Commons.
Agrarian Commons farms, which operate under the joint stewardship of farmers across a community, focus on farming techniques that preserve the land and create a reliable source of product.
The Agrarian Trust aims to help farmers access land and stay on it, while fostering a system of community supported, environmentally sustainable agriculture.
From the geek perspective, growing more and better food looks like a technology optimization problem. But to be honest, it’s at least as much of an ownership problem.
One of the most important gifts we can pass on to future generations is the reconnection to agrarian heritage and sustainable agricultural practices.