Yes Dawn, and the support can come from many others besides farmers.
People that hold land jointly, like clubs, churches or schools may
have land that could be producing food. They also have potential as
Maybe you could look into working with others that have the same goal
or who would like to support your goal. We are farming on land that
is owned by our cooperative, Fraser Common Farm Coop (1977). We are
working about 5 acres .We have been at it for 20 years. The initial
goals were in part, to produce food and a livelihood on small
acreage. It works. We helped to start Glen Valley Organic Farm Coop
in about 2000 which is 50 acres and about 60 shareholders, 4 of them
are farming it. Check out their web site.
Cooperation is the key to it. A draw back we haven't quite solved yet
is how does a low income farmer builds equity for retirement. But we
are working on it.
This land does not belong to me, my creation, and yet it does. It
belongs to all of us who have worked together with common values to
build a successful farm. It gives me great pleasure.
- From: Dave McCandless <glorious@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: microfarmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 13:41:32 -0800
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