Global Growers Network
The Conservation Fund invested in Global Growers Network’s expansion by acquiring 21.2 acres of prime farmland including native habitat which supports plant and animal biodiversity. GGN will host 15 smallholder farmers with numerous amenities ideally suited to a shared farming model. Immigrant and refugee farmers will preserve and share multicultural farming traditions and foodways and will produce culturally relevant foods for local marketplaces. GGN will also create a hub for agricultural education, capitalizing on the outreach opportunities of the site with school groups, agritourism and food-focused events.
Using a Buy-Protect-Sell model, the Working Farms Fund is making the farmland affordable for Global Growers Network while providing the organization a patient pathway to farm ownership.
Global Growers Network (GGN) is building and sustaining a network of land, resources, markets, and people to create a more equitable food system driven by cultural diversity, inclusive economies and regenerative agricultural practices. GGN envisions a cooperative farm sharing multicultural traditions and foodways that create new markets for farm products and a vibrant and inclusive agritourism destination celebrating global food cultures.
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