Groundswell is a global partnership working in Africa, the Americas, and Asia to strengthen rural communities to build healthy farming and food systems from the ground up. Groundswell empowers people to overcome hunger and catalyzes the transition toward sustainable farming, local food economies, and food and seed sovereignty. Groundswell believes in family farmers, spreading sustainable practices farmer-to-farmer, building local food systems, strengthening organizations to lead local development, and giving people a voice in shaping their own future.
Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund
The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund is a 501 (c) (4) protecting the rights of farmers and artisanal producers to make their products available -- and the rights of consumers to access the foods of their choice from the source of their choice.
Why do we need a FTCLDF? Our food sovereignty is at risk! Regulations from federal, state and local government agencies often make it too expensive or even illegal to sell some locally produced or artisan foods.
Sow True Seed
Guided by a rich tradition of ecological wisdom and preservation practiced daily in the mountains of Western North Carolina, we feature heirloom, certified organic, traditional, and Southern Appalachia favorites. We grow and source over 500 varieties of untreated seeds that remain true to type when saved and replanted.
Avonlea Learning Community
Avonlea Learning Community is a progressive, Montessori influenced, non-profit school based on an 180 acre farm and forest conservation land.