Groundswell Center 2018 Annual Report Released

Groundswell Center 2018 Annual Report Released

CNC collaborator Groundswell Center has released their annual report summarizing their activities for 2018. The Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming is dedicated to supporting and developing a new generation of farmers focused on sustainable agricultural practices in the Finger Lakes region.

Income for 2018 was mainly split between government grants (52%) and foundation grants (38%), with a total of 75% of revenues being used for programs and 23% split between administrative and development expenses.

Achievements for the year included recruitment of 206 farmers into the Farming for Justice Network, and a total of nine farm businesses participating on the incubator farm. Groundswell staff engaged in over 60 hours of 1:1 consultations with farmers on business practices and were able to educate a total of 248 farmers in justice or agricultural workshops.

Their goals for 2019 include greater farmer engagement with a target of reaching 800 farmers/growers through educational initiatives and consultations; expansion of the Farming for Justice network by another 200 growers; greater outreach to the community; and completing the purchase of a 103 acre farm to help provide access to “startup” land for aspiring farmers and build equity.

Keep up the great work!

Notes:

  • Access the annual report here.

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