Young Agrarians Land Access Guide

The purpose of this guide is to support new and landless farmers to choose a path toward accessing land. In researching and writing this guide, the driving question has been: how have new farmers gotten onto land? There are several di erent options to consider from leasing and purchasing to community farms and incubator plots- each with its own set of pro’s and con’s. Farming is hard work and it takes signi cant planning, perseverance, and determination to be successful at it.

Resources for Youth in Workers Co-ops

1. Cultivate.Coop Wiki page collecting resources on Youth In Co-ops.  Please add your resources!

2. Co-op Academy Curriculum developed mostly by Stacey Cordeiro from and including Youth In Co-op workshops:

3. Roots' Curriculum: Youth Leadership, Meeting Facilitation, Co-ops 101 for Youth, more...

4. A video series from the Youth Co-ops Workshop from the Chicago Conference 

Watch all the videos in this series here.



How to Start a Student-Run Food Co-op

The Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive (CoFED) is a US-based national cooperative network and training program committed to empowering students to create ethically-sourced, cooperatively-run food enterprises on college campuses. CoFED provides  retreats and resources with regional organizers to support student groups as they open up their own food co-ops.  CoFED's mission is to cultivate a more sustainable, community-oriented culture through college campuses.