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.
1. Cultivate.Coop Wiki page collecting resources on Youth In Co-ops. Please add your resources!
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.
According to Peter Kenyon, the historic view of young people is problematic; that they cause problems, have problems, and are problems. This is so entrenched in our thought that in fact, the latin word from which "teenager" originates is teona, which means 'grief, strife and misery.'
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.