A Guide to Grower Groups: Growing Farmer Communities for Continuous Improvement and Change

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2020: $39,934.00
Projected End Date: 08/31/2022
Grant Recipient: Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Lori Stern
Grower Groups with Marbleseed are an open-ended, semi-structured opportunity for farmers to create community support that will contribute to economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially responsible farming enterprises. Farmers lead the groups, and the groups organize with minimal support from Marbleseed or outside staff. Marbleseed hopes that this "Grower Group Guide: Growing Farmer Communities for Continuous Improvement and Change" will enable farmers to engage in groups that meet their needs and are sustainable beyond the founding membership.
Lori Stern
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Ordering info:
Lori Stern
[email protected]
This product is associated with the project "Building Resilient Organic Farms through Communities of Practice"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.