Earthseed is a center for community resilience
through cooperative ownership of land and resources. We are a transformational response to systemic oppression, committed to centering People of Color and other communities pushed to the margins. Based in Durham, NC, we are firmly rooted in the Southeast with deep connections to the Global South.
Our work is to support our members, our compañerxs in resistance, and our broader communities: to grow food, to grow jobs, to grow movements, to grow spirit and mind; to hold ceremony, to hold our differences, and to hold our common liberation.
In 2016, Earthseed Land Cooperative purchased a beautiful 48-acre property! This land has woods for roaming, fields for growing, and multiple structures to house our vision. Our members have already begun making trails, hosting groups, holding ceremony and saving seeds.
We are raising funds to transform one of the barns into a community gathering space on the land. Our goal is to raise $30K by 12/31/16.
We are clear that our communities need access to space for convening, organizing, celebrating, healing and beyond.
With this initial seed funding, we will reinforce the structure, fully weatherize the barn complete with a HVAC system and be able to offer out a beautiful event space. In the longer-term
we are committed to installing a certified community kitchen, a bathroom, a new well, and sleeping quarters.
We need your help to further this collective dream! We welcome your financial support to continue moving this great work forward! Please donate TODAY and forward to anyone else you think may be interested in supporting.
Thanks to some of our great friends, we’ve already raised $4,316 towards our goal! If you want to become a SUSTAINER of Earthseed, you can do so by committing to a monthly amount ($10, $25 or $50). Please visit our website to sign up!
We are looking to gain at least 40 sustainers with this campaign! Donors of $500 and above can be part of our SUNSHINE CIRCLE
---early investors in bringing the Earthseed Vision to life! Among other perks, joining the Sunshine Circle will allow you to participate in Earthseed-hosted workshops (about 1/month) for free. To see a list of upcoming workshops, visit our website!
To learn more about Earthseed Land Cooperative:https://earthseedlandcoop.orgEarthseed’s Mission:
To increase the self-determination of ourselves, our communities and generations to come, by providing access to land and structures that enable us to build wealth, foster environmental sustainability and actualize community wellness.A bit about cooperatives:
A cooperative enterprise is based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity, as well as accountability and transparency. And, it must operate democratically, according to a set of principles—set by the International Cooperative Alliance—that include open membership, equal voting rights for each member regardless of how much is invested (“one person, one vote”), returns based on use, continuous education, and concern for the community.