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CoFUND Winners Annoucement

In late winter of 2021, CoFED began reviewing applications for the CoFUND in cooperation with an amazing selection committee. We learned so much about LGBTQIA+, BIPOC cooperators who are making food and land justice a priority.    The selection process was exciting and challenging. We are so proud to announce the winners of our first-ever […]

Congratulations Racial Justice Fellows ’20-’21

With all of our love and appreciation, we say congratulations to the 2020-2021 Racial Justice Fellow cohort.    These 3 leaders, not only created and developed their own food justice project to nourish their communities, but they also underwent a beautiful self-discovery process. Each of the fellows has offered CoFED so much by way of […]

Meet the amazing BUD Cohort & RJFs

The work of cooperative economics, land, and food justice has deep roots. It is our honor at CoFED to tend to these roots by supporting the current cooperators. Join us in celebrating these amazing visionaries reclaiming, resisting, and building better food futures in the United States.  In bliss and gratitude, we are pleased to present […]

Trading Seeds: Reflections from a Racial Justice Fellow

Written by Dallas Robinson, 2019 CoFED Racial Justice Fellow The past six months as a CoFED Racial Justice Fellow have been one of my favorite experiences in this hectic, exciting year. In 2019, I completed a 12-month farm school program, worked several jobs, completed two years of farm apprenticeship work, and began my own farm […]

Reimagining Belonging with a CoFED Racial Justice Fellow

Written by Kriss Mincey, 2019 CoFED Racial Justice Fellow When I applied for the CoFED Racial Justice Fellowship, I wrote that racial justice is about making the case for belonging, and that belonging is about “who gets to imagine themselves here.” I proposed a Universal Design Sensory Food Garden™ (UDSFG) accessible to people using wheelchairs and […]

Making Magic at the 2019 Summer Co-op Academy!

Our 2019 Summer Co-op Academy centered and amplified the leadership and wisdom of young BIPOC solutionaries from Canada and the US. We gathered at Earthseed Land Cooperative in Durham, NC — on land that was once stewarded by the Occaneechi band of the Saponi nation– to remember how cooperation is truly about who we are […]

2019 Racial Justice Fellows

While white tech bros continue to receive billions of dollars in venture capital to build apps we don’t need, Black visionaries are systematically denied the resources to build the community-owned, regenerative food economies we do need. CoFED’s Racial Justice Fellowship offers a meaningful stipend, leadership coaching, political education and technical assistance for Black and other cooperators […]

sca2019cohort

For far too long, co-ops have been coopted by (mostly white and wealthier) folx who champion cooperatives as a better business strategy within capitalism, with little regard for racial or economic equity. Our first ever all-POC Summer Co-op Academy cohort is telling a better story — one where cooperation is who we are and how we […]

Harvesting Lessons from Our 2018 Racial Justice Fellowship

In June of this year, we announced our 2018 Racial Justice Fellows with tremendous hope for the cooperative visions of food and land justice about to born. We were excited for the dreams created, the seeds planted, and the growth that would result. We began with three Fellows: Merelis, Jazmin, and avery. We ended with […]

#UnlearningWithCoFED No.9 – Indigenous People’s Day

Happy Indigenous People’s Day! Today, we celebrate as resistance. We have much to resist: Brett Kavanaugh, a white man and attempted rapist who has a track record of gutting indigenous rights, environmental protections, and voting rights for people of color, was recently sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice [1]. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the only […]