SUSU commUNITY Farm

At A Glance

Contact: 

Amber Arnold

Location: 

Brattleboro, Vermont

Primary Issue Area:

  • Food
  • Living Economies
  • Land & Water
  • Climate Change & Energy

Active since:

2019

Grants Received In:

  • 2020
  • 2019

Tax Status:

Ad-hoc

Core volunteers:

3

Our Purpose

SUSU commUNITY Farm is a BIPOC led farm with a mission to offer a life affirming space that nourishes and centers the liberation of Black, Indigenous, People of Color. We do this by creating a culture of liberation in Southern Vermont that fosters our connection with the earth, spiritual practice, healing our relationship to food, the land, and each other. We offer participatory educational and spiritual programming that supports BIPOC, youth, and our allies in engaging in commUNITY practices that restore our connection to the earth and makes systems of oppression obsolete by building systems of health, healing, wellness, and land reverence. Aligned with our sibling organization, The SUSU Healing Collective, The SUSU commUNITY farm centers the voices, healing, and experience of Black, Indigenous, People of Color and is committed to building a liberated culture in Vermont that supports us in releasing trauma patterns of white bodied supremacy, oppression, colonization, and westernized dis-embodiment.

Summary of Projects

This group received a Seed grant in 2020 as part of our rapid response release of funds to support community groups respond to the COVID19 outbreak.

This group received a Seed grant in 2019 to support the establishment of a community healing space that prioritizes the needs of BIPOC and other marginalized community groups. The work will focus on healing the trauma of internalized and inter-generational racism through apothecary practices.