The Center for Grassroots Organizing
At A Glance
Primary Issue Area:
- Living Economies
- Climate Change & Energy
- Environmental Health
- Land & Water
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The goal of our collective is to contribute to a Just Transition through land stewardship and grassroots organizing. This is the genesis of an Agroecology and Movement Building School in Vermont. We’re training people in the technical aspects of ecological agriculture and the social tools of building a movement for cooperative application of these regenerative agricultural, social, and economic practices. The commitment of the school to prioritize movement building and popular-style political education along with traditional and technical agroecological skills is a unique offering and something that we see as crucial. Through this work, we intend to help create the livable future our children’s children need. Our collective members are deeply involved in the Just Transition in Vermont and elsewhere, and together we share dozens of years of experience organizing with grassroots and agrarian communities, working towards systemic change in Vermont and beyond. As Malcolm X famously said, “Revolution is based on land.” We know land is at the root of both our sovereignty and our collective wellbeing. Land access is key to applying regenerative principles justly and at scale. To be successful in helping facilitate the Just Transition, including equitable access to farmland and resources, we truly need to build a movement that is rooted in reverence for the earth and each other and is making tangible steps forward and growing.