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The First Step To Adopt Agroecology? Grow Your Own!

Benji cuts right to it and tells Kenyon College students how they can adopt agroecology on their own. Growing your own produce begins by trial and error. You have to get in the soil, get your hands dirty, and learn what’s possible when working with nature not against it. Groundswell’s co-founder and Executive Director, Steve […]

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New Curriculum Tackles Food Insecurity in Rural US

We are pleased to announce the publication of the Grow Food Where People Live gardening and food curriculum produced in partnership with the University of North Carolina Asheville (UNCA) and The McCullough Institute for Conservation, Land Use and Environmental Resiliency. The curriculum is the fruit of more than a year-and-a-half of action research conducted by […]

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Remembering Chuck Marsh

On August 27, Chuck Marsh, a great friend of Groundswell, left this world. Chuck worked tirelessly to bring light and love to the Earth and all its beings. He was the architect of Groundswell’s ‘Grow Food Where People Live’ initiative in Western North Carolina, where he shared a lifetime of permaculture knowledge to lift up […]

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Harvest Update: Grow Food Where People Live

The following is an update from Sydney Klein, Program Coordinator for Grow Food Where People Live, Groundswell International’s program in Western North Carolina done in collaboration with Polk County Government and the Mill Spring Agricultural Development Center. Grow Food Where People Live is grounded in a bottom-up approach to community-based food production and economic development, and builds on […]

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Join Us at the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Fall Conference!

This weekend, November 6-8th, the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association (CFSA) is hosting their 30th annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Durham, NC. The conference is a place for people of all backgrounds to come together to connect and share ideas for creating a healthier food future, through a diverse array of workshops, events, meeting, and locally-inspired […]

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Growing Food Where People Live in Polk County, NC

A few weeks ago, we held our first community workday of the “Grow Food Where People Live” initiative, Groundswell’s International’s new program in Western North Carolina. In collaboration with our local partners, Polk Agricultural Economic Development and the Mill Spring Agricultural Center, we are working to strengthen the local food economy and community self-reliance of families in Polk County, NC.  […]

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2015 Spring Seed Campaign: What seeds will you plant?

Dear Friend of Groundswell, I am writing to you today from the Groundswell International coordination office in Asheville, North Carolina where I am surrounded by open-pollinated, GMO-free seed packets. We have already mailed out hundreds of seeds across the country as part of our Annual Spring Seed Campaign. This year’s campaign, in collaboration with our […]

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Groundswell Announces Program in Western North Carolina

Collectively, the founders of Groundswell International represent over 250 years of experience working with rural communities. During this time, we have learned that our future must be built on the foundation of strong, healthy, productive communities, and our approach focuses on enabling people to become the lead actors in improving their own lives. We are […]

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