Protecting the Great Lakes through a Farm Navigator Network
State: New York
The project goal is to support the ecological health of the Great Lakes while sustaining a viable agricultural economy and communities.
Run cooperatively by four intergenerational, multi-racial, & LGBTQ+ women, Rise & Root Farm’s mission is rooted in social justice and the healing power of food. They used a Brighter Future Fund grant to upgrade their greenhouse with water, electricity, and heat.
Forestville, New York, students eat local foods at school—including local farm-raised meat.
A school’s participation in FINYS gave students access to local apple, cooking demos, and recipes.
Bari Zieger received an AFT microgrant that helped cover the closing costs on her farmland.
An aspiring farmer in New York City found farmland through Farmland for a New Generation New York.
New York farmer Kama Doucoure used a microgrant from AFT to hire a consultant to consult on his business expansion plans.
Farmers can play a key role in combating climate change. AFT works on policies that support farm viability and help farmers mitigate impacts.
Lorie Ames participated in AFT’s New York Soil Health Specialist training to improve her work with farmers.
The Alliance for New York’s Farmland advocates for public funding and policies to protect farmland and support a new generation of farmers.