Cooperative Gardens Commission
FOUNDED IN MARCH 2020, THE COOPERATIVE GARDENS COMMISSION (CGC) IS A GRASSROOTS COLLECTIVE WORKING TOWARD FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID19 PANDEMIC AND PERSISTENT INJUSTICE.
Who We Are
The CGC is composed of hundreds of volunteers from across the United States and Canada working as a collective to facilitate sharing of resources — including seeds, soil, equipment, labor, land, and knowledge — and build solidarity across traditional divides. We are farmers, gardeners, activists, and organizers. We believe increasing local food production can help build community power and resilience.
While CGC began developing a new network in the face of this tragic pandemic — and the ineffective government response to it — we recognize that the movement for food sovereignty and against food apartheid is wide and deep, so we primarily seek to support the work of existing networks and projects.
#CoopGardens is a movement for everyone — regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexuality, survivor status, ability, nationality, language, economic status, appearance, age, religion, immigration or documentation status, background, health, or any other personal characteristic.
We practice consensus-based decision-making that makes time for all opinions to be aired. We also work to create a community that holds space for the wisdom and experience of Black, Brown, and Indigenous people, immigrants, members of LGBTQIA+ communities, women, elders, the chronically ill, disabled, and immunocompromised people, and all others who are far too often marginalized by our society — or worse. We do not tolerate violence or oppressive behavior of any kind.
Call for Seed Hub Photos!
Do you love what we do? Want to support a 2023 effort?
If you’re a Seed Hub, please send us your photos. We all love to know where the seeds have gone, what they’ve been up to, any joy they’ve wrought, and what you were most excited about!
Email Photos and Notes to us at:
CooperativeGardens @ Gmail.com
Please include your Seed Hub Name and notes about your project!