FaithLands Gathering
Official photos from the FaithLands gathering at Paicines Ranch in CA.

Greenhorns, along with our sister organization, Agrarian Trust, and our partners recently hosted a highly generative meeting of 35 Faith leaders. Together we strategized on institutional training and funding streams to bring more faith-held farmland into sustainable agriculture. This is a movement close to our hearts at Greenhorns. (You may have watched our OurLand episode about the Catholic workers negotiating with the Catholic nuns in Iowa? The nuns first provided 0% interest loans, then small leases, and now are working on a master-plan that includes agroforestry model site, a crescendo of collaboration over the course of 20 years, resulting in ‘activation’ of their glorious land.) Many churches have significant and deeply cared for real estate to activate for sustainable agriculture, and we’d like to make it easier for these churches & faith organizations to partner with beginning farmers, community food projects, agro-foresters and food justice activists on this land -- God's work takes many hands!
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