Groundswell's mission is to engage diverse learners and empower them with skills, knowledge and access to resources so they can build sustainable land-based livelihoods and equitable local food systems. We provide practical and applicable experience-based education and business incubation through a network of successful local farms and partner organizations. The result we seek is successful entry into and growth of our local food and farming systems.
Groundswell is an initiative of the EcoVillage Center for Sustainability Education, a project of the Center for Transformative Action. Groundswell is supported by USDA's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Program, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Grant #2010-49400-21799; the Appalachian Regional Commission; Park Foundation; and by the generous donations of individual and business supporters. To find out how you can support our work, call 607-319-5095.