In this episode, Antonio and Janice talk about what community farming is and why it’s ideal to build a community at a farm. They also share some tips on how to create a farm community and discuss how building good relationships brings value to the farm by having members share their skills and expertise.
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00:36: Farming alone is like swimming against the tide
02:05: Community farming and civilization
03:33: The current deterioration of rural communities and its consequences
08:07: How to cultivate a community at the farm
11:20: There’s different levels of communities – and it’s more than just the people
16:44: Reading nature, adapting with natural communities
20:36: Ways that members of a farm’s community bring value to the farm
23:41: Relationship-building plays a role in building the community
27:27: Other strategies Antonio used to create a community at Cavaleiro Farm
30:06: The formalized community farming system we use on our farm
35:46: How landowners can engage community members to help with doing farmwork and support their farm goals
39:20: The big problem of farmers accessing farmland: How can landowners help?
42:12: How do we actually get it done? Walk and talk.
43:41: Communities in the city versus rural communities
46:20: You don’t wanna burn bridges – make good with the people and build a relationship
46:55: So what do you get out of having a community? What are the benefits?
49:11: How to connect with us