Core Values

Vision

To co-create a diverse, accessible community that nurtures the health of people and nature through economic justice, urban agriculture/local food access, and environmental sustainability.

Mission

To create generational wealth and wellbeing for people who have been marginalized by institutional economic and racial systems of white supremacy. Opportunities to own affordable homes and engage in urban farming support economic vitality/prosperity. Earth-friendly buildings, renewable energy infrastructure, and preservation and access to natural habitats nourish/foster the health of the environment and the broader community. Shared accessible spaces and resources, and a system of offering and acquiring skills, help build a strong, supportive community.

Goals

Collaboratively purchase,  develop, and preserve a 65-acre parcel of land within the City limits of Madison, Wisconsin.

Increase homeownership for Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) and support their acquisition of generational wealth.

Provide affordable, sustainable housing for families and individuals of diverse abilities, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Provide food and economic opportunity by planting, cultivating and harvesting agricultural crops and managing pastured livestock for local consumption, sale at markets, and donation to food banks.

Provide green space commons, accessible to the surrounding community for recreation, spiritual growth, and education.

Restore, protect, and conserve wetlands, perennial pasture, and other natural components of the parcel, for their ecosystem services and for their own right.

Serve as a model for building a coalition of stakeholders with unique needs, skills, and resources who come together to fulfill their own goals, as well as the goals of the City as a whole, to benefit the broader community.