Beyond Speculation Workshop & Farm Trails

Thank you to our farmers Aubrie Maze, Scott Kelley, and David and Kayta Plescia for hosting over 40 people for a tour of our spring farming operations on Sunday, April 28. In addition to the day out on the land, we also shared insights on emerging models for financing land stewardship projects.

We are very grateful to our speakers during our Beyond Speculation workshop that included Cassandra Ferrera of CommonSpace Community Land Trust, Cameron Rhudy of Sustainable Economies Law Center, Kendra Johnson a consultant with One Farm and CA FarmLink and our moderator, Temra Costa, of Green Valley Farm + Mill. The workshop presented information and ideas on models that are working to ensure that land can be stewarded by people living and working on the land. These included One Farm, East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative, CommonSpace Community Land Trust, Agrarian Commons, Northern California Community Land Trust, and more.

We’ll be sharing more here about our journey to ensure that Green Valley remains affordable for people living on and stewarding this land, so stay tuned!