Mutual Aid for Agriculture & Resilience

  • February 15, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this all-day intensive, each participant will create an action plan for how you can engage in Co-operate WNC’s emerging movement to grow a regional mutual aid society in WNC as a transformative response to the social and ecological challenges we’re facing.

This grassroots mutual aid initiative uses co-operative economics to support a network of physical community centers that meet human needs and act as organizing hubs for regenerative land use.

Coming straight out of an analysis of the weak links in the permaculture and regenerative agriculture movements, our network is using powerful and historically tested cooperative strategies to scale up our collective impact and project success rates by sharing resources and knowledge more effectively, and by creating dynamic relationships between organizations and communities at a regional scale.

Patryk Battle from LWF and Zev Friedman and Mari Stuart from Co-operate WNC will be bringing context from the larger global/national mutual aid and co-operative movements, as well as themes around land access, climate adaptive farming, permaculture, agricultural economics.

Content will be strongly participatory, and we will emphasize each participant using insights from the various presenters to start where you are at with your life, land project, business or organization, and apply co-operative and mutual aid principles to link it up to this collaborative approach.


Venue Phone: 828.891.4497

176 Kimzey Road, Mills River, North Carolina, 28759, United States