Cooperation

Earthseed Land Collective is a transformational response to this systemic oppression. As Black and Brown visionaries, we are addressing the overwhelming racial wealth gap through cooperative ownership of land and resources. Based in Durham, NC, we are firmly rooted in the Southeast with deep connections to the Global South. We invest in a more equitable world by centering People of Color (POC), women and other communities pushed to the margins.

A bit about cooperatives: A cooperative enterprise is based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity, as well as accountability and transparency. And, it must operate democratically, according to a set of principles—set by the International Cooperative Alliance—that include open membership, equal voting rights for each member regardless of how much is invested (“one person, one vote”), returns based on use, continuous education, and concern for the community.

To learn more about cooperatives, visit: https://www.ica.coop/en/cooperatives/what-is-a-cooperative