Community Farms Farmer Survey

A community farm is a multi-functional farm where the land is held “in trust” for community rather than owned privately. A community group or cooperative governs land use agreements, and agricultural uses of the land are shared by a community of farmers. The primary focus of a community farm is local food production using sustainable agricultural practices. Land holders, land managers, and farmers work together by mutual agreement. Farmers are housed on or near the land.

If you're interested in participating in the Community Farms Program, we'd like to know more about you. Using information from your survey, we may be able to help you find a farm or community group that matches your interests.

What happens to the information I give you?

Your information will be added to a secure, searchable database that allows us to more easily match farmers and groups based on their geographic location of choice, experience levels, and other criteria.

When you complete the survey online, a copy is sent to program staff for review and potential matching with other interested farmers. Due to the private nature of the information, the database is not open to public viewing.

How do I meet other interested people?

Once we have sufficient interest from people in a specific geographic region, we facilitate a meeting to discuss the potential of forming a community farm.

We might encourage the group to find a small temporary plot to work together and learn about each other. At this time, the group can conduct a more detailed asset and needs assessment.

As we coach and encourage new groups, we also seek suitable land to match their needs.

Thanks for your interest in the Community Farms Program.

Fill out the survey

created by: Barbara Joughin

Last Modified: October 10, 2014