A queer-owned progressive land

May 5, 2023Farm to Fork, Inspiring initiative, USA

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ACCTING aims to understand the impact of Green Deal policies on vulnerable groups, prevent inequalities, and produce knowledge and innovations to advance behavioural change at individual and collective levels for an inclusive and equal European Green Deal. This bottom-up initiative was collected by Don Lee within ACCTING’s mapping of inspiring practice cases, within the Farm to Fork Research Line. Read our report on all 693 mapped initiatives.


SisterLand Farms, USA


SisterLand Farms is a queer-owned, worker-run farm cooperative/school that provides food for the food banks, supports farmers (especially queer and Indigenous), and partners with Tribal youth through their educational activities. The initiative aims to reflect the experiences of marginalisation into farming practices to “elevate the disenfranchised and historically ignored”.   

A community passionate about progress and agriculture

The community shares a passion for progress and knowledge dissemination. They offer the following services:  

  • Consulting: with over 10 years of expertise, they deliver personalised services such as supporting small farm planning, homesteading, and garden development. 
  • Composting: it is the only initiative for picking up compostable kitchen garbage in Clallam County is SisterLand Farms. Anyone can efficiently divert up to 5 gallons (or nearly 500 pounds) of household compostables for $5 per week. The process involves the following steps: collecting the compostables, combining it with the animal waste produced by partner farms, and then spreading it in garden areas. 
  • Educating:  Since they started in 2018, they have led several informational sessions with well-known organisations such as the National Academy of Science, the Audubon Society, Port Angeles Public Schools, and Port Angeles Farmers’ Markets. “A progressive society uses its learning, its critical thought, and its aggregated resources to create a more promising future” 
  • Floral design: They offer Limited floral services for certain occasions, along with some bouquet deliveries throughout the growing season. 

Find out more here.

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