Our Pillars

Our three pillars offer a holistic approach to supporting farmers to change the broken food system.


On-the-ground support for farmer-led research and documentation.

Information Exchange

Facilitating collective learning through farmer-to-farmer exchange.


Advocating for farmers’ right to shape their own agricultural system


A collaboration between A Growing Culture and The Source Project.

  • #IStandwithFarmers
  • Kalyani: Farmer-Entrepreneur
  • John: Farmer-Activist
  • I Stand with Women Farmers
  • Adolfo: Farmer-Seed-Guardian
  • Chandra: Farmer-Animal-Protector
  • Debal Deb: Farmer-Scientist

Promoting agroecology

  • Kenya Innovator Documentation Project
    Farmer-Led Innovation Documentation in Kenya
    January 24, 2017
    Introduction In Kisumu, Western Kenya, farmers can serve as an example for ...
  • Agroforestry Workshop
    Agroforestry, Culture, and Food Security Workshop
    October 15, 2016
    On October 15, 2016, Debal Deb and D. Bhattacharya conducted a workshop on agroforestry, culture, and food security at Badsudha farm in O...
  • Library for Food Sovereignty International Stakeholder Gathering
    September 22, 2016
    September 2016 Kasejjere, Uganda From September 19 – 22, 2016, A Growing Culture together with Kikandwa Environmental Association a...
  • Participatory Video
    Participatory Video Workshop, Kikandwa, Uganda
    September 18, 2016
    From September 16-18, AGC co-hosted a Participatory Video (PV) workshop wit...
  • Agroecology and Seed Conservation Workshop
    Agroecology and Seed Conservation Workshop
    September 11, 2016
    The Workshop: On September 11-12, 2016, Debal Deb led a workshop addressing the topics of Agroecology and Seed Conservation on Basudha fa...
  • nursery establishment
    Nursery Establishment, Composting, and Compost Tea
    July 9, 2016
    July 2016 Kabarnet, Kerio Valley, Kenya In July 2016, AGC returned to Kabar...
  • beekeeping workshop
    Beekeeping Workshop, Kikandwa, Uganda
    July 1, 2016
    July 2016 Kikandwa, Uganda Kikandwa is a small community located about 45 miles west of Kampala, Uganda’s capital, and 6500 feet above se...
  • Northern Vietnam FLD
    Smallholder Farmer Innovations in Northern Vietnam
    June 20, 2016
    June 2016 Hanoi, Vietnam AGC partnered with i-Nature and Center for Creativity and Sustainability (CCS) in Northern Vietnam to document f...
  • appropriate technologies vietnam
    Appropriate Technologies, Northeast Vietnam
    October 7, 2014
    Fall 2014 Ba Vi District, Hanoi, Vietnam Ba Vi District lies in the forested hills of northeast Vietnam. Here, Pham Nhu Trang runs a hog ...
  • Farmer Training
    Farmer Training and Support Workshops
    May 19, 2013
    Spring 2013 Kenya (various locations) From Nanyuki to Embu and the Rift Valley to Lake Victoria, A Growing Culture has conducted farmer t...
  • Raw Milk Fertilization
    Raw Milk Fertilization on Mixed Cool Season Pastures
    May 1, 2013
    Spring 2013 Reidsville, NC, USA In forage-based livestock operations, forage quality and quantity are paramount to the success of the ope...
  • NEEMA Women's Group Training
    Orphanage and Neema Women’s Group Training
    April 25, 2013
    Spring 2013 Kabarnet, Kerio Valley, Kenya Between the Tugen Hills of Kenya’s Northern Rift Valley sits the town of Kabarnet, home to Sunr...
  • diversified orchard project
    Diversified Orchard Project, Homabay, Kenya
    April 15, 2013
    Spring 2013 Homabay, Kenya One of the biggest challenges to implementing orchards into impoverished communities is developing long-term g...
  • Zero Waste Training Farm
    Zero Waste Training Farm, Quoc Oai, Vietnam
    February 15, 2012
    February 2012 Quoc Oai, Vietnam In February 2012, A Growing Culture joined forces with Sustainable Product Innovation (SPIN) and five loc...
  • Perennial Peanut Project
    Perennial Peanut Project, Dalat, Vietnam
    October 5, 2011
    Fall 2011 Dalat, Vietnam In recent years, Vietnam has become one of the world’s largest coffee producers. The industry has drastically ch...

What Others Are Saying About Us…

“AGC is playing a critical role in the movement by collecting, curating, and archiving the special knowledge of farmers for the benefit of their fellow farmers–which is to say for the benefit of us all.”

What Others Are Saying About Us…

“AGC is capturing the immense wisdom of farmers at the Grassroots. Imagine Indigenous farmers from across the world meeting virtually to support each other and to expand their collective capacity for innovation. This is the extraordinary platform that AGC is about to launch.”

What Others Are Saying About Us…

“With AGC, something as simple as planting a bean becomes an awakening of consciousness and ultimately a road to freedom.”

What Others Are Saying About Us…

“The food movement desperately needs organizations like AGC. Its focus on farmer-to-farmer relationships inevitably produces dynamic, practical, thriving, communal enterprises that (can change) our local and global food systems through knowledge, innovation, and commitment to the flourishing of place.”

What Others Are Saying About Us…

“Farmers the world over work on the front lines of climate change as more variable weather and extremes increasingly disrupt food production. A Growing Culture provides exactly the kind of global farmer-to-farmer knowledge exchange needed to spark ecosystem-based innovations that will put us on the path to a climate-resilient future.”


Let’s work together bring farmers back to the helm of agriculture.

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Parts of a whole

  • Open Access Illustration
    April 5, 2017
    The Open Source Ethos
    Illustration by Freya Yost Open access is an ancient public good. Western discourse around open acc...
  • Farmer-led Documentation
    January 19, 2017
    Participating in Change: Farmer-Led Documentation
    Equitable change—the type that represents real and lasting solutions for all those involved—requires...
  • Cuba's Farming Transformation
    December 12, 2016
    Reliance to Revolution: Cuba's farmer-led transfor...
    Revolution is often portrayed as an idea that’s better when shouted, spray painted on a wall, or dri...
  • Agroecology
    November 17, 2016
    Parts of a Whole: Mapping a global agriculture
    The world today is on a dangerous path. One that leads nowhere pleasant for all of our globe’s...

Bring some AGC home

Proceeds go directly to supporting farmers

  • Jibaro Hawaii
    Jibaro Hawaii
    By Trek6 An 11″x17″ poster designed by artist Trek6 specifically for AGC. This poster represents the Jibaro farmers of Puerto Rico who left to Hawaii and worked in labor camp-style plantations for the big sugar industry.
  • Vietnamese Farmer
    By Diane Brawarsky An 11"x17" poster designed by artist Diane Brawarsky specifically for AGC.
  • #IStandWithFarmers
    By Don Rimx An 18"x24" poster designed by artist Don Rimx specifically for AGC.
  • I Stand With Women Farmers
    By Diane Brawarsky An 11"x17" poster designed by artist Diane Brawarsky specifically for AGC.
  • Farmers Poster
    An 11"x17" poster designed by artists Mica Mead and Colin Sutherland of Woolly Press specifically for AGC.
  • Small Farmers
    An 11"x17" poster designed by Egyptian artist Ganzeer specifically for AGC.
  • Peapod Poster
    An 11"x17" poster designed by artists Mica Mead and Colin Sutherland of Woolly Press specifically for AGC.
  • Agricultural Lands
    An 11"x17" poster designed by Egyptian artist Ganzeer specifically for AGC.
  • Cow Poster
    An 11"x17" poster designed by artists Mica Mead and Colin Sutherland of Woolly Press specifically for AGC.