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Dear Friends,

It’s not just our vegetables that are growing this summer… Groundswell is too!

Family with locally harvested vegetables in Burkina Faso.

There has never been a more important time to invest in people and their local solutions. Agroecology and community-led development are overcoming the food crisis, ecological degradation and other problems.

Two Central American NGOs, Vecinos Honduras and FUNDENOR (Guatemala), have both begun the process of becoming partners, and the Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD), in Ghana, has submitted a partnership application.

All three organizations share Groundswell’s commitment to working with rural communities to build sustainable agriculture and local food systems from the bottom up, and we look forward to collaborating with them at our global conference this July in San Luis Obispo, California. In addition to representatives from these new and prospective partners, our partners from Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Haiti, and Mali will attend, as will a number of guests and presenters who support agrecology and local food systems in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Our growth is only possible because of your generosity. So far in 2011, institutional and individual supporters have donated nearly $300,000 to Groundswell!

Now we have an incredible opportunity for you to double your investment in Groundswell. The Swift Foundation will match, dollar-for-dollar, the next $25,000 in individual donations. All you need to do is check the “Match my gift!” box on our donation page or write “match my donation” in the comments section of your check.

Thank you for your support. There has never been a more important time to invest in ecological agriculture and sustainable local food systems.

Sincerely,

Steve Brescia
International Director

Cantave Jean-Baptiste, PDL

P.S. Our influence is growing as well… Cantave Jean-Baptiste (pictured on left) has been invited to represent Groundswell and our Haitian partner PDL at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting to be held in New York this September.

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