Our Afrikan Centered Concious Community frequently posts discussions and blogs about self-sustainability and growing our own foods en-mass to establish our own 21st century Afrikan Communities. Well the great question, especially since our migration away from farms to urban centers, is 'Do You REALLY Want to Farm or BE a Farmer?'
Here is a website posted on LIB by one our dynamic Florida Sisters that (if you go to it) gives information on HOW TO start a farm and you can even take a quiz to see if you can 'cut it.'
New to farming or just love a link full of resources http://www.beginningfarmers.org/planning-a-new-farm/
So again who's serious about self-reliance?
Here is another website (BFAA): www.bfaa-us.org/
Interesting! .... Need to also get back to you about the Coop in Chicago, Virginia ?
Beloved Ifa Sango:
What are the attributes/CHARACTERISTICS OF A Farmer?
There is a discussion on the Agri-Culinary Group (on WACPtv) about the Kujichagulia Villages.