We The People Opportunity Farm

We The People Opportunity Farm

Feeding the body, soil and mind is a great privilege for We the People Opportunity Farm. Whether you have come alongside us financially, physically, in spirit, or all the above, we value your engagement in this important work and look forward to sustaining this vital mission together.

Our Mission

Our mission is to break the cycle of incarceration in Washtenaw County by investing in the employment and development of formerly incarcerated men and women through farming and community engagement.

Our Values

Radically Inclusive: Including everyone, especially accepting and accommodating people who have historically been excluded (due to their race, gender, sexuality, or ability). We honor different identities, ideas, and experiences and invite everyone, especially those who have historically been excluded, into the pursuit of our mission.

Intentionally Collaborative: We cannot meet our mission without you. We invite you into our work. We value the power of collective thinking and impact, even when it is challenging.

Courageously Disruptive: In all that we do we will stretch ourselves and those we work alongside to challenge the Prison Industrial Complex.

Rooted in Justice: We work vigorously for freedom and justice for formerly incarcerated Black, Indigenous, Latinx, People of Color, and, by extension, all incarcerated people.

Committed to Growth: We will steward all our resources with integrity, love, and respect for the earth. This, in turn, fuels our belief that all living things when nurtured in good soil, given sun, and water will flourish.

Our Values

Radically Inclusive: Including everyone, especially accepting and accommodating people who have historically been excluded (due to their race, gender, sexuality, or ability). We honor different identities, ideas, and experiences and invite everyone, especially those who have historically been excluded, into the pursuit of our mission.

Intentionally Collaborative: We cannot meet our mission without you. We invite you into our work. We value the power of collective thinking and impact, even when it is challenging.

Courageously Disruptive: In all that we do we will stretch ourselves and those we work alongside to challenge the Prison Industrial Complex.

Rooted in Justice: We work vigorously for freedom and justice for formerly incarcerated Black, Indigenous, Latinx, People of Color, and, by extension, all incarcerated people.

Committed to Growth: We will steward all our resources with integrity, love, and respect for the earth. This, in turn, fuels our belief that all living things when nurtured in good soil, given sun, and water will flourish.

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Contribute

On July 1, we launched our fundraising campaign to help us prepare and plan for next season. Our goals are to double the formerly incarcerated men and women into our paid internship program, triple our no cost food distribution, purchase or lease land long term, and build organizational sustainability.

The donations you make towards our $125,000 fundraising campaign will not only help us be financially resilient, but they will also help us expand and enhance the experience of our paid internship program, the program that your giving made possible this year.
Our interns not only benefit from their work with our community but in turn help us continue to feed our neighbors and partner with our restaurant and retail clients as they are doing their pivot toward re-opening the post-COVID crisis. We are creating a local food ecosystem of resilience, responsiveness, business, and love that you are a much-needed part of.

Hope

We prepare people for a New Future