CoFED partners with young people of color from poor and working-class backgrounds to build food and land co-ops.

BUD Registration

Congratulations, your team has been selected to join the 2020 BUD cohort! Please read the following, and then register you and your team members below with the collective amount you are able to contribute. 



WHEN: September 14 - October 19, 2020

WHERE: Virtual Space (specific links to follow registration)

CONTACT: Dallas R, [email protected]


CoFED is committed to making BUD as accessible and equitable as possible. To make BUD affordable for everyone, please pay what you can. The full cost of registration is an estimated $3,200/person and includes: intentional scheduling, an uplifting curriculum built to inspire and inform, loving weekly check-ins with your facilitators, decolonized networking, a generative support system, rest-centered building, a toolkit for unlearning various oppressions, Earth-connected place-based work despite virtual gatherings, and so much more! Due to Covid-19 and the economic crisis many of us are facing, we are offering more than 50% off of the registration cost - the cost now is $1,500.

Sliding scale registration per person is as follows:

$200 - Annual household income of $40,000 or less

$350 - Annual household income between $40,001 - $60,000

$500 - Annual household income between $60,001 - $80,000

$750 - Annual household income between $80,001 - $100,000

$1,500 - Annual household income of $100,000 or more

CoFED staff will support you to find scholarship and funding as needed:

  1. Funding can be obtained through your host co-op or organization. Consider professional development or programmatic budgets, or funding set aside for technical assistance and organizational development. College students can look to campus funds such as student clubs, sustainability commitments, academic departments' conference and travel budgets, etc. CoFED can help with this.
  2. Try some community fundraising! CoFED believes deeply in community wealth-building, and living in collective abundance. We can help connect you to your local and regional community of aligned cooperatives, cooperative associations, and credit unions. Or you can implement your own fundraising idea! For example, a team in California found financial support from a local grocery cooperative as well as a regional non-profit whose mission is to advance health and food access. Not only did it lead to financial support; it also created new partnerships for their project that they continue to benefit from today. CoFED can also help with this!
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