The Alinker Family Farm is a learning and experimental place, a growing community where people are in relation with the land and each other. We have to address food security in order to create a just system for all. We cannot talk about racism, ableism, or poverty without addressing food security. This is our time.
We acknowledge that the Alinker Family Farm is located on stolen land. That we live on this land as uninvited visitors, land that was originally inhabited by the Shawnee, Cherokee, Chickasaw and Osage Nations. LINK
We honour Indigenous people and this land by using our farm as a medium to raise awareness, speak our truths, feel the unbearable injustice that was done to First Nations people.
We create communities based on deep values of respect and generosity, protect the wisdom of elders, hire Indigenous people, build bridges, promote Indigenous entrepreneurs and their businesses and do our own inner work to understand and acknowledge who we represent.
We choose who we are beyond what we represent by our looks so we can build bridges toward a world for and by us all, in community for the next 7 generations.
We come through 7 generations and in our lives, live such that the next 7 generations can live healthy and together
Visit our essence page with resources and links
Our farm is a dream that we realize together. We dare to imagine a world where we can be together and live a healthy life, in community, living in harmony with the land that sustains us. We re-member what we deeply understand but have forgotten as we were taught by an extractive capitalistic system. We re-member with our souls and bodies, re-membering what our Indigenous ancestors always knew and lived by.
Scarcity is a control mechanism of the food and pharma systems that make money over the back of sick people. As long as we let ourselves be controlled by scarcity mindset and participate in a sickening food system, we are the system that becomes unliveable. Dreaming and imagining are a thread to the systems that destroy us, so at the Alinker, we dream and imagine and build, together.
The Alinker Family LLC. is the American daughter company of the Canadian Alinker Inventions Ltd. A company that promotes a healthy life, by building ACCESS to mobility, a community for people who are isolated and dismissed due to a disability, making activity possible with Alinkers and engaging in conversations about the food we eat. Healthy food choices need education, beyond the need to address access to healthy and local produce.
Half of the USA is a food desert and millions of people do not have access to food that supports wellness, live in isolation and feel discarded by the systems that focus on making money only, not to the benefit of all of us.
We build and grow a regenerative farm that serves the community on the farm, the village close by and the county in which it is situated.
The first years we will focus on building an inclusive and diverse community and capacity for seed production, soil regeneration and growing indigenous tree species.
The 10 year plan on an interactive Google map
We can tell people to eat healthier, but if healthy or local food is not available? We need to grow it and reconnect with what supports our health and the health of the planet. The current mass food systems are making people sick and destroy the planet. We can do better, so much better and we do that in the midst of a huge food desert in North Eastern Kentucky.
We develop this farm for people, all people and all living beings as we live in connection and are interdependent.
We develop all aspects and the whole to be completely accessible. Building an accessible farm from scratch requires a mindset and deeply rooted values. The stewards on the land are Alinker users.
Brandon grew up on
the land that is now the
Alinker Family Farm.
To return to this place, now the steward of the land, building a safe and thriving community with his wife Emily and family, building a farm community that will ultimately feed thousands of people, is making a dream come true.
Access to healthy and local food are the foundations of our health. In the midst of this huge food desert, we grow to be a food and education hub where we can employ and feed local people and grow a healthy community.
Currently in Carter county 85%
of the population are income-eligible for nutrition programs (incomes at or below 185% of poverty)
Fallowship is a play on words and refers to a land in fallow. The period of fallow is a time of dying and regenerating; the land is restoring between the activities of giving and receiving. The Fallowship is a community who understands and lives from the values of a complete regenerative lifecycle, of which death and dying is an essential part. Wellth means measuring in wellness of the people and the land, not in money.
We tend to regenerating soil, building a community in conversation with the land we are on, acknowledging who came before us and who follows us, and with respect of all life.
25 acres, wooded land, mostly oaks
Located in Grayson: 4,000 residents
40 miles from nearest supermarket
Carter county: 27,000 residents