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Women on the Land: Welding

Intro to the Weld of Knowledge

Saturday, May 18th  9am-4pm
Groundswell Incubator Farm
Rachel Carson Way, Ithaca NY
Workshop Cost: Sliding Scale $75-$150
($40 Solidarity Price for refugees, immigrants, and women of color)

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*Groundswell Workshops are Based on a Sliding Scale

Sliding Scale is a tool for building economic justice, and it requires your active participation in choosing a price that you can afford. If a sliding scale is implemented effectively, everyone pays a similar percentage of their income for the same products or services. A wide spectrum across the scale promotes broader accessibility, while ensuring fair compensation to the instructors. Paying according to one's available resources creates a more equitable, diverse and sustainable community we all benefit from.

Consider paying less on the scale if you...

  • are supporting children or have other dependents
  • have significant debt
  • have medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • have tuition/educational expenses
  • receive public assistance
  • have immigration related expenses
  • are a senior citizen

Consider paying more on the scale if you...

  • own the home you live in
  • have investments, retirement accounts, inherited money
  • travel recreationally
  • have access to family money and resources in times of need
  • work part time, by choice
  • have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education (or gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.) Even if you are not currently exercising your earning power, we ask you to recognize this as a choice

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Diversity Matters

Groundswell places a high value on attracting diverse trainees to our programs and to creating inclusive program offerings for all. We especially encourage people of color, new Americans, veterans, LGBTQ and other aspiring producers who have sometimes been excluded from the sustainable agriculture/local foods movement. The following demographic information helps us measure our success in reaching out to various segments of our community:

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