The mission of OurSpace World, Inc. is to cooperatively educate, organize, and support squads of land stewards and Earth healers.
What We Do
Founded in 2011 by the grandson of a sharecropper, we are a small, Black-led nonprofit in Southern Maryland with a mission of cooperatively educating squads of land stewards and Earth healers. We do this through our 3 integrated and intergenerational programs that: 1) teach farming and building skills [Project Teach22]; 2) cultivate and incubate cooperative initiatives [The Ujima Initiative]; and 3) funnel resources and technical assistance to mission-aligned groups and organizations [Calabash]. Since our 2017-2018 organizational pivot and hiatus, we have started/revitalized 6 community farms/gardens, provided several hundred hours of farming and building skills education, incubated an 11-member land collective of Black families, started a bulk-buying club, and funneled over $150,000 via fiscal sponsorship and technical assistance toward land access, land-based infrastructure, and food security projects for Black farmers.