Cultivemos’ mission is to bring agricultural community well-being to the table by building an inclusive network of partners and providers.

We are dedicated to advancing the well-being of agriculture producers, workers, and their families through accessible and effective mental health care and assistance programs. 


We aim to improve mental and behavioral health awareness, literacy, access, and outcomes for the agricultural community in the Northeast. We believe our approach will help achieve long-term well-being. It allows farmers to emerge from crisis better equipped with new management, skills, tools, robust support systems, and effective stress management.


This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) project 2019-70028-30464 and 202-70028-32729.

Our vision is guided by the belief that diverse agricultural communities in the Northeast should be connected to accessible, culturally-competent, timely, and effective mental health care.

Cultivemos is a community call to cultivate mental well-being together. We are Spanish-led to focus on language justice and inclusivity. These resources are for every agricultural worker, no matter their background.

Born from grassroots beginnings, Cultivemos was created to improve the emotional wellness in the farming community.

The 2018 Farm Bill established, the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) to develop a network of service providers dedicated to wellness in for  agricultural workers. The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a branch of USDA, awarded funds to four the regional entities.


Northeast Funds Were Granted To;

Our reach

Cultivemos services communities in: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

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Honoring Multiple Perspectives


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Structural Change


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Evidence and Effectiveness


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Farmer and Farmworker Informed


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Racial Equity


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Stability and Resilience


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As of summer 2022, the Cultivemos Network consists of approximately 160 individuals from over 90 organizations providing a range of services from mental health advocate and stress wellness to financial literacy and farmland management.

Partners and service providers

Cultivemos Resource Clearinghouse
Cultivemos Resources
Cultivemos Farmworker Cohort’s Financial and Health Literacy for Farmworkers Publications
Cultivemos Farmworker Cohort’s Financial and Health Literacy for Farmworkers Teaching Resources
Socials & Media

Check out the podcast Cultivating Resilience on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts!


If you’re a farmer, you know the joys of working the land. You also know how stressful it can be—from family and financial pressures, to isolation and an exhausting job that has zero days off. In fact, agricultural workers experience suicide rates that are 50% higher than the national average, and that number is rising.


On the Cultivating Resilience podcast, farm care starts with self-care. Hear from other farmers about the struggles they face every day and how they are overcoming them. Get connected to #farmermentalhealth resources and a community where farmers and ranchers can support each other when you tune in.


Listen to Cultivating Resilience on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or your favorite podcast streaming service. Share the show with someone you think it may help.

Delaware Cooperative Extension and the Extension Cohort for Cultivemos are pleased to announce Mending Our Fences, a new podcast on farm stress, where farmers and mental health professionals share stories, build community, and let listeners know that they are not alone. During the episodes host Lisa O’Hara, from Bodhi Counseling in Maryland talks with guests about daily farm stressors, and how these can be navigated. This podcast is by and for extension professionals to help better understand how to approach these conversations, and what to listen for, to best support farmers they are working with.


Listen to Mending Our Fences on Apple, Google, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Meet the Cultivemos Advisory Board!

I have worked in agriculture most of my working life, and love the lifestyle provided by working the land. I operate my own specialty garlic farm, Three Sisters plot, for seed, food, wholesale markets, and have sort-of-permaculture-ish homestead projects while also working part-time for a larger vegetable operation nearby. I’m most interested in the health and wellness practices that allow for longer-term farming, as I’ve been in it long enough to see the issues that crop up for most people, time and time again. I think sustainability in agriculture must include the humans operating in the systems we design

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Ulum Pixan Athohil Suk’il (Bird Spirit), AKA Dania Alejandra Flores-Heagney (colonized name), is an Indigenous mixed woman (Maya, Xinca, Garifuna, Russian Jew, and Ladino) mother and grandmother, born in Guatemala, Mesoamerica who moved to the US in 1999. She organized in her country of origin around aboriginal and women’s rights, language issues, and the environment. She continues her work here in the US as a volunteer, staff, and consultant. She is the Farming Director/Education Coordinator and member-owner at the Tuck Away Farm Cooperative at Global Village Farms and is an Access Co-op member-owner (a language justice cooperative). She is a co-founder of the Indigenous Peoples Network (RI/MA), a collaboration with local Indigenous peoples and people all over the Northeast who recognize our ancestral struggles and are committed to forming unity by sharing resources and technologies that have been passed down as ancestral knowledge. She is also the Project Coordinator at the Pocasset Pokenocket Land Trust; a Board member of both the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group and the Stone Soup artist and activist collective; a Funder member of the Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust; Education Director at the Massachusetts Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association; and a Board member at the Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

My interest in farming took off in college when I interned at an urban farm and community center in Camden, NJ. I got my first farm job in 2013 on a 70-acre organic vegetable farm in Fairfax, VT, where my partner and I launched a part-time incubator business for 5 seasons. In 2019, we landed on a 35-acre farm in Norwich, VT where we grow annual and perennial flowers, organic veggie and herb starts, and 15 acres of organic veggies. Ever since that internship at the urban farm, I’ve been drawn to the link between growing food and healing our minds/hearts/communities. While we started our part-time veggie operation, I pursued my masters in social work and spent 5 years working in community mental health. My dream is to start a farm and nature-based therapeutic center focused on stress reduction, coping skills, and holistic approaches to our health.

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I live and grow food in Kennebec County, Maine in the traditional homelands of the Wabanaki people. I am a Mi’kmaq woman, mother, auntie, and educator. I am passionate about preserving traditional ecological knowledge and restoring access to planting fields, foraging grounds, and fisheries. I currently organize with the Eastern Woodlands Rematriation Collective and lease an acre of farmland to produce food for my family and community. As an Indigenous food producer on leased land, I am attuned to the stresses and fears of the landless. I see the effects of an unending opioid epidemic and people choosing to ration their insulin because of cost…I also see an opportunity to create solutions together with FRSAN.

Upcoming Events

Engaging in Diversity, Inclusion, and Action

Wednesday April 26th 
10 AM to 1 PM EST
virtual via zoom

Cultivemos Spring Quarterly Call

Wednesday June 7th
10 am to 11:30 am EST

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