Viviana Moreno with the Catacumbo Cooperative Farm

Viviana Moreno is a community organizer and Urban Farmer in the City of Chicago. Born in Venezuela, Viviana aims to weave her South American values, with local food systems to reach Black and Brown communities in Chicago around ownership and control of our food chains. She is also 1/3 of workers-owners for the emerging Catatumbo Cooperative Farm, Catatumbo Cooperative Farm is an emerging workers’ cooperative that will cultivate and harvest affordable, nutritious, sustainably grown and culturally relevant produce to Latinx, Immigrant, People of Color, and low-income neighborhoods in Chicago and surrounding communities. Our farm is located in South Chicago, in an incubator site that is part of Urban Growers Collective (formerly Growing Power Chicago). As a workers cooperative ran by three womxn and gender non conforming immigrant individuals of color, Catatumbo is committed to collaborating with local organizations that organize around social, environmental and immigrant rights justice, and fostering cooperative ecosystems that shift power back to people who are traditionally excluded from the mainstream economy.”

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2018