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A Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (BIPOC) knows what native lands they live on

Look up what native land YOU live on… at Native Land — https://native-land.ca/

Reparations Map for Black-Indigenous Farmers, also a program of Soul Fire Farm, takes reparations into our own hands. 

A Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (BIPOC) knows what native lands they live on. Look up what native land YOU live on… at Native Land — https://native-land.ca/

 

This page has been developed to highlight and encourage farming resources by and for the Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Please send us additional resources! If you need support farming where you live, please contact Hibisco.

 

If you’re unsure of the importance of listening to BIPOC voices…

 

We encourage you to review these racial justice resources built by Kate in Philadelphia

 

 

Some links recommended by our working group members

 

Ama, Cori, Hibisco, Hummingbird, Jackie, Lydia, Meenal, Patricia, Sierra, Simone, Sonya, Wanda, Yemi

 

 

Regional resources

 

 

Misc

 

 

Land access

 

  • Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust, a program of Soul Fire Farm, with a collective vision of advancing land and food sovereignty in the northeast US through permanent and secure land tenure for POC farmers and land stewards who will use the land in a sacred manner that honors our ancestors dreams – for sustainable farming, human habitat, ceremony, native ecosystem restoration, and cultural preservation.
  • Reparations Map for Black-Indigenous Farmers, also a program of Soul Fire Farm, takes reparations into our own hands. We recognize that the food system was built on the stolen land and stolen labor of Black, Indigenous, LatinX, Asian and other people of color. We also know that we cannot wait for the government to acknowledge that stolen wealth and land must be returned. Some farmers have already received funding through this project, and we want to provide that opportunity to other Black and Brown farmers. If you have resources you want to share, please contact a farmer directly. If you have a project you want to include on the map, please contact us.
  • Agrarian Trust, a project of the Schumacher Center for New Economics, supports land access for next generation farmers.  

 

Black owned farms and gardens in the US

 

  • Black Food Justice / https://www.blackfoodjustice.org/
  • Shoppeblack list

 


 

COVID-19 Resources

 

  • Recommendations for Urban Agriculture and Community Gardening During COVID-19 by Grounded in Philly
  • Food & Land Sovereignty Resource List for COVID-19 by Soul Fire Farm, Black Farmer Fund, and Northeast Farmers of Color with hundreds of resources to support BIPOC Farmers in navigating the pandemic.
  • BIPOC Farmers Community Skillshare on COVID-19 is a collaboration between Soul Fire Farm, Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust, Black Farmer Fund, HEAL Food Alliance, and the Castanea Fellowship. These virtual skillshares are every other Sunday and are streamed on Facebook live.  You can learn more about these skillshares and how to join these calls here.
  • Read about Soul Fire Farms’s COVID-19 Response and our COVID-19 Press Release.
  • At Soul Fire Farm we believe that “to free ourselves we must feed ourselves,” and the challenges the COVID-19 outbreak is posing to our communities exemplify the need for collective food sovereignty, particularly for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities who were already impacted by food apartheid before the pandemic. Home and community gardening can fill gaps in food access while bolstering longer term community food sovereignty, so through our Soul Fire in the City initiative we are offering materials, labor, and guidance to support folks in the Capital District to establish raised-bed gardens.
  • Soul Fire In the City — In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is essential that we grow our own food and medicine towards self-reliance and community resilience. Soul Fire Farm is offering materials, labor, and guidance to support folks in the 518 in establishing 34+ raised-bed gardens outside of their homes this spring. You can donate here to support this project.

 

COVID-19 Policy Platforms from food justice and food sovereignty-focused organizations

 

 


 

BIPOC-led resources

 

How to Farm & Garden — Many people in our community have been asking for “how to” farming and gardening resources, including videos and online tutorials. We want to share this ever-growing list of BIPOC-led “how to” videos, gardening projects, and online learning resources.

 

Ask a Sista Farmer! Are you ready to grow your own food and medicine for self-reliance and community resilience? Every Friday experienced Black womxn farmers answer your call-in questions about gardening, livestock, agroforestry, plant medicine, and food preservation. This event is FREE! And, if you have capacity, please donate to the farms of the presenters or a Black farmer near you. More info about the event and how to participate here. Linked here are recordings of episodes one, two, three, and four.

 


 

last update: May 3, 2020

 

 

 

This page has been developed to highlight and encourage farming resources by and for the Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Please send us additional resources! If you need support farming where you live, please contact Hibisco.

14 + 12 =

 

 

If you’re unsure of the importance of listening to BIPOC voices…

We encourage you to review these racial justice resources built by Kate in Philadelphia

Some links recommended by our working group members

Ama, Cori, Hibisco, Hummingbird, Jackie, Lydia, Meenal, Patricia, Sierra, Simone, Sonya, Wanda, Yemi

Regional resources

Misc

Land access

  • Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust, a program of Soul Fire Farm, with a collective vision of advancing land and food sovereignty in the northeast US through permanent and secure land tenure for POC farmers and land stewards who will use the land in a sacred manner that honors our ancestors dreams – for sustainable farming, human habitat, ceremony, native ecosystem restoration, and cultural preservation.
  • Reparations Map for Black-Indigenous Farmers, also a program of Soul Fire Farm, takes reparations into our own hands. We recognize that the food system was built on the stolen land and stolen labor of Black, Indigenous, LatinX, Asian and other people of color. We also know that we cannot wait for the government to acknowledge that stolen wealth and land must be returned. Some farmers have already received funding through this project, and we want to provide that opportunity to other Black and Brown farmers. If you have resources you want to share, please contact a farmer directly. If you have a project you want to include on the map, please contact us.
  • Agrarian Trust, a project of the Schumacher Center for New Economics, supports land access for next generation farmers.  

Black owned farms and gardens in the US


COVID-19 Resources

  • Recommendations for Urban Agriculture and Community Gardening During COVID-19 by Grounded in Philly
  • Food & Land Sovereignty Resource List for COVID-19 by Soul Fire Farm, Black Farmer Fund, and Northeast Farmers of Color with hundreds of resources to support BIPOC Farmers in navigating the pandemic.
  • BIPOC Farmers Community Skillshare on COVID-19 is a collaboration between Soul Fire Farm, Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust, Black Farmer Fund, HEAL Food Alliance, and the Castanea Fellowship. These virtual skillshares are every other Sunday and are streamed on Facebook live.  You can learn more about these skillshares and how to join these calls here.
  • Read about Soul Fire Farms’s COVID-19 Response and our COVID-19 Press Release.
  • At Soul Fire Farm we believe that “to free ourselves we must feed ourselves,” and the challenges the COVID-19 outbreak is posing to our communities exemplify the need for collective food sovereignty, particularly for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities who were already impacted by food apartheid before the pandemic. Home and community gardening can fill gaps in food access while bolstering longer term community food sovereignty, so through our Soul Fire in the City initiative we are offering materials, labor, and guidance to support folks in the Capital District to establish raised-bed gardens.
  • Soul Fire In the City — In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is essential that we grow our own food and medicine towards self-reliance and community resilience. Soul Fire Farm is offering materials, labor, and guidance to support folks in the 518 in establishing 34+ raised-bed gardens outside of their homes this spring. You can donate here to support this project.

COVID-19 Policy Platforms from food justice and food sovereignty-focused organizations


BIPOC-led resources

How to Farm & Garden — Many people in our community have been asking for “how to” farming and gardening resources, including videos and online tutorials. We want to share this ever-growing list of BIPOC-led “how to” videos, gardening projects, and online learning resources.

Ask a Sista Farmer! Are you ready to grow your own food and medicine for self-reliance and community resilience? Every Friday experienced Black womxn farmers answer your call-in questions about gardening, livestock, agroforestry, plant medicine, and food preservation. This event is FREE! And, if you have capacity, please donate to the farms of the presenters or a Black farmer near you. More info about the event and how to participate here. Linked here are recordings of episodes onetwothree, and four.