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Farming While Black
June 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In 1920, 14 percent of all land-owning US farmers were black. Today less than 2 percent of farms are controlled by black people—a loss of over 14 million acres and the result of discrimination and dispossession. Farming While Black is the first comprehensive “how to” guide for aspiring African-heritage growers to reclaim their dignity as agriculturists and for all farmers to understand the distinct, technical contributions of African-heritage people to sustainable agriculture. This event is a benefit for Urban Farming Institute of Boston, whose mission is to develop and promote urban farming as a commercial sector that creates green collar jobs for residents.