At Black Farmers Collective, one of our biggest priorities is to uplift Black brilliance and leadership. This grant project will go towards supporting young Black leaders and farmers who are deeply invested in the community building, educational programming, and farming we do. With these young leaders supported, we will be able to host more community workshops around food sovereignty and environmental justice as well as work more closely and intentionally with youth in our community. Having a bigger team will allow us to support more community members, grow more food, and create more economically feasible opportunities for Black and brown people to be in this work. There are so many barriers to getting into farming, community work, and education without having access to institutional resources and we are devoted to supporting young Black people who have shown clear commitment through volunteering over the years and other work they’ve participated in and provide the support system, training, and opportunities for self-determination and liberation. With more people on our team, youth and community will see that there are people like them who are land stewards, farmers, organizers, leaders, educators, healers, and much more in their community.
Black Farmers Collective
Building Towards Food Sovereignty and Black Liberations through Healthy Communities
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2022
Water Resources/Watershed Protection ; Environmental Health & Justice ; Environmental Education ; Land Management/Urban Sprawl/Open Space
Central Puget Sound