"Black Hands in the Soil" Fundraiser

 

An evening dedicated to celebrating the spirit of African ancestors while highlighting the legacy of Black farming in the United States and abroad.

One Feature Documentary

Four Shorts

If you would like to have a Black Farming Film Night for your community email us for details at: marketing@farmstogrow.com  

Screening Donation

Sliding Scale donation $5 - $25 No one turned away.

For tickets follow us on

Facebook or  email marketing@farmstogrow.com 

 

Oakland 2020

Saturday, Feb 29th, (6 pm - 9 pm)

Pollinate Farm & Garden, Oakland, CA

Location: 2727 Fruitvale Avenue

Website: www.pollinatefarm.com

Sacramento

March 9, 2019 (1pm - 4pm)

Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum

2715 Florin Rd, Sacramento

African Americans for Balanced Health

www.aabh.net

 

Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum

www.sojoartsmuseum.org

Stockton

April 27, 2019 (1 pm - 4 pm)

Barnett Community Wellness Center

5665 North Pershing Ave Unit A4

Stockton, CA 95207

https://www.facebook.com/BarnettCommunityWellness/

 

Fresno  2019

African American Farmers of California

West Fresno Family Resource Center

Fresno CA   

 

February  15, 2020 (due to Covid-19 there will not be a science lab)

 

Glenview Elementary

Black History STEAM Program 

 

Students will engage in the Dr. George Washington Carver interactive science exhibit.

This is an interactive learning exhibit honoring the legacy of Dr. George Washington Carver as a farmer, artist, scientist, inventor, and teacher.

 

The interactive exhibit brings Dr. George Washington Carver to life with a microscope table to view plant samples, his inventions, games, books, and images of young GWC.​

Honoring Black Farmers Ceremony

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Farms To Grow, Inc. received a Special Congressional Recognition Certificate from

Congresswoman Barbara Lee. US Representative for California's 13th District.

In addition to the ceremony we enjoyed conversations with the farmers, featured performances by Mr. Van hook and delicious Legacy Foods.

 

Hoppin’ John, prepared by “HuNia’s Kitchen
It is a dish based on culinary traditions brought by enslaved Africans from West Africa and Central Africa.


Gluten Free Cornbread prepared by “Grease Box
Corn Muffins prepared by Charlotte Jackson “Pots to Jars”


Fresh Flower Salad prepared by Iyalode Kinney
“Communities United Restoring Mother Earth”

 

Fresh Lemon Ginger Juice prepared by Constance Goins

Ceremonial Induction Music by Fari Shields

Honoring Black Farmer Fundraiser & Celebration

 

Special thanks to all of our farmers, ranchers, and loving supporters over the ten years.

Theresa Stark, FTG Board President, and Gordon Reed, co-founder, FTG Board of Directors, Staff, Elaine Smith, Executive Director and our faithful volunteers; Melva (Mia) Burns, Carlton and Majeedah Muhammed, Will Scott Jr. David Roach, Kwietha Bolden, Etecia Brown, Roxanne Aikens, Telegraph Community Center, Victory Garden Foundation and Adrionna Fike.

2021- Upcoming Events

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CSA Harvest Bags

Jan - May 2021 (once a month)

June - October (twice a month)

Pick up or Delivery, Subscribe Today!

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No "Freedom Farmer's Market" this season!

Due to Covid - 19

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Rhythms of the Land - Virtual Events

"EAR TO THE GROUND"

A Transfer of Wisdom Through Conversation

7-Part Series - A Conversation with:

Saturday, Feb 27th: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

Dr. Gail Myers , Cultural Anthropologist and Director

Virtual Screening of the Trailer, Rhythms of the Land 

Conversation: History and importance of the documentary

 

Saturday, March 27th: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

Abra Lee, a national speaker, writer

and owner of Conquer the Soil

Conversation: "Black Women in Horticulture"

Saturday, April 24th:

Moderator: Matthew Raiford, Farmer, Chef,  Author

Conversation: Panel of Black Chefs

Foodways, Nutrition and Recipes, Register Now!

Saturday, May 29th: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm PST

Conversation: Wise Women - Ancestral Medicine Ways

 

Saturday, June 26th:

Black Opera

 

Saturday, July 31st:

Honoring Black Farmers Ceremony

Saturday, August 28th: TBA

 

October 2021

Rhythms of the Land Documentary; Release Date

visit www.rhythmsoftheland.com

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Volunteer Opportunities Available

CSA

Farm Field Day

Urban Garden Project

Email marketing@farmstogrow.com

Past Events

Farms to Grow, Inc. presents

FREE Farmers' Market Readiness Training 

Fresno CA., Stockton CA., and Oakland, CA.

 

Location: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services

              625 W. Jennifer Fresno, CA 93722  

 

Location: Puentes Farm/Boggs Tract Farm

              466 South Ventura St.  Stockton, CA 95203

 

Festival of Knowledge (Series #6) 

FREE Farmers' Market Readiness Training presented by Farms to Grow, Inc in collaboration with the African American Museum and Library at Oakland Festival of Knowledge.

Landscaped Legacies

"Images of a California Pig Farmer"

Spotlighting Mr. McGill

 

Location: Nomadic Press, Oakland, CA

Website:  nomadicepress.org

 

INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective

 

Urban Permaculture Institute of the SF Bay Area &

Impact Hub Oakland

 

Permaculture documentary INHABIT 

Panel Discussion - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

TOPIC: "Evolving the Voice of Permaculture: Race and Gender Inclusivity"


Moderated by Calgary Brown, Impact Hub Oakland & Permaculture Student at the Regenerative Design Institute

 

  • Konda Mason - Founder & CEO, Impact Hub Oakland

  • Gail Myers - Founder, Farms to Grow

  • Kevin Bayuk - Permaculture Instructor at UPISF and Consultant, LIFT Economy

 

Decolonizing Foodways Panel Discussion, panelist

Alumni House, Toll Room, UCBerkeley

http://food.berkeley.edu/decolonizing-foodways/

 

Defremery Park, Black Cowboys Festivals

Community Outreach

 

Black Farmers Urban Gardeners Conference

Laney College

Morning Keynote Plenary Speaker

MoAD Museum of the African Diaspora 

Chef-in-Residence, Bryant Terry, presents

Black Women Food and Power panelist

Panel Discussion and Reception

Call us:

510-379-8600

Mail us: 

PO Box 10504 Oakland, CA 94610

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