"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
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Sliding Scale donation $5 - $25 No one turned away.
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Saturday, Feb 29th, (6 pm - 9 pm)
Pollinate Farm & Garden, Oakland, CA
Location: 2727 Fruitvale Avenue
March 9, 2019 (1pm - 4pm)
Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum
2715 Florin Rd, Sacramento
African Americans for Balanced Health
Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum
April 27, 2019 (1 pm - 4 pm)
Barnett Community Wellness Center
5665 North Pershing Ave Unit A4
Stockton, CA 95207
African American Farmers of California
West Fresno Family Resource Center
February 15, 2020
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
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.
2020- Upcoming Events
CSA Harvest Box
Opening: July 11 - December 2020
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Visit the Farm Stand in front of Mandela Grocery Meet Mr. Scott one of our anchor farmers.
Starting Saturdays, July 11
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.
"Images of a California Pig Farmer"
Spotlighting Mr. McGill
Location: Nomadic Press, Oakland, CA
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
Defremery Park, Black Cowboys Festivals
Black Farmers Urban Gardeners Conference
Morning Keynote Plenary Speaker
Chef-in-Residence, Bryant Terry, presents
Black Women Food and Power panelist
Panel Discussion and Reception