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 Due to Covid - 19 Film night is on hold!

"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:  

Screening Donation

Sliding Scale donation $5 - $25 No one turned away. For tickets follow us on Facebook or 



Oakland 2020

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


Fresno  2019

African American Farmers of California

West Fresno Family Resource Center

Fresno CA   


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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

Farmers, Ranchers and Supporters
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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.

Cirling Back

2022/23- Upcoming Events


CSA Harvest Bags

Dec - May (once a month, 2nd Saturdays)

June - October (twice a month, 2nd and 4th Saturdays)

Pick up or Delivery, Subscribe Today!


Freedom Farmer's Market"

Winter/Spring Season Dec 110h - July 8th

2nd Saturdays "ONLY" 9 am - 2 pm (4521 Telegraph Ave)


Rhythms of the Land -

Rhythms of the Land Documentary: Released Fall 2023


Email to schedule screenings 

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Ear to the Ground Event Sponsors

Past Events

Farmers Market Readiness Workshop at the USDA Fresno

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.

Mr. McGill and Dr Myers

Landscaped Legacies

"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

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

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