Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference

APRIL 10, 2010

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

388 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Between Hoyt and Bond 


Join the conversation and learn how you can take action around food, farming and policy in the black community! 

What’s for Dinner?
Connecting the Dots Between Food Access, Policy and the History of Agriculture from the Black Perspective 


Maya Wiley, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Social Inclusion 

Kolu Zigbi, Program Officer for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation 

Jennifer Steverson, Public Programs Curator at Weeksville Society Heritage Center 

Space is limited to 150 guests.  Stay tuned for registration information.
For general information, please email blackfarmersconf@gmail.com.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Queer Farmer Film Project on Queericulum Panel 3/13 in San Francisco

If you are in the SF Bay Area and you want to get your faggotry on next weekend, please come check out Queericulum an event at Mama Calizo's Voice Factory, whose organizers are slating it as "The school of a gay man’s dreams: a day full of homo-focused work/playshops with an evening dinner theatre cabaret finishing with a nighttime dance party."

The Queer Farmer Film Project will be participating on a panel in a workshop called Fagriculture. Here is the write up for the workshop: Fagriculture will focus on how the Queer community is responding to the need for more farms, farmers, urban “fagriculture”, local and healthy food, and how we can play direct and indirect role in making that happen. We all eat and we are all concerned about the cost to our health and health of the planet to the effects of industrial farms and food. We are responding by reclaiming our role in growing more of our own food, preparing and sharing with with the community. The workshop will feature several panelists sharing their own stories of how they became food and farming activists. Panelists are rural farmers, city farmers, filmmakers, urban food advocates, gardeners, ecological designers.

Saturday, March 13th
Mama Calizo's Voice Factory
1519 Mission at 11th

Fagriculture panel 10:30AM-12