Join Urban Tilth’s Executive director, Doria Robinson, as she facilitates the 5th webinar in the ReGenesis Equitable Development Webinar Series offered by the TomKat Ranch Foundation.
For our fifth webinar on Thursday, October 8th, we will demonstrate how agriculture can be a driver of comprehensive equitable development by cultivating a new generation of land stewards. Currently, most of the agricultural stewards and food producers have been extractors of our precious natural resources, contributors to climate change, and proliferators of poor labor practices. While Black, Brown, and Indigenous leaders continue to face obstacles like the cost of land and financial discrimination, these are also the same leaders advancing a resurgence in agriculture to create constructive benefits for all people instead of furthering destruction and suffering.
We want to uplift a narrative, and show proof of concept, for an agricultural system that is strong, local, diverse, resilient, and that centers our shared humanity. We must scale food systems that are taking care of all people, and taking care of the finite and precious lands on our one planet. If society can put land into the hands of the next generation of Black, Brown, and indigenous farmers, we just might have a chance. Healthy food needs to be grown prolifically and made available to everyone, especially to those in the places where it has been denied for so long. Fortunately, progress is already underway. There are many groups already working to shift the supply chain toward BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) farmers and organizations. We come together to hear about their journeys for the benefit of all who see this shift as critical to our collective future.
Please join us in a conversation, bringing together community stewards, land stewards, and capital stewards to learn from, and take part in, this discussion about how we can best engage assets in a way that shifts land and control of that land to more Black, Brown, and Indigenous farmers.
Best and be safe,
For more information on this series visit: https://www.thebigwe.com/land
WEBINAR #5 Healing Ourselves and the Land Through Regenerative Agriculture
What: Webinar V – Healing Ourselves and our Lands Through Regenerative Agriculture
Date: Thursday, October 8th, 2020
Hosting Entities: Office of Kat Taylor, Regenesis Institute and The Equitable Development Working Group
- Doria Robinson, Urban Tilth and Cooperation Richmond
- Dennis Hutson , Denise Kadara, and Kayode Kadara, Allensworth Progressive Association
- Helga Garza, Agri-Cultura Network
- Konda Mason, Jubilee Justice
- Rosalinda Guillen, Community to Community
RESOURCES FROM THE KITCHEN TABLE
Resources and Key Links
- Farm to Table CSA
- The Vision for the North Richmond Farm
- North Richmond Farm Designs
- Gardens Have Pulled America Out of Some of Its Darkest Times. We Need Another Revival. (Mother Jones)
- How Does Your Pandemic Garden Grow? (Mother Jones, Bite podcast)
Konda Mason, Jubilee Justice
- Justice Jubilee – Presentation Slide Deck
- The Great Land Robbery – Atlantic Magazine cover story
- What Happened to all the Black Farmers? 14 min video
- SRI rice – Cornell University
- Reflections from CoCap 2019
Dennis Hutson, Denise Kadara, and Kayode Kadara, Allensworth Progressive Association
- TAC Farm and Allensworth Presentation
- APA Regenerative Ag Presentation Links
- “Collard Greens” a TAC Farm video by Kinah Hutson
- Nettie Morrison presentation + Nettie Morrison trifold
- A+A WBL Program write-up + student projects:
- https://mailchi.mp/04e36ed3b6dd/tulare-basin-watershed-connections-enewsletter-up per-watershed-lower-watershed-one-watershed-1470309
- CASHP HIstory: https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article225579175.html
Helga Garza, Agri-Cultura Network
RELATED REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE RESOURCES
Resourcing this Work
- Bipoc Relief Fund + CA Farmlink
- Learn how to vote for regenerative agriculture with HEAL Food Action: Action Link
- Creating a Castanea Policy Platform PPT
- Soul Fire Farm’s policy platform, informed by the input of 100s of Black and BIPOC farmers and food justice activist
- Land Access for Beginning and Disadvantaged Farmers. Data for Progress, which has a number of policy suggestions.
Future Conversations in the Ecosystem!
- Winona LaDuke and Leah Penniman in Conversation, Oct 8, 2020 02:00 PM in ET Registration Link