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From the hosts:

“Black Urban Growers (BUGs) and our partners are pleased to present the 7th Annual Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners (BUGS) Conference, convening urban and rural farmers, students, chefs, food product makers, herbalists, nutritionists, consumers, policy makers, educators, activists and organizations from across the country! Rooted and Rising: Black Southern Land Legacies of Resistance & Resilience is the theme of this year’s conference.

“Through engaging and participatory workshops, panel discussions and networking events, we will explore the Southern roots of Black Agriculture and its connections and influence on today’s movements for Black food sovereignty, urban agriculture, food systems, reclaiming Black cultural foodways and rebuilding thriving Black communities. The conference will also provide hands-on, skill-building workshops on sustainable agriculture education including soil health, hydroponics, hoop tunnels and other related topics.”

“On Friday, November 10, the local host committee will provide urban farm tours in both Atlanta, Georgia and Tuskegee, Alabama. There will also be a fundraising reception to kick off the conference and offer attendees an opportunity to meet keynote speakers and network with cohorts from across the country. On Saturday, conference attendees will participate in keynote panel discussions; a comprehensive line-up of workshops and a vendor marketplace will be held featuring products and services contributing to the health, wellness, and prosperity of communities of color. The conference will close on Sunday, November 12th with break out sessions focused on local and national post-conference organizing efforts.”

Registration is at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-black-farmers-urban-gardeners-national-conference-tickets-37898203547.

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