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2019 Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

The New School, 12th Street Auditorium 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Black Urban Growers (BUGs) and our partners are pleased to present the 9th Annual Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference, convening urban and rural farmers, students, chefs, food product makers, herbalists, nutritionists, consumers, policymakers, educators, activists and organizations from across the country! Homecoming: Remembering and Reclaiming our Futures through Soil and Soul is the theme of this year’s conference.

Through engaging and participatory workshops, panel discussions and social events, we will explore the 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.

*Tickets are limited - Students and New School community members write to this email for a ticket,

The 9th Annual BUGS Conference will be held at two locations on The New School campus in New York City on Saturday and Sunday, October 26 -27.

On Saturday, the conference will be held at 66 West 12th Street from 9 am to 6 pm. On Sunday, it will be held in the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center at 55 West 13th Street from 10 am to 3 pm. 

On Saturday, conference attendees will participate in keynote panel discussions and a comprehensive line-up of workshops. After a great day of activities, relax and socialize at the  BUGS Saturday night party. The conference will close on Sunday, October 27, with break-out sessions for affinity groups, regional groups and local and national post-conference organizing efforts.

Please note: Events on Friday, October 25, are NOT at The New School. Please see the BUGS website for those locations.

Presented by the Food Studies in the Adult Bachelors Program at the Schools of Public Engagement 

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