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2017 Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners National Conference


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. The 7th Annual BUGS Conference will be held at Georgia State University, 55 Gilmer Street, Student Center East, Atlanta, GA. The conference will run from November 10-12, 2017.

Learn more here: http://bugs.nationbuilder.com/

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