Fresh Future Farm To Host Inaugural SC Black Farmers Conference

Leah Penniman

Fresh Future Farm (FFF) will launch its inaugural SC Black Farmers Conference Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The day-long conference will be held at SC Society Hall downtown and at the farm on Success Street in the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood of North Charleston.

The goal of the conference is to bring food activist experts from across the country to share their best practices with new, budding and established SC growers. The SC Black Farmers Conference will leverage expanded food literacy into an action-based convening driven by shared economic and social justice opportunities.

“Leah Penniman, author of the new book Farming While Black will be the keynote speaker,” says FFF Chief Farm Officer, Germaine Jenkins. “I didn’t want people to be inspired by her wealth of knowledge without immediately connecting with local farmers and resources to take definitive action steps that benefit the state.”

“Along with Leah, Erika Allen from Urban Growers Collective in Chicago, Malik Yakini representing the upcoming Detroit People’s Food Coop and Wilfred L. Pace, CEO of Orangeburg agricultural consulting firm, Pace & Associates of SC LLC will be on hand.”

A portion of tickets available to the public went on sale on Friday, February 1.

FFF will work directly with partners to extend invitations to SC students and black farmers.

Black Minimalists is a community of individuals who identify as black and live a minimalist lifestyle. The Black Minimalists community is a safe space for us to connect with each other, share ideas, and work collectively towards liberation. Their mission is finding freedom by creating an intentional community through simplicity.

For more information about Black Minimalists, visit www.blackminimalists.net. For more information about Fresh Future Farm, visit www.freshfuturefarm.org.

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