BIPOC Food Systems Leadership

Beginning in fall 2020, the Black Food Sovereignty Coalition and its partners will launch a BIPOC Food Systems Leadership Fellowship. Through this program, a cohort of 10-15 fellows will be trained to build their capacity to develop and lead projects that support soil regeneration, habitat restoration, and green infrastructure. The program will include a community of practice that will allow fellows to connect, explore new possibilities, solve challenging problems, and create new, mutually beneficial opportunities related to regenerative agriculture, environmental education, soil regeneration, & resource conservation. The fellowship will approach this topic in a culturally-responsive way that empowers us as Black people to tap into our own ancestral heritage and cultural connections to reclaim agroecological growing practices that regenerate soil, produce nutritious food, & mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration. Project partners include Mudbone Grown, Ecotrust, OSU Center for Small Farms and Community Food Systems, and Multnomah County Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program.