Black Futures Farm is a community farm, staffed by volunteers and two resident farmers. Located on the grounds of the Learning Gardens Lab, Black Futures Farm was created as a place of connection and healing for Black people to grow food and community together. The farm sits on 1.15 acres with 17 different fruit trees, vegetables, flowers, medicinal and cooking herbs.
Black Food Sovereignty Coalition stewards land on Wapato (Sauvie) Island. This project builds capacity for organic agricultural production by BIPOC growers. This includes planning, facilitation, community building, and market training. Partners include Metro, Village Gardens, African Family Holistic Health Organization, Native American Youth and Family Center, and other BIPOC farming groups.
"If you give a hungry man food, he will eat it. [But] if you give him land, he will grow his own food."
Fannie Lou Hamer