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Wednesday, December 6 • 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Growing from Urban to Rural LIMITED

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Hear from local farmers and youth as they discuss some of the realities and pitfalls growing from an urban setting to rural farming. This panel discussion, moderated by Karen Washington, will examine some of the challenges, myths and successes facing today’s farmers of color.

This workshop will be streamed live on www.facebook.com/stonebarns/

Presenters
avatar for Rafael Aponte

Rafael Aponte

Founder, Rocky Acres Farm
avatar for Lorrie Clevenger

Lorrie Clevenger

Farmer, Rise and Root Farm
avatar for Jahshana Olivierre

Jahshana Olivierre

Soul Fire Farm, Soil & Soul
Jahshana Olivierre is a community builder born and raised in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She is passionate about healing and sustaining community through youth led initiatives. She currently leads her workshop series "Soil & Soul", which focuses on self-care and neighborhood care, for youth in Canarsie. She is an alum of Black and Latinx Farmers Immersion 2016 at... Read More →
avatar for Arian Rivera

Arian Rivera

Shepherd and Flock Manager, Lowland Farm
avatar for Karen Washington

Karen Washington

Farmer, Rise & Root Farm
Karen is Co-owner/Farmer at Rise & Root Farm. In 2010 she co-founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS), an organization supporting growers in both urban and rural settings. In 2012, Ebony magazine voted her one of their 100 most influential African Americans in the country and in 2014 s... Read More →


Wednesday December 6, 2017 3:45pm - 5:15pm
East Haybarn