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Third Annual “Black Hands in the Soil: A Film Celebration of Black Farming”

Saturday | February 16, 2019 | 7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Oakland | Oakland, CA

In honor of Black History Month and Black farmers globally, join Pollinate Farm & Garden and Farms to Grow, Inc. for the Third Annual “Black Hands in the Soil”, an evening of film, including a feature and shorts about the legacy of Black farming in the United States and globally.

The Feature Documentary is “40 Acres and a Mule”, is a historical documentary that details the early struggles of Black farmers of Central Valley by KSEE Anchor Jack Noldon.

The program also includes the following shorts:

– Pine Knot Farms: Organic Farming in Hurdle Mills, NC Pine Knot Farms has been in Stanley Hughes’ family for over 100 years. He tells us his story and how organic agriculture has never been more important.

– South Africa Thuli Mandosela on land expropriation without compensation in South Africa

Donation: $5–$25 sliding scale, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

Light refreshments will be served.

About Farms to Grow, Inc: FARMS TO GROW, INC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to working with Black farmers and underserved sustainable farmers around the country. Farms To Grow, Inc. is committed to sustainable farming and innovative agriculture practices which preserve the cultural and biological diversity, the agroecological balance of the local environment.

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Cost: $5 - $25
Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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