Black Farmers and the future of Agriculture

The Black Yard Farm Collective  is a black team of farmers working together to build a supportive community for Black farmers and creatives. It's no coincidence that the people in this country who are most affected by food insecurity have the least access and control of the production of our food. This needs to change. It is crucial that we have autonomy over our food system. The Black Yard Farm Collective is dedicated to disrupting the racist and exclusionary spaces that prevent Black farmers from connecting to the land and healing.

We need to raise $100,000 for the following:

1.  Develop a successful and replicable farm cooperative model that can be handed to new black farmers in support of their agrarian journeys; initially focused on livestock, cut flowers and vegetables.

2.   Purchase materials including infrastructure, tools, supplies and equipment.

3.   Use African American and African Indigenous history to reimagine and develop educational curriculum for a future that is prosperous and sustainable.

4.   Work with others to support land access to Black farmers.

We are crowdfunding money because we are not just starting a farm, we are continuing a movement. It's the responsibility of all of us to work together to build an alternative to the current oppressive systems we live under. This is just one approach of many.

By donating to our campaign you are investing in the future of agriculture and are personally contributing to developing the tools needed to educate and sustain the next generation of Black farmers and farmers of color.

Growing beyond the Bronx to give back to the Bronx.

We believe that when the most marginalized of us prosper, we all prosper. 
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Ashanti Williams
New York, NY

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