Help send the FarmFam to Durham, NC

In a few short weeks, hundreds of people throughout the United States and across the globe will gather together at the 8th Annual Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference. This year’s amazing conference will be held on October 19th – 21st in Durham, North Carolina. The Urban Farming Institute’s newly seasoned FarmFam team is planning to go to represent Boston.

We are super excited to vibe with other black and brown activists, growers, and change makers from around the world to exchange knowledge and share our love for life, the earth, and humanity! As growing farmers, particularly farmers of color, it is vital for us to learn what other farmers and growers are doing to improve food systems in their communities. It is essential to gain diverse, innovative methods and tactics, and to engage with the different food justice challenges across the globe as we seek solutions at home. 

Your help in supporting this educational conference is critical to our growth as urban farmers in Boston. This trip will allow us to immerse ourselves in the shared roots of urban farming and to further expand our knowledge, resources, and networks. With your help, we hope to raise $8,000 to support us on this journey!

There are a few ways to support and be a part of this movement to create and sustain health, wellness, and abundance in our communities. Here is how you can help:

1. Make a donation today using our GoFundMe page

2. Leave a donation while shopping for some fresh and local produce at our Bowdoin Geneva Farm Stand on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. or at our Fowler Clark Epstein Farm Stand on Fridays from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

3. Join us for activities, face-painting, planting workshops, and more at our Food Day and Garlic Festival on Saturday, October 13th from 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. at 487 Norfolk Street, Mattapan, MA 02126.

Questions and Concerns:

For questions regarding donations, please contact Nataka at [email redacted] or [phone redacted].

The Urban Farming Institute of Boston’s mission is to develop and promote urban farming as a commercial sector that creates green collar jobs for residents; and to engage urban communities in building a healthier and more locally based food system. To learn more about the organization and the Urban Farming Training Program, please visit 

To learn more about the Black Farmers and Urban Growers Conference, please click here.
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