FFF To Host Inaugural SC Black Farmers Conference March 26, 2019

Germaine Jenkins, Fresh Future Farm

Fresh Future Farm (FFF) will launch its inaugural SC Black Farmers Conference on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The day-long conference will be held at SC Society Hall downtown and at the farm on Success Street in the Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood of North Charleston.

The goal of the conference is to bring food activist experts from across the country to share their best practices with new, budding and established SC growers. The SC Black Farmers Conference will leverage expanded food literacy into an action-based convening driven by shared economic and social justice opportunities.

“Leah Penniman, author of the new book Farming While Black will be the keynote speaker,” says FFF Chief Farm Officer, Germaine Jenkins. “I didn’t want people to be inspired by her wealth of knowledge without immediately connecting with local farmers and resources to take definitive action steps that benefit the state.”

“Along with Leah, Erika Allen from Urban Growers Collective in Chicago, Malik Yakini representing the upcoming Detroit People’s Food Coop and Wilfred L. Pace, CEO of Orangeburg agricultural consulting firm, Pace & Associates of SC LLC will be on hand.”

A portion of tickets available to the public went on sale on Friday, February 1.

FFF will work directly with partners to extend invitations to SC students and black farmers.

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Black Minimalists is a community of individuals who identify as black and live a minimalist lifestyle. The Black Minimalists community is a safe space for us to connect with each other, share ideas, and work collectively towards liberation.

Mission:
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About Fresh Future Farm

Fresh Future Farm uses a multi-pronged approach to address health, wealth and quality of life issues in the heart of the Chicora-Cherokee community of North Charleston, SC. Although Fresh Future Farm sits in a residential neighborhood, it feels like an old-fashion country store. The FFF team uses ancestral conservation and farming practices (aka permaculture) to grow the best tasting naturally grown produce in the Tri-county area. Along with basic groceries, this USDA certified grocery store sells a wide variety of specialty items that even accommodate specific dietary needs. This nonprofit accepts SNAP (EBT) in addition to cash and credit.

Information on volunteer workdays, yoga, gardening classes and other social events can be found on their Facebook and Instagram pages. The farm store is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in winter and fall; 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. in spring and summer.

Mission:

Fresh Future Farm grows healthy food to build a strong community.

For more information about Fresh Future Farm, please visit www.freshfuturefarm.org