Second Annual “Black Hands in the Soil: A Film Celebration of Black Farming”
Oakland, CA, United States
8 – 100 Guest(s)
In honor of Black History Month and Black farmers globally, join Pollinate Farm & Garden and Farms to Grow, Inc. for tbhe Second 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 the United Kingdom. The Feature Documentary is “The Language You Cry In” Directed by Angel Serrano, Alvaro Toepke, with Vertamae Grosvenor. “The Language You Cry In” tells an amazing scholarly detective story that searches for -and finds- meaningful links between African Americans and their ancestral past. It bridges hundreds of years and thousands of miles from the Gullah people of present-day Georgia back to 18th century Sierra Leone. It recounts the even more remarkable saga of how African Americans have retained links with their African past through the horrors of the middle passage, slavery and segregation. The program also includes the following shorts: —Lest We Forget: The Lost Stories of Southern Sharecroppers. Admission is a Sliding Scale donation / no one turned away for lack of funds. Light refreshments will be served.
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Pollinate Farm & Garden
Yolanda is a mother/wife, entrepreneur and urban farmer. An avid do-it-herselfer, she is at home at her own Oakland homestead where she and her family keep chickens, bees, and learn about permaculture principles on their large urban lot, growing much of their own food. Yolanda is co-founder of Pollinate Farm & Garden http://pollinatefarm.com, an urban farm store and homesteading emporium located in the heart of Oakland. Pollinate carries edible nursery stock (seeds, starts, fruit trees, and perennial edibles), tools and equipment for seed-to-table organic farming and gardening. Pollinate is also a purveyor of supplies for food preserving, fermentation and cheese making, small scale livestock raising and beekeeping , including baby chicks, ducks, turkeys and bees. Through its educational outreach and local workshops, Pollinate inspires our community toward a healthier and more sustainable food system by bringing it home. Learn more by visiting http://pollinatefarm.com.