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

Oakland, CA , United States

About Your Host

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, 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

What we'll do

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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