The Black Urban Growers association is hosting a conference this weekend in Bed Stuy that aims to “enhance the critical relationship between food and health in the Black community by empowering growers, eaters and activists,” according to their website. The Black Farmers and Urban Growers Conference offers networking events, roundtables and panels for those interested in improving the health and well-being of black communities through better food choices.
The first event is tonight at COLORS, the only cooperative restaurant in New York, and the rest of this weekend’s sessions will take place at Boys and Girls High School at 1700 Fulton Street. The conference will tackle topics like community gardens and at-risk youth, new farmer development, unhealthy food marketing and agricultural co-ops. Those interested in attending can check out the full schedule here and buy tickets here.
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