ArborVitae Stands in Support of Racial Justice
A few words to our Community,
The past few months have been difficult, and for many, painful and traumatic. The Covid-19 crisis is something that we could justifiably call unprecedented, but what is happening now is sadly not uncommon.
Racism is an old wound, a festering wound – one that dates back to the very founding of the nation, inextricably intertwined with colonialism, genocide, and slavery. It weakens the integrity and spirit of our collective American body.
Healing a long-standing wound in a sick body does not occur on its own. It takes work, and all of us striving to promote health and wellbeing know that our contributions are needed now more than ever.
As herbalists we must also recognize and address how herbalism in the United States has its own roots intertwined with systemic racism, perpetuated to the current day. We at ArborVitae stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the broader movement for racial justice, and we humbly strive to do better.
Claudia Keel & Richard Mandelbaum,
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Black Herbalists, Practitioners, & Notable Figures
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Apothecary | Arcata, CA | @akashaapothecary
She has blended her interests into a philosophy that she calls, “WombLoveology”, one that she is currently teaching throughout the world. This Revolutionary, pro-active lifestyle towards taking care of the Womb is empowering thousands of Women to heal.
Alice Dixson is a Community and Spiritual Activist, body worker, a generational elder in a long line of Civil Rights Activists, and is currently working as a Visitation Coach for Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services through the SPARC Foundation. Alice has worked with the Juvenile Justice System, is a member of the Ace Learning Collaborative, a board member of Be Present, a racial facilitator at a number of venues–including South East Herbal Conference, New England Herbal Conference and Earth Haven Eco Village–and serves as a consultant for the Reconnect for Resilience training curriculum. Alice was raised to believe that life is a mural and not just a single picture. Alice’s work is based on the premise that everyone wants to be seen and heard. Her passion for equity and healing shows up with compassion in all aspects of her work and for all people
Earth Star Herbals | Wisconsin | @alysonsimplygrows
An ecofeminist on a journey to learn how to shift the ways in which we as humans live with the earth. Alyson created Earth Star herbals to help you make the shift into whole earth living. As she grew up deeply connected to the California landscapes and searching for connection to her diasporic roots, she found healing with the earth.
Rootwork Herbals | Ithaca, NY | @rootworkherbals
Rootwork Herbals seeks to serve our community through herbal education, consultations and handcrafted remedies that are high quality and accessible to all. We strive to inspire and empower people to take back responsibility for their health utilizing plant medicine in a way that is bioregional, regenerative and joyful.
Herbalist, loose herb retailer | St. Louis, MO | @ancestral.herbiary
Melonee utilizes a variety of diagnostic techniques, beginning with a comprehensive patient history and interview. She also incorporates general physical and symptom-specific examinations. She works with your PCP, OBGYN, or Therapist, if clients allow, to find the best treatment possible. She makes appropriate referrals to conventional medical doctors when it is indicated, and works to help clients minimize or avoid medications where possible. While Melonee strives to assist everyone, one of her main goals is to reintroduce herbalism and healing with herbs back into the Black Community.
Writer, activist, ordained Zen priest | @zenchangeangel
Angel Kyodo Williams is a writer, activist, ordained Zen priest and the author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace, published by Viking Press in 2000, and the co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation.
Afro-Botany Immersion Conference | Natural Choices Botanica | Sacred Waters Retreat | Tennessee | @sobandeg
Sobande was trained in the sacred art of herbalism by her great grandmother. She is a Afro Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist, Educator, Consultant, Author, Founder & Creative powerhouse behind the NCB School of Herbalism & Holistic Health offering a 2 year learning program, Sacred Waters Herbal Retreat for Women of Color and the United States first Afro Botany Immersion Conference.
Rose Gold Alchemy | Brooklyn, NY | @rosegoldalchemy
Apothecary | Jacksonville, FL | @auntiepeachesapothecary
Natural and Organic Herbal Apothecary
Song of the Spirit Institute | Brooklyn, NY | @songofthespiritinstitute
B Anderson, (they/them), is a sound healer, plant medicine stewart/herbalist, mediation teacher, mediator, ritual leader and community organizer. B. calls up the traditions, legacies and medicine of their southern Black American, Jamaican Maroon and Choctaw ancestry as their healing arts praxis.
Bioregional herbalist & essayist | Denver, CO | @bonesbugsandbotany
Nourishment-based educator and bioregional herbalist.
Sacred Healers Program | Clermont, FL | @chonteaumcelvin
Chonteau McElvin, Medicine Woman, is founder and creator of the Sacred Healers Program, a training program for Urban Shamans and Soul Care University, a mystery school for the healing arts. Chonteau has been learning and practicing Folk Herbalism for well over 20 years. She was guided by her paternal grandmother, father and many mentors along the way. Chonteau’s passion is preparing Urban Shamans for a new vibration of healing which starts with self healing on all levels. She acts as a navigator of the soul, guiding her apprentices through their deep inner work, thus supporting their birth as a medicine healer. Her journey with the sacred plants follows a wise woman path, focusing on relationship building, nutritive weeds and illnesses providing opportunities for self discovery. Her green allies journey has also brought her to use the sacred plants in rituals, energy healing and other root work to support harmonious living. In essence, Chonteau is a “conjure woman ” root worker or green witch and she is here to live her best life.
Dr. Claudia J. Ford has had a career in international women’s health and development spanning three decades and all continents. Claudia is a midwife and ethnobotanist, who studies traditional ecological knowledge, women’s reproductive health, and sustainable agriculture. Dr. Ford is on faculty at Rhode Island School of Design where she teaches Women’s Studies, Indigenous Knowledge, Environmental Literature, and Environmental Justice. Claudia serves on the boards of The Orion Society, a community that publishes Orion literary magazine, and the Soul Fire Farm Institute, committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system.
DaRa Williams has practiced Insight Meditation for more than 25 years. She completed the Spirit Rock/IMS/IRC Teacher Training, and serves on the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, and as an Associate Guiding Teacher at IMS. DaRa is a trainer and wellness coach, and has been a clinician and administrator in the mental health field for over 25 years. She is a certified Focusing Oriented Therapist and a practitioner and trainer of Aboriginal Focusing Oriented Complex Trauma Therapy.
Master Reflexologist, Herbalist & Martial Artist | Philadelphia, PA
Dr. El Ha Gahn is the Director of The Academy of the Cultural Arts & Life Sciences, a school that trains people In the art of natural living. He is a graduate of The Gibran Institute. He is also a Master instructor in The Institute of Certified Martial Artists. He has been involved In the Essene healing arts for 34 years. His Interest in this pursuit has taken him literally around the World on a journey of discovery about herbal systems, healing methods and wellness strategies.With a background In herbal essences and biochemistry, El Ha Gahn Is the originator and manufacturer of the ever popular Isle of Paradise Products. Versed In a vast array of the ancient esoteric arts like Yoga, Meditation, Naphtali Martial Art, Moroccan & Egyptian Massage Techniques, aura reading, etc., these all represent the focus of his dally life. As an Essene Healer he is dedicated to the re-education of people towards self development and continued Natural wellness. By combining his arts and sciences into a single creative discipline, he is able to integrate his thoughts, ideas and experiences into an approach to life that reflects a harmony of confidence, peacefulness and inner strength.
Emily D. Gunter
Founder of the Rites of Passage Youth Empowerment Foundation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives with the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award for dedication, achievements, and leadership in communications and education.
Apothecary | Brooklyn, NY | @harrietsapothecary
An intergenerational, healing village led by the brilliance and wisdom of Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans healers, artists, health professionals, magicians, activists and ancestors. They are committed to co-creating accessible, affordable, liberatory, all-body loving, all-gender honoring, community healing spaces that recognize, inspire, and deepen the healing genius of people who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of color and the allies that love them.
Nonprofit | @herbalistswithoutborders
Herbalists Without Borders vision is a global community where all people have access to affordable natural and botanical health and wellness. To bring that vision into reality, we work with community-based chapters to create educational, advocacy and grassroots model projects to fill the gaps in health justice internationally.
The Herbal Scoop | Narrowsburg, NY | @the.herbal.scoop
Herbal Botanical Shop
Atlanta | @drherbsistah
Dr. Eshe Faizah, is a master formulator, master herbalist, organic master gardener, wholistic lifestyle consultant, creator and mother of 4. She has empowered people in taking control of their natural gift of health for over 25 years. Dr. Eshe has studied as an undergraduate at University of California-Berkeley, honed her herbal interest at Dominion Herbal College and received her doctorate from University of Sedona. Dr. Eshe has studied at The U.S. Kinesiology Institute and The University of Georgia. She has blended her interests into a philosophy that she calls, “WombLoveology,” one that she is currently teaching throughout the world. This Revolutionary, pro-active lifestyle towards taking care of the Womb is empowering thousands of Women to heal.
Olamina Botanicals | New York, NY | @olaminabotanicals
Herbalist, gardener, farmer, educator and wild foods enthusiast living in unceded Lenape territory (New York City). Through Olamina Botanicals she offers herbal consultations, workshops, plant walks and gardening classes.
The Wright Touch, LLC | Veterans Resiliency Holistic Clinic | Woodford, VA | @WrightTouchLLC
Karen Henderson is a Holistic Health practitioner who integrates sound science, traditional wisdom and intuition to address issues of personal, community and ancestral trauma. Her training and personal experience with PTSD brings a unique combination that supports those experiencing the dis-ease of trauma.
Sacred Vibes Apothecary | Sacred Vibes Botanica | Brooklyn, NY | @empresskarenmrose | @sacredbotanicanyc
Trained in Eastern and Western Herbal Medicine, Master Herbalist, Karen M. Rose created an outlet for her teachings and healing modalities with the opening of Brooklyn-based Sacred Vibes Healing and Sacred Vibes Apothecary in 2002.
Soul Fire Farm | Petersburg, NY | @soulfirefarm
Manager, (Li*/Ya/She/He) has over 20 years of experience as a soil steward and food sovereignty activist, having worked at the Food Project, Farm School, Many Hands Organic Farm, Youth Grow and with farmers internationally in Ghana, Haiti, and Mexico. Li co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2010 with the mission to reclaim our inherent right to belong to the earth and have agency in the food system as Black and Brown people. Her areas of leadership at Soul Fire include farmer training, international solidarity, perennials, writing, speaking, “making it rain,” and anything that involves heavy lifting, sweat, and soil. Li’s book Farming While Black is a love song for the earth and her peoples.
Botany Everyday | Plants and Healers International | North Carolina
Marc Williams is an ethnobiologist. He has studied the people, plant, mushroom, microbe connection intensively while learning to employ botanicals and other life forms for food, medicine, and beauty. He is also Executive Director of Plants and Healers International.
Gullah Geechee Nation | South Carolina | @gullahgeechee
Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist, film consultant, and “The Art-ivist.” She is the founder of the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition.
The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (NCOBRA) is the premiere mass-based coalition of organizations and individuals organized for the sole purpose of obtaining reparations for African descendants in the United States.
Herbal Products | Maryland | @melanatedmedicinals | Melanated Medicinals Fundraiser
QTPOC centered and accessible, vegan, organic herbal care products made with love by a trans-woman! Sun (she/they) offers majik, limpias, space cleansing, empowerment rites and more. Intuition, African and Curanderx traditions are pulled from heavily in the making of these herbal formulas.
Well Of Indigenous Wisdom | Puerto Rico | @omarotiwellofindigenouswisdom
Omaroti is a responsible practice in holistic health and wellness. We focus on the sacredness of wellbeing through clinical herbalism, education and herbal medicines.
Brooklyn, NY | @queenafua
Spiritual Teacher, herbalist, holistic health practitioner, best selling author, Mother Of Womb Wellness
Queen Mother Osunnike is a natural healer, spiritual midwife, seeress, Iyanifa and priestess of Osun, goddess of love, beauty, sensuality, and fertility, and a Reiki Master teacher. Iya Osunnike is the paramount Queen Mother and co-founder and president of The Institute of Whole Life Healing, an organization designed to assist individuals and groups in rebirthing their divinity. She is also the founder of One Million Wombs United (OMWU) and the chief priestess of the Sacred Feminine Mysteries Initiation – Passage into the Great Mother.
Roots of Resistance
Sage’s Larder | Brunswick, GA | @sageslarder
Herbalist, Doula, Wellness Coach seeding healing
Iwilla Remedy | @iwillaremedy
Herbal Medicine and Astrology
Shannon Lockhart is a Mother, Folk Herbalist, Reiki practitioner, Crystal Healer and Yogini. Her passion is empowering others by helping them learn to be responsible for their personal health and well-being through Earth-based healing and through guidance and simply holding space. She is truly humbled by the opportunity knowing that allowing Plant medicine and Yoga to take a key role in her life has been essential as it has opened doors to new positive opportunities, new friends, and most importantly opened her heart!
Tiffany Robbins is an ardent student of the plants. She is a clinical herbalist with a small practice in PA. Relishing all the gifts the green world has to offer us, she immerses herself in anything plant related such as foraging, medicine making, live food preparation, weaving with natural fibers, and natural perfumery.
Mycosymbiotics | @mycosymbiote
Cowrie Shell Center | Brooklyn, NY | @ancientblendsapothe_care
Yendys Nefer-Atum is a Barbadian born entrepreneur; the founder and owner of The Cowrie Shell Center for Natural Hair Care and Holistic Wellness Therapies in Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York since 1991.
California | @luisahteish
Yeye Luisah Teish is a teacher, dancer, storyteller, and high priestess. She also is an author, most notably of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, her father was an African Methodist Episcopal and her mother was a Catholic, of Haitian, French, and Choctaw heritage. Yeye Teish is an Iyanifa and Oshun chief in Yoruba tradition. Yeye Teish is one of the most well known Yoruba priestesses worldwide, who is celebrated internationally in Goddess circles as a writer and ritual-maker. She quite literally a legendary woman of great character and exceeding positive impact for this generation and all time.
African American Folk Healing
by Stephanie Y. Mitchem
African American Slave Medicine
by Herbert E. Covey
Early Recollections and Life of Dr. James Still
By James Still
Hoodoo Medicine: Gullah Herbal Remedies
by Faith Mitchell
Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book
by Luisah Teish
Medicine & Slavery: The Diseases and Healthcare of Blacks in Antebellum Virginia
by Todd L. Savitt
Old Style Conjure: Hoodoo, Rootwork, and Folk Magic
by Starr Casas
Agriculture, Gardening, Farming
Organizations — Film — Books
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Roxoboro, NC | @Abanitu-Organics
“Abanitu is a beautiful farm located in northern Person County near Roxboro, North Carolina. While not yet certified organic, our practices are strictly organic. Soil health and fertility are a central focus, including re-mineralization and no-till soil preparation in a raised-bed, permaculture model farm eco-system. Our mission is to provide food that is fresh and local, as well as food that maximizes nourishment and flavor. For these reasons, we avoid chemicals and use organic seed from open-pollinated, mostly heirloom plants.”
Washington, DC | @acresofancestry
“The Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrarian Fund is a multidisciplinary, cooperative nonprofit ecosystem rooted in Black ecocultural traditions and textile arts to regenerate custodial landownership, ecological stewardship, and food and fiber economies in the South.”
Long Beach, CA | @adventurestodreams
Mission: “To strengthen our community by inspiring and empowering diverse youth, ages 4-14, to dream BIG and BELIEVE they can achieve anything in life by exposing them, their parents, and community members to safe, fun, interactive, recreational and educational learning environments as well as child development workshops, volunteering, and hands-on activities.”
Oakland, CA | @AfrikaTown
An urban haven in West Oakland, Afrika Town at Qilombo empowers community members via food sustainability, justice, self-defense training and self-care.
“The Fresno-based African American Farmers of California is a 501c3 non-profit organization headquartered in the heart of the Central Valley, Fresno, California. The organization currently uses 22 acres as demonstration farm, farmers training, cultivating traditional African-American crops, & empowering youth to learn about farming.”
The Agricultural Justice Project (AJP) works to transform the existing agricultural system. We seek empowerment, justice and fairness for all who labor from farm to retail. Central to our mission are the principles that all humans deserve respect, the freedom to live with dignity and nurture community, and share responsibility for preserving the earth’s resources for future generations.
Salinas, CA | @albafarmers
“Our mission is to create economic opportunity for aspiring, limited-resource farmers through land-based organic agriculture education.”
Asheville, NC | @agrowingculture
“We know that farmers should be at the forefront of agriculture, and we work hard to protect their natural right to define and shape their own food system. We do this by reframing the way the world views farmers, facilitating collective learning and catalyzing innovation through farmer-to-farmer exchange, and supporting on-the-ground efforts for farmer-led research and documentation.”
Kealakekua, HI | @aina_company
Founded in 2013, our small family-owned and operated company is dedicated to providing nature’s premier select agricultural products.
Minneapolis, MN | @appetiteforchange
“We are a dedicated team of educators, growers, guides, and leaders who bring a variety of flavors to our table. Together, we use our skills and passions to enact positive change for everyone in the North Minneapolis community and beyond.”
Bastrop, LA | @armstrong_farms_
Harper is a 3rd generation farmer that took the 100 acres of farmland his father left and has maintained over 2,500 acres spreading from Morehouse to Ouachita Parish. He has planted a variety of crops such as wheat, corn, soybeans, rice, and cotton. Aside from traditional crops he also grows produce such as peas, sweet corn, and watermelon.
Jonesboro, GA | @atlantaharvest
Atlanta Harvest delivers fresh, naturally-grown produce to its customers while directly challenging some of the root causes of urban poverty. We love the city of Atlanta and want to see its neighborhoods thrive through dignifying work opportunities and increased access to locally grown, farm fresh food.
Baltimore, MD | @backyard_basecamp
Inspiring Black, Indigenous, and all People of Color (BIPOC) across Baltimore City to find nature where they are and empowering them to explore further.
Reedley, CA | @balakianfarms
Balakian Farms has developed a reputation for letting our produce-products-speak for itself, while our voice is heard regarding accountability, integrity and providing the opportunities for growth in our community and around the world.
Madison Co, KY | @ballewestatesllc
Our passion and mission is to encourage and educate our communities about holistic wellness and healing through history, food, engagement. Through our workshops, events. pop-ups, teas, and tours.
“We are a family owned operation located in Hart County, Kentucky. Our little town name is Canmer. Our family farm is a well diversified family operation. It has been in our family since the 1900’s. The family farm was started by share-cropping before it was purchased in later years of 1990’s. We are four generations strong and hope to continue the legacy for many years to come. Our operation consists of a small dairy, hogs, beef, pasture poultry, micro-processed goods, and mixed vegetables. Here on Barbour’s Farm it is truly a 365 day operation. Cows are milked twice a day, everyday, along with feeding and caring for the animals.”
“The Black Belt Justice Center (BBJC) is a legal and advocacy nonprofit organization that serves African American farmers, landowners, and communities in the Black Belt region in efforts to retain and increase landownership; to create sustainable land-based cooperatives and entrepreneurial businesses; and to ensure intergenerational and community wealth.”
“The Black Church Food Security Network utilizes an asset-based approach in organizing and linking the vast resources of historically African American congregations in rural and urban communities to advancing food and land sovereignty.”
Toronto, Ontario, Canada | @blackcreekcommunityfarm
Black Creek Community Farm is situated on a truly unique eight-acre property that includes pristine farmland, a heritage farmhouse and barn, and a surrounding forest that extends down into the Black Creek ravine.
“The Black Dirt Farm Collective is a collective of Black farmers, educators, scientists, agrarians, seed keepers, organizers, and researchers guiding a political education process. Through our cultivation of a Black agrarian education (Afroecology).”
CA | @blackearthfarms
We are a Black and Indigenous led agroecology collective composed of skilled land stewards, spiritual leaders, healers, gardeners, farmers, builders, writers, educators, artists, musicians, and organizers. We study and spread ancestral knowledge and contemporary agroecological practices to train community members to build collectivized, autonomous, and chemical free food systems in urban and peri-urban environments throughout the Occupied Karkin Ohlone & Chochenyo Territory.
NC | @bflt18
“The Black Family Land Trust, Inc. (BFLT) incorporated in 2004 and based in North Carolina, is one of the nation’s only conservation land trust dedicated to the preservation and protection of African-American and other historically underserved landowners assets.”
“The mission of Black Farmer Fund is to create a thriving, resilient, and equitable food system by investing in black food systems entrepreneurs and communities in New York State.”
“BFAA (Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association) is a non-profit organization created to respond to the issues and concerns of Black farmers in the U.S. and abroad. Formed in 1997, the organization boasts a membership of over 1,500 farmers nationwide, and 21 state chapters.”
Seattle, WA | @yesfarmofficial
“The Black Farmers Collective is a group of urban food system activists dedicated to providing opportunities to improve the health of our communities through all aspects of the food system.”
Portland, OR | @blackfoodnw
The Black Food Sovereignty Coalition (BFSC) serves as a collaboration hub for Black and Brown communities to confront the systemic barriers that make food, place and economic opportunities inaccessible to us. BFSC is focused on meeting these barriers with creative, innovative, and sustainable solutions. Built on a decade of work of founding members of the Black Food Sovereignty Council and other Black-identified leaders and stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest, the BFSC mission is to ignite Black and brown communities to participate as owners and movement leaders within food systems, placemaking, and economic development.
Portland, OR | @blackfuturesfarm
Black Futures Farm is a community farm, staffed by volunteers and two resident farmers. We sit on 1.15 acres with 17 different fruit trees, vegetables, flowers, medicinal and cooking herbs. Our farm is located on the grounds of the Learning Gardens Lab at 60th and SE Duke in Portland, Oregon.
Chicago, IL | @energydescent
“Our vision is to create safe and healing spaces that are founded on the principles of environmental stewardship and social equality where community members can learn the skills required to become masterful in sustainability and successfully transition to a post-carbon world. These safe and healing spaces are lifeboats that will keep our communities, families, and children alive and thriving during an energy descent.”
Lexington, KY | @blacksoilky
Our year round events include Farm Tours, Farm to Table Dinners and Off Season Workshops where you are connected Kentucky’s black farmers/growers/producers. Black Soil events allow attendees to celebrate and educate themselves on the narratives, experience, and expertise of our partner black farmers. Representing 1.4% of the primary farm operators in the state, black farmers account for less than 600 of the more than 76,000 agricultural operations in Kentucky. The mission of Black Soil: Our Better Nature is to reconnect black Kentuckians to their legacy and heritage in agriculture.By bringing together urban families with rural and urban based black farmers/growers/producers across the state, we help introduce opportunities in agriculture that promote self-sufficiency, encourage healthy living, and activate cooperative economics. Our vision is to help foster a greater market share for black farmers and producers as they provide healthy food options to a larger consumer base.
Pittsburgh, PA | @blackurbangardeners
“The Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh Co-Op (BUGs) is a gathering point for black urban agriculturalists. We work with local black communities to grow food and to share black cultural traditions.”
“Black Urban Growers (BUGS) is an organization committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. Through education and advocacy around food and farm issues, we nurture collective Black leadership to ensure we have a seat at the table.”
Baltimore, MD | @blackyield
“Black Yield Institute’s work is centered on and operates from the following action pillars:Cooperative Economic Development, Political Education & Social Action, Black Solidarity/Cultural Affirmation, Spiritual/Psychological Healing”
Bladensburg, MD | @ecocityfarms
ECO City Farms at Bladensburg is located on 3.5 acres of land formerly occupied by three multifamily apartment buildings. It provides healthy food for the residents of the adjacent subsidized housing complex and the larger “healthy food deprived” neighborhood. The farm employs permaculture and season-extension techniques to its large productive growing space.
Bronx, NY | @theblackfeministproject
The Black Feminist Project enriches the lives of, restores agency, justice, joy and health to Black women, girls and non-men, often referred to as marginalized genders or MaGes and the children they care for – with an emphasis on mother-led families. Using dynamic and engaging food and reproductive justice programming that explores not only the intersections of race, class, gender and respectability politics but also empowers them to tap into their inherent leadership abilities and dare to put themselves at the center of their own universes.
Florissant, Missouri | @bohlenfarms
Bohlen Family Farms is a family owned and operated farm.
Monroe, GA | @bread.and.butter.farm.to.table
“We are farmers who were raised by farmers. We are also chefs and our focus is 100% farm-to-table catering.”
Bridgeforth International (BI) is family-owned and operated in Tanner Alabama . Since BI opened in 2012, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Our exclusive partnership with Darden Bridgeforth and Sons, allows us to provide high quality products which are locally grown by experienced farmers. At Bridgeforth International Corporation, we facilitate business between Bridgeforth Farms, the National Black Growers Council (NBGC) and over seas buyers while maintaining a key focus on promoting agribusiness education and awareness.
Brooklyn, NY | @brooklyn_rescue_mission
Vision: To build community pride, provide healthy provisions to our neediest residents, encourage youth empowerment and develop a communal culture towards land use and community health.
Piedmont, VA | @carterfarmsva
Carter Farms is a century farm in the Piedmont region of Virginia that specializes in growing ethnic, African tropical vegetables organically. Michael Carter Jr. has taken over the family farm operation, converting it from a beef cattle, swine and hay production operation to an ethnic vegetable afrotourism teaching farm that shares its Africulture interdisciplinary platform.
Glassboro, NJ | @catafarmworkers
“The Mission of CATA is to empower farmworkers and immigrant workers to fight for their rights so they can live a full life. We work together to achieve safe working and living conditions, fair wages, and to be treated with respect and dignity.”
Cleveland, OH | @ChateauHough
“Our vineyards and winery support the efforts of our non-profit, Neighborhood Solutions Inc. whose mission is to ‘use innovate educational and entrepreneurial strategies to encourage, prepare, and assist at-risk youth, veterans, and those returning-or who have returned- to neighborhoods after incarceration in creating greener, healthier and wealthier places to live, work, and raise families.”
Baltimore, MD | @CherryHillUrbanGarden
The Farm Alliance of Baltimore is a membership organization of urban farms, neighborhood growers, and friends. We use connection, resource sharing, and collective advocacy with respect to food, land and water to expand communities’ self-determination and power.
Oakland, CA | @cityslickerfarms
“We reinforce self-sustaining access to food and build community through urban farming, education, and recreation.”
Charlotte, VT | @ClemmonsFarm
The Clemmons Family Farm is one of the largest African-American-owned historic farms in Vermont today.
Milledgeville, GA | @comfortfarms
We promote a structured, holistic approach for displaced veterans suffering from PTSD and other invisible disabilities, aiding their reintegration into family, society and economy.
Boston, MA | @thecommongoodproject
“Common Good Cooperatives innovates small business development and participation, peer-led by women of color. We envision sustainable methods to create connections which inspire the dignity, equity and equality of a diverse community of women. Through economic development models based in systems of access to fresh hyperlocal healthy foods, innovation, and place-making, Common Good Co-op applies a lens focused on gender, class and culture to join women across our region in seeding health, community and belonging, for us all.”
Community Farming Alliance is a cooperative of farmers of color and women farmers in the DC area. Our members are Good Sense Farm, Three Part Harmony Farm and Little Red Bird Botanicals. We also work with affiliate farmers with shared values who operate in the DC area.
Homestead, FL | @coolrunningsorganicfarms
“Cool Running’s Organic Farm promotes and educate sustainable food system through community involvement. ”
Santa Rosa, CA | @cofed
“CoFED (Cooperative Food Empowerment Directive) is a QBPOC-led organization that partners with young folks of color from poor and working-class backgrounds to meet our communities’ needs through food and land co-ops. We are building the leadership of young BIPOC cooperators to practice cooperative values, economics, and strategies for collective liberation.”
Jackson, MS | @CooperationJackson
Cooperation Jackson is an emerging vehicle for sustainable community development, economic democracy, and community ownership. Their long term vision is to develop a cooperative network based in Jackson, Mississippi that will consist of four interconnected and interdependent institutions: a federation of local worker cooperatives, a cooperative incubator, a cooperative education and training center (the Kuwasi Balagoon Center for Economic Democracy and Development), and a cooperative bank or financial institution.
New York, NY | @corbinhill_foodproject
“The Corbin Hill Farm Share is a year-round, weekly subscription program of fresh, high quality, locally grown vegetables and fruits delivered to our community partner sites across New York City.”
Collierville, TN | @craftfarms901
“Our Mission: To provide people with a space to gather resources, serve, build community, and work together to collectively care for our neighbors.”
Los Angeles, CA | @LACropSwap
Crop Swap LA is creating a world where ALL communities have access to nutrient-rich food and THE KNOWLEDGE TO GROW IT.
Brandywine, MD | @farmergale
Deep Roots Farm is a regenerative ”O”, women owned and operated farm located in Brandywine and Upper Marlboro, MD. We grow vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers, and raise chickens on 50 acres for our community.
Detroit, MI | @dbcfsn_org
“The organization was founded to ensure that Detroit’s African American population participated in the food movement and because we are the vast majority of the population in Detroit, that we are in the leadership on that movement locally.”
Detroit, MI | @detroitdirt
Detroit Dirt is the leading model of organic waste recovery and reuse. We recycle resources to increase awareness and actions leading to a more sustainable community. Our mission is to create a zero-waste mindset throughout communities and drive forward a low-carbon economy. We process food waste, green waste, spent grains, and herbivore manures and make high-quality compost using an aerobic process.
Washington, DC | @districtgrowers
We are cannabis artisans and fanatics who set out to answer one simple question: “How do we provide the best cannabis experience possible?”
Brookeville, MD | @dodofarms
Dodo Farms is a certified Naturally Grown Produce Farm in Brookeville, Montgomery County in Maryland. We grow a wide variety of seasonal vegetables such as spinach, kale, potatoes, broccoli, carrots, beets, tomato, peppers, arugula, raspberry, blackberry, collard greens, cabbage, lettuce and so much more. We are committed to supplying members of our community fairly priced, fresh and naturally grown produce, free of GMO seeds, pesticides, chemicals and fertilizers that are planted and harvested in Dodo Farms in Brookeville Maryland.
Durham, NC | @earthseedcollective
”Our mission is to remember and reimagine our relationship to ourselves, each other and the land in pursuit and practice of collective liberation.”
Brooklyn, NY | @enyfarms
The mission of East New York Farms! is to organize youth and adults to address food justice in our community by promoting local sustainable agriculture and community-led economic development. East New York Farms! is a project of the United Community Centers in partnership with local residents.
Oakland, CA | @eastoaklandcollective
“We are addressing the deep food insecurity by distributing food from restaurants, caterers, and food services. We distribute individually packaged fresh meals, non-perishable food bags and produce bags.”
Boston, MA | @eastern-woodland-rematriation-collective
“Eastern Woodlands Rematriation is a collective of Indigenous people restoring the spiritual foundation of our livelihoods through regenerative food systems.”
WA | @ebony.by.nature
EBN is a black owned business, the founder, has been on a journey to reclaim the art of farming and harness the many natural fiber products around us.
Edmonston, MD | @ecocityfarms
ECO City Farms is a nonprofit urban teaching and learning farm in Prince George’s County that grows great food, farms and farmers in ways that protect, restore and sustain the natural environment and the health of local communities. Working with area children, youth and adults, ECO educates and trains the next generation of urban farmers and eaters.
Culloden, GA | @em_farms
We proudly provide fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables with the convenience and quality of the community in mind. Using nature’s beautiful creations along with innovative farming techniques we produce highly flavorful produce.
Chapel Hill, NC | @faithfullfarms
We’re proud to offer the highest quality, most unique produce on the market today. From our family to yours, we put lots of love and careful attention in each item. We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.
North Carolina | @f.a.r.m.s
“Family Agriculture Resource Management Services (F.A.R.M.S.) is a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing small farm land loss to ensure generational wealth and reducing hunger in rural low-income communities. We also assist farmers with retail market expansion to ensure future farm revenue. We provide these services with integrity and quality.”
New York, NY | farmschool_nyc
“Farm School NYC trains local residents in urban agriculture in order to build self-reliant communities and inspire positive local action around food access and social, economic, and racial justice issues.”
Oakland, CA | @farmstogrow
“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.”
KY | @farmerbrownthamc
Mission: Engage youth in Agriculture and Natural Sciences, disperse information regarding Ag and economics, academic and career paths, and modern agricultural production practices (traditional and Urban farming), and establish broader consumer awareness and promotion for current Black farmers and producers through innovative Agricultural marketing, programming, and event based learning.
Washington, DC | @FarmworkerJustice
“Farmworker Justice is a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farmworkers to improve their living and working conditions, immigration status, health, occupational safety, and access to justice.”
East Point, GA | @federationofsoutherncoop
”The Federation is a non-profit cooperative association of black farmers, landowners, and cooperatives. We are organized by state associations with field offices serving a primary membership base in the Southern States.”
Louisburg, NC | @firstfruitsfarmnc
Based in Louisburg, North Carolina, First Fruits Farm was founded by former NFL lineman, Jason Brown, to share the love of Christ and aid in hunger relief in eastern North Carolina.
Lancaster, MA | @flats_mentor_farm
FMF assists and supports small farmers of diverse ethnic backgrounds with the land, farming infrastructure and marketing assistance needed to promote and sustain successful farming enterprises. FMF promotes economically viable agricultural production that protects the environment through the practice of sustainable farming methods. With the help of a farm manager, sustainability coordinator, and the entire World Farmers team, farmers at the Flats have access to shared and individual resources, as well as hands-on-training and technical assistance on soil fertility, irrigation, pest and weed management, and marketing.
Roswell, GA | @floragothicafarms
Working on less than 1/10th acre and growing primarily in raised beds and containers, FGF grows a variety of curious and eclectic fruits, vegetables, and flowers not commonly found in grocery stores or at farmer’s markets. Most of the produce is grown on family land located in Roswell, GA. The remaining flowers and vegetables are grown at different sites, utilizing converted front yard lawns into functioning edible landscapes.
Baltimore, MD | @thaflowerfactory
Tha Flower Factory is a flower farm located in Baltimore City dedicated to growing high quality cut flowers and herbs.
Lincoln, MA | @the_food_project
The Food Project’s mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. Our community produces healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs, provides youth leadership opportunities, and inspires and supports others to create change in their own communities.
Jackson, MS | @footprintfarms
Foot Print Farms, LLC founded in 2010 by CEO Dr. Cindy Ayers Elliott is a 68 acre specialty crops, vegetables and livestock farm with a focus on agri-tourism for community development in the City of Jackson. Foot Print farms grows an array of fruits and vegetables, raising chickens, cattle, horses and meat goats. She believes that planting a seed in the earth will grow fresh vegetables however, planting a seed in the minds of young people will create a new universe of scholars.
Birmingham, AL | @fountainheightsfarms
The mission of Fountain Heights Farms is to improve the quality of life for the current residents of the historic Fountain Heights community of Birmingham, Alabama through long term land stewardship by community-led urban agricultural cooperatives focused on meeting the immediate and basic need for healthy fresh foods, and through culturally responsive community education programs that support and inform urban agricultural initiatives in historically under-served areas of Birmingham, Alabama.
Lawnside, NJ | @freehavenfarms
Free Haven Farms was established in 2017 in Lawnside, N.J. Lawnside is a suburban community, located in Camden County; not exactly where most people would expect to find a farm. But Micaiah had a vision before the couple purchased their home in Cynthia’s hometown to create a homestead farm where they could raise their children and also be able to show others in their community how to grow their own food. Our location allows us and our produce to be accessible to our community. We started out in 2017 by operating a farmer’s market on site on Sundays. This year, in 2018, we’ve been distributing our produce using a CSA model and providing educational experiences on and off the farm.
North Charleston, SC | @freshfuturefarm
Germaine Jenkins (she/her/hers/they/theirs) founded Fresh Future Farm to address the health, wealth, and quality of life disparities in underserved North Charleston communities. Germaine, like many of the neighborhood’s residents, struggled to access affordable, healthy and culturally relevant foods. She and all of the farm staff believe that everyone deserves to eat quality food.
Manchester, NH | @freshstartfarmsnh
Fresh Start Farms NH is a collective brand for immigrant and refugee farmers participating in the New American Sustainable Agriculture Program, a program of the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success. We work alongside new American farmers to bring farm fresh ingredients to your table via neighborhood farm stands, farmers markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Wholesale and NH Farm to School. Formed in 2011, Fresh Start Farms NH is a recognized brand for quality, affordable, and culturally appropriate food throughout southern New Hampshire. Produce is grown with soil health, environmental well-being and consumer happiness in mind.
Denver, CO | @frontlinefarming
“The mission of Frontline Farming is to create greater equity across our food system on the Front Range of Colorado. We specifically seek to support and create greater leadership and access for women and people of color in our food systems. We achieve these goals through growing food, listening, educating, honoring land and ancestors, policy initiatives, and direct action.”
Atlanta, GA | @gangstastogrowers
“Gangstas to Growers is a program focused on empowering at-risk youth and our formerly incarcerated through agriculture, employment, and entrepreneurship. We provide paid entrepreneurial internships for at-risk youth, gang members and formerly incarcerated individuals to give them a chance to participate in the legitimate economy.”
“George Washington Carver Urban/Small Farmer’s Coalition, Inc. (GWCUSFC) is building an organizational structure that is primarily focused on connecting underserved rural farmers/landowners with with urban families and communities to address the food and economic disparities that exist within the service areas of our coalition.”
College Park, GA | @georgiaroots_urbanfarm
We cultivate and provide Georgia grown produce to the community through the use of high intensity growing methods. We farm using small plots with high intensity growing methods and organic practices. We focus on a no till method for the purpose of building quality soils.
SW Atlanta, GA | @gilliamscommunitygarden
Gilliams Community Farm exists to provide access to fresh fruits and vegetables for our community, as well as promoting hands-on, educational experiences for students. We are a Urban Garden in Southwest Atlanta. We don’t use any synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones, or genetically modified organisms. We harvest daily as each vegetable reaches the perfect size and ripeness for the dinner table.
Brunswick, GA | @gilliardfarms
Gillard Farms is a family-run organic farm, growing under the watchful eye of sibling farmers Althea Raiford and Matthew Raiford. Gilliard Farms was first established in 1874 by Althea and Matthew’s great great great grandfather Jupiter Gilliard. The farm has never used chemicals to grow any crops and is a member of Georgia Organics, Coastal Organic Growers and Georgia Grown. Althea & Matthew Raiford are the sixth generation to farm this land.
Pinetops, NC | @goldenorganicfarm
“Golden Organic Farm will be an incubator for Black agriculture in our community. Beginning farmers will have the infrastructure, resources & funding opportunities that I did not have and should’ve had! The garden is where we come to heal, celebrate & share our creativity bc there is no culture without agriculture!”
Washington, DC | @goodsensefarm
Good Sense Farm & Apiary provides a diverse array of local delicacies and an empowering learning environment for foodies from all walks of life. We grow gourmet mushrooms and raise healthy bee colonies that produce the finest local honey.
Peoplestown, GA | @gratitudebotanicalfarm
Gratitude Botanical Farm’s mission is to educate, grow, feed, serve and protect the history of the people of Atlanta through the art of organic urban agriculture.
Paterson, NJ | @paterson_green_acre
We have been building and creating this community garden since 2015. The community garden grows vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We are creating a safe and clean clean environment for people to enjoy to come sit, to learn how to grow vegetables and to maintain a garden for a healthy life. Through our farm stands, garden tours, and seasonal events, we strive to create a green oasis in the heart of Paterson where community members access fresh foods, connect with nature, and build community.
NE Baltimore City, MD | @thegreenergarden
The Greener Garden is an Urban Farm located in the Hamilton area of northeast Baltimore City. We sell a variety of vegetables and our farmers are naturally certified growers! Please do not hesitate to call or send a message if you have any questions about produce.
New Orleans, LA | @growdatyouthfarm
At Grow Dat our mission is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. One youth leader’s experience at our farm can benefit our communities for a lifetime.
Stone Mountain, GA | @growwhereyouare
“Grow Where You Are is a dynamic full service social enterprise in the field of local food systems. We partner with organizations and individuals to bring food abundance to communities and those who value real food.”
Atlanta, GA | @habeshainc
“HABESHA, Inc. is a Pan-African organization that cultivates leadership in youth and families through practical experiences in cultural education, sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurship, holistic health, and technology.”
New York, NY | @harlemgrown
“Harlem Grown is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire youth to lead healthy and ambitious lives through mentorship and hands-on education in urban farming, sustainability, and nutrition.”
Whitakers, NC | @harriettubman_freedomfarm
The Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm is rooted in the values of nourishment, freedom, and reciprocity. Healing Black Southerners relationship to land in the South through agriculture and education, the farm is a space for community. The lives of plants, animals, and people matter here. Practicing reciprocity for the land and the community is our attempt to grow toward sovereignty. The Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm visions a just society where people have access to what they need to live as they see fit. A people who can feed themselves, are a people who can lead themselves. Thank you for coming to the site, please explore to learn more.
Brooklyn, NY | @hattie.carthan
The Hattie Carthan Community Farmer’s market is a grassroots, people of color-led agricultural revitalization project in Central Brooklyn NYC. The market’s vision is to cultivate a healthy, holistic, and self-sufficient community grounded in the systems and cycles of the earth. To increase access to locally grown fresh food, farm culture and intergenerational agricultural education to all facets of community in a neighborhood classified as a “fresh food desert.” The market accomplishes it’s goals by operating community based cultural programs and ventures which nourish human potential and cooperative economics.
Atlanta, GA | @atlgardenqueen
Gardening in organic soil & utilizing holistic techniques to yield larger-than-life produce, Haylene Green wants to equip families and growers with knowledge concerning food security and safety, and sustaining the environment for years to come.
We specialize in providing small grain crops (wheat, corn, soybeans, etc.) to local markets and producers who cannot afford large bulk quantities. If you need small grains crops for your business, contact Haynie Farms today!
Chicago, IL | @healthyfoodhubchicago
An outgrowth of the Black Oak Center Sustainable Agriculture Tract, our purpose is to facilitate the development of a local food system from Pembroke to Chicago. By building out a sustainable, community-based food system, we are training and cultivating the next generation of black farmers urban to rural. We are growing ecologically regenerative, nutrient-dense foods, while providing a consistent distribution retail source for local food and value-added products from and to the communities we serve.
Hecks Grove, NC | @hempfinityus
Naturally cultivated raw industrial hemp harvested and processed on the historical sandy loam soil of Brown Family Farms in Warren County, NC.
West Palm Beach, FL | @urbangrowerscedc
The primary mission is to develop and improve low-income communities and neighborhoods through economic and related development activities that will increase the opportunities for residents to become owners, managers, and producers of small businesses, affordable housing and jobs designed to produce positive cash flow and curb blight in the Greater North West Communities of West Palm Beach.
Seattle, WA | @herbanfarmnw
Our herbs are incorporated into a variety of mindfully crafted, small batch culinary spice blends, seasonings, sauces, salts, vinegars, mustards, & teas. We plant, tend and dry our herbs at our state licensed farm and processing facility. We harvest our ingredients using organic practices, that have been passed down from farmer to farmer for thousands of years.. These simple yet effective techniques are what you smell and taste in every meal, bringing everyone back to their roots.
Grayson, GA | @highhogfarm
We are first generation farmers, stewarding the land and cultivating community. We grow together to make sure the food and fiber we put on our table, and yours, is healthy and fresh.
Tacoma, WA | @hilltopurbangardens
Hilltop Urban Gardens is a community-based urban agriculture, justice, and equity organization in Tacoma, WA. HUG partners with the community to grow healthy food and to create a healthy community. We seek to inspire our community to live with abundance while understanding and interrupting the root causes of economic poverty & wealth accumulation and systems of oppression. We believe growing our own food is an important strategy in this process.
Atlanta, GA | @honeybeegoodeapiaries
Honey Bee Goode Apiaries pledge to acknowledge and respect honey bees and other pollinators. We promise to always practice and teach natural methods to beekeeping, and to continue to educate our communities about bees from the age of 1 to 100.
Washington, DC | @hstfarms
Our rooftop farm in NE DC provides the community with gardening resources, plants, educational events & classes, & support for Cultivate the City’s citywide growing operations. Now offering Pick-ups.
Indianapolis, IN | @IndianaBlackFarmersCoop
Our Mission: Educating our community on how to grow and preserve their own food and to improve soil and crop health. Engaging our youth in activities and programs that foster cooperative community farming and money management. Collaborating with urban farmers to increase the quality and quantity of nutrient-rich, wholesome, and natural produce in food deserts.
Brooklyn, NY | @isabahlialoef
We are strengthening families in the community. We do this by instilling meaningful life lessons, providing support groups and services. We target youth in areas of socialization, culture, and pride with the hope of preventing our children from becoming a part of the juvenile criminal system as well as helping to reduce recidivism amongst those that have been system involved.
Newark, NJ | @newarksjog
Jannah on Grafton is an initiative to build a stronger, sustainable, and more self-reliant lower Grafton Avenue community through vacant lot activation. Jannah on Grafton is a leased plot, through the City of Newark’s Adopt A Lot program, that will be transformed into a community garden. Jannah on Grafton will provide access to healthy food options, urban gardening advocacy, and sustainable education efforts for North Newark residents.
Louisville, KY | @kentuckygreens
We are a Kentucky based fresh greens company. Providing the city of Louisville with fresh greens. Kentucky Greens Co. LLC was founded in 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky by Mike Jackson.
Burlington, NC | @kindredseedlings
Kindred Seedlings Farm strives to engage people of color with sustainable home-growing methods that are both nutritious and cost-effective.
“The Land Loss Prevention Project (LLPP) was founded in 1982 by the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers to curtail epidemic losses of Black owned land in North Carolina. LLPP was incorporated in the state of North Carolina in 1983. The organization broadened its mission in 1993 to provide legal support and assistance to all financially distressed and limited resource farmers and landowners in North Carolina.”
Detroit, MI | @liberatedfarms
Community Urban Gardening
Atlanta, GA | @geechiefarmers
Local Lands is a Family owned and Operated Farm. We use only organic materials, seeds, fertilizer, feed…. etc… All of what has been given naturally to the earth and to those who take part in the earth’s cycle. Our mission has been and will be to provide all natural and conscious sources of food and products, from the field to the table, to create an intimate relationship between producer and consumer, and to educate all involved. We have been Farming in Georgia since 2010, Pennsylvania before that, and have been enjoying the weather, the people and the overall environment. Our Farm is open to the public and we welcome those who wish to participate in what they eat…
Los Angeles, CA
Over 1000 varieties of rare and heirloom edible plants. Available Wed/Sat Santa Monica Farmer’s markets & Sundays at the Hollywood Farmer’s market
Palisades, NY | @lomarfarms
LoMar Farms is located in The Hamlet of Palisades, NY, 19 miles north of NYC. We are rehabilitating the 200 year old property to be a friendly farm sanctuary that will serve the local community and our friends & family. Currently we have an Apiary that we started in 2014 for Honey Bees. We had our first harvest in 2015 and plan on selling Honey and other Bee based products such as Candles, Lip Balm and other lotions and potions. We raise chickens for eggs and are considering goats for cheese in the future. We are also growing a selection of fruits, vegetables and herbs that we plan on supplying co-ops and local restaurants as soon as we have enough to offer. We are in the 1st phase of the Barn renovation that will include a yoga studio/community theater and farm to table pop up venue for culinary farm to table events. See you soon…
Marshalville, GA | @loveblossomfarm
A naturally grown & operating Homestead farm in Middle GA. We’re proud earth stewards sharing our love of food & family one heart at a time.
New Haven, CT | @LoveFedNHV
“Empowering New Haven & CT residents by reconnecting us to our inherent relationships with food, land & self-resiliency through Black-led & community-run food systems & agriCultural initiatives.”
Lithonia, GA | @mxgmnational
An organization of Afrikans in America/New Afrikans whose mission is to defend its people’s human rights and promote self-determination. With an understanding of the collective institutions of white-supremacy, patriarchy and capitalism at the root of the Afrikan people’s oppression, MXGM strives to build community control and self-determination as a human right and a solution to colonization.
Atlanta, GA | @mauricesmall
Maurice works to transform the food landscape in North America via regional initiatives that create and rebuild local food systems.
Atlanta, GA | @menas_farm
We are a organic farm in Northwest Atlanta. Our produce are picked with our hands and brought to you fresh weekly. Look for us in Atlanta farmers market.
Metro Atlanta Urban Farm believes everyone deserves access to affordable high quality produce. Our certified naturally grown produce is grown and harvested with care by the hands of staff and volunteers who support an equitable food distribution system. We provide gardening and agricultural training to ensure families learn to feed themselves and to create future generations of urban agriculturalists.
Birdsnest, VA | @edibleforest
Located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Mighty Thundercloud Edible Forest is managed as a sustainable ecosystem that builds life into its 7.5 acres of soil. Our management practices build soil fertility and enhance biodiversity, while aiming to reduce our environmental footprint. Our strategy is to avoid the use of toxic chemicals (i.e. – synthetic fertilizers and pesticides) and replace them with internal ecological controls and organic practices.
Philadelphia, PA | @millcreekurbanfarm
Mill Creek Urban Farm is an educational farm and environmental education center located in West Philadelphia. We are dedicated to improving local access to fresh, chemical-free produce at low cost for the immediate Mill Creek community and surrounding neighborhoods. We are a people of color-led non-profit organization in service of communities of color in need of basic resources. Mill Creek Urban Farm is dedicated to cultivating a healthy environment, growing strong communities and promoting a just and sustainable food system.
Fairburn, GA | @millercityfarm
Located in South Fulton, GA minutes from downtown Atlanta, Miller City Farm is a 4+ acre micro-farm specializing in seasonal, heirloom, non-GMO, and organic produce. With offerings ranging from strawberries and mixed greens, to tomatoes and blackberries, Miller City Farm’s goal is to provide farm fresh food to 250 families across the South Fulton area.
Trinity, NC | @MoonlightfarmsNC
Moonlight Farms is a woman owned and family operated farm that was inspired by our love of nature, plant based eating, and community. At Moonlight Farms we offer a seasonal array of gourmet mushrooms, herbs and microgreens. Our produce is cultivated in a natural and sustainable method that requires no chemical fertilizer or pesticides to be beautiful and bountiful.
St. Helena Island, SC | @morninggloryhomestead
Morning Glory Homestead Farm is an expansion of what our family grew for our own provisions. Our farm now offers a variety of vegetables grown using sustainable agricultural and permaculture methods
Vineland, NJ | @morris-gbolos-new-world-crops-farm
Since 2009, I have been growing 7 to 10 acres of my favorite African greens, peppers and eggplants; ethnic melons and gourds; as well as tomatoes and okra, all sold pick-your-own (PYO)
Our family farm consist of 2.5 acre of growing space in an Urban Environment and leasing 5 more Acres in the other city limits to expand our farming production. We grow for our value-added products and our CSA Box subscription members. Through the leadership of Mother/ Certified Beekeeper and Master Gardener Samantha “Foxx” Winship we learn new ways to innovate our farming practices, product development and operations. On our farm land we have Bee, Chickens, Worms, Mushrooms, Specialty Items, Various produce and more, We trained our children to handle basic farm operations, beekeeping, vermiculture, poultry care, growing food and processing value-added products.
Portland, OR | @mudbonegrown
Mudbone Grown is a black-owned farm enterprise that promotes inter-generational community-based farming that creates measurable and sustainable environmental, social, cultural, and economic impacts in communities. MudBone Grown’s work helps to develop and implement workplace-based educational experiences to help teens, young adults, and low-income communities develop marketable careers, education skills that help build and sustain community capacity and place them in local jobs. By doing this we can succeed in our five-year goal to enhance food security, reduce energy use, improve community health and well-being, and stabilize our communities.
New Cumberland, PA | @mycosymbiote
We search the Wild Lands in the North East, and Mid-Atlantic U.S. for edible and medicinal mushrooms to add to our culture collection. Our research is focused on learning to Cultivate Novel Mushroom species!
“The National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) is a non-profit organization representing African American farmers and their families in the United States. As an association, it serves tens of thousands of members nationwide. NBFA’s education and advocacy efforts have been focused on civil rights, land retention, access to public and private loans, education and agricultural training, and rural economic development for black and other small farmers.”
Atlanta, GA | @natures_candy_farms
Nature’s Candy Farms is a lifestyle brand promoting global sustainability through local agriculture, entertainment, and green living.
Lewiston, ME | @newrootscoop
We are Jabril Abdi, Seynab Ali, Mohamed Abukar and Batula Ismail. We came to Lewiston, Maine in the mid-2000s as refugees from Somalia and started farming in Lisbon. Our people are farmers and we have always fed our country. Now we are growing food for our new communities in Southern Maine.
Kansas City, MO | @nilevalleyaquaponics
M2M Community Foundation is a 501c3. Nile Valley Aquaponics 100,000 Pound Food Project is a project under M2M Community Foundation. Nile Valley Aquaponics 100,000 Pound Food Project is to produce 100,000 Pounds of local fresh fish and vegetables to create healthier choices, health education, volunteer opportunities and economic stability in the urban core.
“To advance land sovereignty in the northeast region through permanent and secure land tenure for Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and Asian farmers and land stewards who will use the land in a sacred manner that honors our ancestors dreams – for sustainable farming, human habitat, ceremony, native ecosystem restoration, and cultural preservation.”
Philadelphia, PA | @northphillypeacepark
The North Philly Peace Park was founded in 2012 on several vacant parcels of land directly across the street from the Blumberg Housing Projects. The founding members were a socially engaged group of Blumberg and neighborhood residents, activists, designers, organizers and educators, who formed an ecological campus that sought to collectively solve many of the neighborhood’s critical issues.
Seattle, WA | @nurturingrootsfarm
Nurturing Roots is a community farming program focused on educating youth & community members on healthy food choices. Creating community through gardening.
Pittsburgh, PA | @oasisfarmfish
Oasis Farm & Fishery is an initiative of Bible Center Church. We are a one of a kind urban micro-farm located in the neighborhood of Homewood in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Our main foci are growing quality, hyper-local produce and providing urban farming education for people of all ages.
Salisbury, NC | @offgridincolor
Off Grid In Color is a sanctuary for health and wellness providing quality meat and education.
Brooklyn, NY | @okofarms
Practice and promote aquaponics as a sustainable farming method that mitigates the impact of climate change, and increases food security for New York City. Spread the knowledge and skills required to practice aquaponics farming by educating children and adults of all racial and socio-economic backgrounds.
NC | @olivers.agroforest
The mission of Oliver’s Agroforest is to conserve the ancestral history and natural gifts of the land through profitable agroforestry, climate resilience farming, and education.
Atlanta, GA | @raskofipresentspermakulture
Planting seeds of life all over Creation, from the studio, to the dancehall, to the Bario, to the radio, to previously abandoned urban pieces and land. We combine food with music because it’s one of the most long-standing marriages on earth. We organize social gatherings which accentuate the beauty of village life for all seasons.
“Operation Spring Plant, Inc., also known as OSP, is a grass root, nonprofit organization. It is made up of African-American and limited resource farmers and concerned urban citizens from Region K and surrounding counties of North Carolina.”
Long Beach, CA | @organicharvestgrdns
At Organic Harvest Gardens, we are two University of California Certified Master Gardeners, who head up a TEAM of committed and passionate organic vegetable gardeners, farmers and general landscapers. With over 25 years of collective experience in organic vegetable gardening and landscaping, you can rest assure that you are in capable and professional hands.
Teaching sustainability and love for the outdoors while provide a place to explore nature in Southwest Atlanta
Brooklyn, NY | @paparozier
Organically grown in southwest Haiti’s mineral rich red soil, Papa Rozier Farms “Castor Oil of Haiti” is full of proteins and fatty acids. We don’t cut corners – kept in its purest form, our seeds are hand-picked, patio dried and cold-pressed, ensuring all natural nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins are preserved.
Bridgeport, CT | @park.city.harvest.llc
“One thing we noticed is that us being a product of parents from third world countries, acquiring land was the hardest task we had to face till date. Now that we’re recently acquired an acre of open land, we are looking for assistance building it up for proper use of an organic farm. With this farm we hope to “Change the Image of Farming” by inspiring other young people, especially those of color to start farming and growing their own rather its for profit, health….”
Patagonia, AZ | @patagoniaflowerfarm
We are a micro flower farm located in Patagonia AZ. We use water wise and organic farming techniques to produce affordable fresh-cut flowers.
Atlanta, GA | @patchworkcityfarms
Patchwork City Farms (PCF) is a 1.2 acre independently-owned urban farm located in the city of Atlanta GA. Its original inception began in the Historic West End neighborhood of Atlanta and has now moved to is permanent location of Oakland City. PCF continues to be at the leading edge of Farm to Table, Slow Food, and Sustainable Agricultural movements to name a few. The farm is Certified Naturally Grown and we are committed to growing produce that is safe and nutritious.
Oakland, CA | @phatbeetsoakland
Phat Beets Produce aims to create a healthier, more equitable food system in Oakland and beyond through providing affordable access to fresh produce, facilitating youth leadership in health and nutrition education, and connecting small farmers to urban communities via the creation a CSA, community farm stands, markets, and youth entrepreneurship.
Philadelphia, PA | @urbancreators
The Urban Creators is a grassroots platform for radical and collaborative imagination. Since 2010, we have used food, art, and education as tools to nurture resilience, self-determination, and equity in our communities. Now, we are committed to supporting the emergence of a new generation of organizers, growers, artists, social entrepreneurs, innovators, and Urban Creators of all kinds.
Brooklyn, NY | @Phoenix-Community-Garden
The Phoenix Community Garden in Ocean Hill-Brownsville, Brooklyn grows nearly 2,000 pounds of beans, corn, collards, bitter melon, tomatoes, zucchini, herbs and callaloo to feed the neighborhood. The Garden provides fresh food, green space, and community to folks in Ocean Hill-Brownsville.
Lawrenceville, GA | @Phoenix-Gardens
Phoenix Gardens has been growing local foods since 2005. We use only all natural practices to grow our vegetables.
Oakland, CA | @pinehouseediblegardens
The work we do at Pine House Edible Gardens is built on the belief that the human impulse to be in relationship with land and with each other can be met in a beautiful, productive garden. We also believe that every person deserves access to this relationship and the space to grow and tend it.
Hillsborough, NC | @PineKnotFarms
Pine Knot Farms is a certified organic farm located twelve miles north of Hillsborough, NC, and is 100 years old this year! Stanley Hughes is a third generation African-American farmer known as one of the first in the state to grow certified organic tobacco. He is also known as a progressive farmer, one who has recovered from changes in the tobacco industry and stood up to competition from corporate farms. We sell organic tobacco to the Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company in Oxford; pasture raise hogs and chickens, and grow organic produce.
Oakland, CA | @planting.justice
“Planting Justice is a grassroots organization with a mission to empower people impacted by mass incarceration and other social inequities with the skills and resources to cultivate food sovereignty, economic justice, and community healing.”
Providence, RI | @quaintlyfarmri
A family-inspired micro-urban farm located on the North End of Providence. We grow local seasonal crops like veggies, herbs, and some fruits. Join our mailing list or follow us on social media for updated sales, specials, and pop-ups.
Oregon | @racemefarmers
We are a group of Black and Brown farmers from Chalchi Farm, Flying Dogheart Farm, and Scrapberry Farm.We grow weeds and medicine. We believe in food as medicine. We believe in community as medicine, so we grow that too. We are Raceme Farm Collective. We are three distinct Black and Brown-owned farm businesses that work in collective, sharing investment and risk in farm infrastructure, marketing, and planning work. We farm on unceded Wapato territory, today this place is called Sauvie Island.
Rainshadow Organics is located fifteen miles Northeast of Sisters, Oregon where we have farmed and gardened for over twenty-five years. We have a full-diet farm with dozens of varieties of certified organic vegetables, herbs, berries, flowers, and grains on 80 acres.
Oakland, CA | @raisedroots
Raised Roots is an urban farming company based in Oakland, California. We are committed to providing superior produce, gardens and farm education
“Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA) believes that in order to ensure a safe, adequate supply of healthy food, we must protect farm workers and encourage environmentally sound farming. We see environmental sustainability, economic viability, biodiversity, and social justice as inextricably linked. Therefore, the best way to ensure a just, sustainable future for farming is to create a reality where farmers feel supported and protected, and have the resources to thrive.”
Rancho de Rodney is a disabled veteran business enterprise, growing herbs, vegetables, and fruits year round. We are moving towards non-profit status.
Cleveland, OH | @ridallgreenpartnership
“We have turned an empty and forgotten piece of land in Cleveland’s Kinsman Neighborhood into an urban farm where we grow produce to bring healthy, local food to area institutions and citizens and train others on this work.”
New York, NY | @riseandrootfarm
Strongly rooted in New York City and committed to engaging rural and urban communities through food and farming, their current and previous farming related affiliations include: Just Food, Farm School NYC, Ecostation:NY, Bushwick Campus Farm, Black Urban Growers, Crock and Jar, La Familia Verde Community Garden coalition, GrowNYC.
Sacramento, CA | @ScribnerRd
R. Kelley Farms is a family owned farming venture, providing seasonal fresh and healthy vegetables for close to three decades.
Los Angeles, CA | @ronfinleyhq
“Ron envisions a world where gardening is gangsta, where cool kids know their nutrition and where communities embrace the act of growing, knowing and sharing the best of the earth’s fresh-grown food.”
New Haven, CT | @root.life
Root Life LLC Is An Eco-Friendly Business, Based Out Of New Haven, CT, That Offers Organic Produce, Live Plants, Organic Seeds, Vegan Skin & Hair Care, & Quality Environmental Services For People In The Local, As Well As Global, Community Looking To Efficiently Enhance Their Interactions With Their Natural Environments.
“Roots Rising is the seed of People’s Grocery and Center for Third World Organizing. It is a food and economic justice project in West Oakland, CA”
Washington, DC | @ruralco
Born of the civil rights and anti-poverty rural movements, Rural Coalition has worked for 40 years to assure that diverse organizations from all regions, ethnic and racial groups and genders have the opportunity to work in solidarity on the issues that affect us all. The foundation of this work is strong local, regional, and national organizations that work to assure the representation and involvement of every sector of this diverse fabric of rural peoples.
Create and develop horticulture opportunities for underserved youth populations. Stress the importance of beautification of neighborhoods thru plants, flowers, veggies and outdoor artistic projects.Teach students the importance of collective work and responsibility thru gardening and other horticulture activities.
Desert Hot Springs, CA
At Sam Cobb Farms we grow and sell fresh Medjool dates and six other varieties of dates and offer guided educational farm tours! Established in 2002, we are a family farm with ranches in central and eastern Riverside County (Sky Valley and Blythe). Our primary emphasis is getting our wonderful great tasting dates into the hands of those who will enjoy them most and sharing Sam’s love of farming with each tour guest!
Philadelphia, PA | @sankofacommunityfarm
The farm has an African focus for their work, strong local leadership guiding our vision, and renewed resources and partnerships to sustain youth development, community health, and food sovereignty.
Durham, NC | @sankofafarms
Sankofa Farms aims to uplift those most impacted by food insecurity! Sankofa Farms LLC is a multifaceted agricultural entity that seeks to assist changing the food intake habits of those living in and affected by food deserts. Currently our business offers dehydrated chips, incubated eggs, farm fresh eggs, farm goods, and a summer agricultural program. Within Durham and Orange County I have become aware of the income and food availability gap that exists within minority groups. The goal of Sankofa Farms is to create a sustainable food source for minorities in both rural and urban areas located in Durham and Orange County, North Carolina.
Pittsburgh, PA | @group724841377689888
Sankofa Village Community Garden’s goal is to eradicate the Food Apartheid that exists within our communities. To rekindle the intergenerational atmosphere that has long been a touchstone of our communities. To engage and provide the community with the opportunity to benefit from food self-sufficiency, to provide place-based urban agriculture education, to enable the community access to food production and to provide opportunities for entrepreneurship.
Scott Family Farms is a family run organic produce distributor. Based in Fresno California, Scott Family Farms specializes in the the cultivation of Organic products.
Portland, OR | @scrapberryfarm
Scrapberry Farm is a wee urban farm on the stolen lands of indigenous peoples in the place we now call Portland, Oregon. Scrapberry Farm is a project of love run by a queer black farmer named shiny and her helpful wife Chris. We are NoPo proud, anti-racist, and in love with our plant allies. We farm in collective with the farmers at Chalchi Farm and Flying Dogheart Farm. The best place to find my herbs and herb stuff is at Come Thru, the BIPOC market held 1st and 3rd Saturdays at the Oregon Food Bank. I also do my best to update on Instagram when I will be vending at other local fairs.
Haverstraw, NY | @seedingpower
“The Seeding Power Fellowship is an innovative 18-month, cohort-based food justice fellowship program for experienced leaders working across sectors to build equitable food systems. In its inaugural year it will accept applications from leaders in New York City, the Hudson Valley, and Long Island.”
Covina, CA | @theseedsofxanxadu
At The Seeds of Xanxadu all of our produce is grown naturally meaning we never spray harmful pesticides or use soil depleting chemical fertilizers. In fact most of our produce is still living only moments before purchase. Our mission is to change the way food is viewed, by delivering the freshest nutrient rich produce we possibly can while teaching our local customers the benefits of growing their own food to better empower our community.
Lithonia, GA | @sementefarm
Semente Farm is small family farm located on land owned by the Peterson/Stephens Family – once cultivated by Claude Tedford Petersen, a master grower from the U.S. Virgin Islands. We grow produce, herbs and flowers using ecologically sustainable practices, ones that conserve resources, build rich soil, and promote a vibrant ecosystem.
Southampton, NY | @shinnecock_hemp
Shinnecock Hemp organically grows, cultivates, and creates healing body products with our “free spirit” hemp. Our mission is to bring back natural healing methods. Hemp helps to repair our soil by acting as a natural filtration system. We seek to resurrect the true healing properties of hemp, and provide high quality hemp/CBD topical body products for everyone.
Nestled in the foot hills of Owensville, Missouri; Shire Gate has quickly become the industries highest standard of humanely raised, antibiotic and hormone free, natural grass-fed beef.
Hoquiam, WA | @skyislandfarm
We are a 15 acre vegetable, herb, fruit and flower farm! We grow intensively on 2 acres and sell through farmers markets, stores and to restaurants and our CSA! We grow everything using only organic, sustainable and regenerative methods. The environment is important to us so we do everything we can to keep it natural!
Lexington, KY | @slakmarketfarm
We consistently provide a healthy solution for the dietary needs of your family. By making it convenient for you to get this incredibly wholesome food on your table. It’s as simple as coming out on market days to get your products at hours that are more conducive to your busy family schedule. Located in Lexington!
Lihue, HI | gidaskitchen
As we begin the slow process of rebranding Gida’s Kitchen, Slow Island Co. is a place for new delicious offerings and some of the same great products with more emphasis on doing good for our island home! Thanks for checking us out.
Petersburg, VA | @VsuCollegeOfAgriculture
“The Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP), a part of Cooperative Extension at Virginia State University, educates and empowers small, limited-resource, socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers to own, operate and sustain farms and ranches independently with agricultural training programs that improve farm management skills and quality of life.”
Tallahassee, FL | @smarterbynature
Smarter by Nature LLC is an urban and rural farming business founded by Angelique Taylor and David “Kip” Ritchey. Their goal is to provide fresh produce and opportunities for economic sustainability through education, as well as restore the natural environment.
“The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led community organization that facilitates the return of Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone lands in the San Francisco Bay Area to Indigenous stewardship.”
Philadelphia, PA | @healthyfoodsgreenspaces
“Soil Generation is a Black & Brown-led coalition of gardeners, farmers, individuals, and community-based organizations working to ensure people of color regain community control of land and food, to secure access to the resources necessary to determine how the land is used, address community health concerns, grow food and improve the environment.”
Washington, DC | @soilful
“Soilful seeks to bring justice to communities and heal the sacred relationship between communities of African decent and Mother earth. Soilful views farming not only as a way to cultivate food and sovereignty for communities, but as a way to heal and rebuild our souls.”
Los Angeles, CA | @SoLAfoodcoop
An emerging grocery store cooperative located in South Los Angeles. We aim to build an oasis of natural and organic food in South Los Angeles.
Lewiston, ME | @somalibantumaine
Community-led non-profit empowering the Somali Bantu refugee community with their new lives in Maine.
Petersburg, NY | @soulfirefarm
“Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC*-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. We raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid. With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of our ancestors, we work to reclaim our collective right to belong to the earth and to have agency in the food system. We bring diverse communities together on this healing land to share skills on sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health, and environmental justice. We are training the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthening the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination.”
San Francisco, CA | @soulflowerfarm
Soul Flower Farm is committed to aid in the generation of Social Equality through vocational empowerment and regenerative design. We make accessible environmental workshops, classes and skill shares to those who are regularly overlooked in the current state of society. With the goal to make freedom the new norm. This is a collective effort sponsored by Students, Community, Donors and Love, to reclaim our origins of land and community. Our approach is holistic, instilling our connection with the earth, the wisdom in the seed, nurturing of the sprout, maintenance of the crop, care for the harvest and mindfulness of tomorrow.
Charlotte, NC | @soulfoodsessionsclt
“Soul Food Sessions – Inc. is a movement to acknowledge and support people of color in the culinary arts, restaurant and hospitality industries, and beverage services. We create innovative dining experiences with menus that reflect diverse specialties that include Southern foodways and other global gastronomies with an African twist. We endeavor to be a strong presence in the food community as well as an innovative one that provides excellent service and education to our supporters.”
Atlanta, GA | @SAAFONGrows
“Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network (SAAFON) is a nonprofit based in Atlanta, GA. We are a network of Black farmers in the Southeastern United States who are committed to culturally relevant, ancestrally guided, and ecologically sustainable agricultural-based living.”
New Market, TN
“The Southern Grassroots Economies Project (SGEP) is building networks across the US South to promote and launch sustainable cooperative economies. Our work is inspired by the rich history of social justice struggle in the South and looks to the example of the worker-owned cooperatives of Mondragon, Spain and Emilia Ramagno, Italy for guidance.”
Baltimore, MD | @strengthtolovefarm
Strength to Love II is a community based program in west Baltimore’s Sandtown- Winchester neighborhood that uses a 1.5 acre farm to offer employment to citizens returning to the community from incarceration. The farm also helps to address the food apartheid issue in and surrounding our neighborhood. As a program of the nonprofit Intersection of Change, we follow a mission statement that seeks to enrich the economic, social and spiritual lives of those dealing with poverty related issues in our community.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada | @sundanceharvest
Sundance Harvest is a food justice centered year round urban farm located in Toronto, Ontario. Sundance Harvest strives to provide resources, knowledge and guidance to start your own food and land sovereignty movements, create your own urban farming practice and to eradicate institutionalized racism within the food system.
Atlanta, GA | @swagcoopatl
SWAG Coop is a registered Domestic nonprofit corporation incorporated in the State of Georgia in 2010 by West End farmers and community members, as a Cooperative Marketing Organization. SWAG Coop has worked to raise awareness and access to the wealth of resources available within the community that support health and increase food access.
Hampton, GA | @swansonfamilyfarm
Swanson Family Farm is a 32 acre farm run by the Swanson family—Wayne, Charmaine, and their son Jekhi—that specializes in grass-fed and pasture-raised beef, lamb, goat and pork. We feature GA Pineywoods Cattle, hair sheep and heritage breeds of goats and hogs. Our aim is to provide the highest quality products raised the way God intended—on a pasture or in the woods. We do not feed commercial food or pump steroids or hormones into our animals.
Houston, TX | @sweetwaterfarmshtx
Sweetwater Farms HTX is a family-owned, urban farm located in Houston, Texas. We are 7 minutes from the loop in the middle of a food desert. Our urban farm sits on 6 acres of land and is primarily used to teach inner city youth about agriculture through its partnership with TWEF. We grow some of the freshest seasonal veggies! Farm visits are reservation are only!
Montross, VA | @sylvanaquafarms
We envision this food system operating in parallel to the conventional food system in the region, providing a broad-market alternative that restores at least as much land as conventional agriculture degrades and, ultimately, creates the political pressure necessary to redefine regenerative agriculture as conventional, and conventional agriculture as legacy.
Durham, NC | @tallgrassfoodbox
Tall Grass Food Box is a platform to support and encourage the sustainability of Black farmers, by increasing their visibility and securing space for them in the local marketplace. In a time where small businesses have become even more vulnerable, it is important that we double down in our support of Black farmers. In this vein, we seek to build a capacity for self-determination within our local food systems.
El Paso, TX | @taylorhoodfarms
Taylor Hood Farms is located in Multiple sites in and surrounding El Paso, Texas. We are a small diverse farm dedicated to educating and training community members about growing food and local food systems. We are committed to providing community members access to a variety of fresh, nutritious locally grown vegetables.
Brooklyn, NY | @tehutimaat
Tehuti Ma’at serves as a resource mechanism to foster political, social, and economic empowerment through healing, awareness, and implementation. Our focus areas are HEALING, ART and EDUCATION. Our mission is to bring empowering knowledge and skills to people of African ascent, in order to co-create hope and unity. Our vision is to develop cooperative businesses that employ a network of committed, and skilled educators, teaching artists and activists to manage and facilitate the various programs internationally, as well as the implementation of initiatives that are in alignment with the mission of the organization.
Atlanta, GA | @thinkgreen_kd
ThinkGreenInc is: A community benefit organization on a mission. Honoring the mandate to preserve and protect planet Earth. Practicing thoughtful, vigilant stewardship and purposefully creative restoration. Transforming and renewing the natural environment while cultivating a more vibrant urban landscape. Connecting people to planet through technology and enhancing the natural environment through design.
Washington, DC | @3phfarm
Three Part Harmony Farm is a small-scale agroecological farm, located on a 2-acre parcel in northeast Washington, DC. We grow mostly vegetables as well as herbs and cut-flowers. We are using sustainable practices, without chemical pesticides or herbicides.
Sacramento, CA | @threesistersgardens
Three Sisters Gardens is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization bringing community members together to grow food and lives in West Sacramento, Ca.
Phoenix, AZ | @TigermountainFDN
Challenged Communities need help, especially with areas where there is increased incarceration and poor health choices. The TigerMountain Foundation reverses that problem through our community gardens and landscaping initiatives. These initiatives teach practical life skills to kids, adults and seniors, keeping them out of jail, and improving their lives and community. We are a Non-Profit Community Garden located in Phoenix, AZ.
OH | @tigermushroomfarms_
Tiger Mushroom Farms is a family-run mushroom farm located in central Ohio. It was founded by Te’Lario Watkins II when he was 7 years old. Tiger Mushroom Farms offers a variety of mushrooms cultivated using organic practices.
Windsor, NY | @triplejfarm_ny
At Triple J Farm we are a multi-generational black owned establishment in Windsor, New York. Our primary focus is to have an environment that is completely free and clean for our animals to thrive in. All of our animals are locally grown and we service all of NYC from farm to table.
East Point, GA | @trulylivingwell
“Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture is committed to bringing good food, good health and well-being to Atlanta’s urban community.
Brooklyn, NY | @universecitynyc
An aquaponic and urban farm co-working space within the industrial zone of East NY, Brooklyn. Started by four individuals with personal and ancestral connections to the land.
Durham, NC | @urbancommunityagrinomics
Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded April 29th, 2016 by sister, Delphine Godley Sellars and Lucille Godley Patterson. This organization reflects their desire to engage the community of North Durham with skills based in agriculture and providing a place for those within the community to have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
Philadelphia, PA | @urbancreators
The Urban Creators is a grassroots platform for radical and collaborative imagination. Since 2010, we have used food, art, and education as tools to nurture resilience, self-determination, and equity in our communities. Now, we are committed to supporting the emergence of a new generation of organizers, growers, artists, social entrepreneurs, innovators, and Urban Creators of all kinds.
Terrell, TX | @urbandallasfarm
We are a small family owned farm and rabbitry. We raise Quails, Chickens, Ducks and Rabbits. We are shifting our focus more on the rabbits.
Mattapan, MA | @urbanfarminginstituteboston
“UFI’s mission is to develop and promote urban farming to engage individuals in growing food and building a healthy community.”
Chicago, IL | @urbangrowerscollective
“Rooted in growing food, we cultivate nourishing environments which support health, economic development, healing and creativity through urban agriculture.”
Atlanta, GA | @urbansproutfarms
Urban Sprout Farms is a biodynamic, certified organic Urban Farm located in the Polar Rock neighborhood of Lakewood Heights in Atlanta. Founded in 2012 by Nuri Icgoren, Urban Sprout Farms has been growing ever since, producing an average of 8,600 pounds of food annually.
“Urban Tilth hires and trains local residents to cultivate agriculture in west Contra Costa County to help our community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system.”
Mannington, NJ | @wardsfarmnj
Established in 2012 Ward’s Farm is a Cut Flower farm that specializes in Sunflowers and Dahlias. We have several varieties of both but we have many other flowers as well and we continue each year to add more varieties and different flowers. Some other examples of flowers that we have are Stargazer Lilies, Gladiolus, Zinnias and Cosmos and many other Field Cut Flowers.
We grow for health!
We Grow Urban Farm is a community-grown urban farm supplying high quality seasonal vegetables to the surrounding neighborhood in addition to local markets in the Sacramento area
Dallas, TX | @weovermefarm
Located in a federally-recognized food desert, the Farm has produced and provided more than 30,000 pounds of organic produce since its inception in March 2010. No less than 10% of this produce has been donated to neighborhood charitable organizations. The rest supports community members, the College, and restaurants and grocers throughout Dallas. In addition to providing fresh, healthy, affordable food options for its surrounding residents, the Farm strives to improve communities throughout the metroplex by providing hands-on educational experiences for youth and adults alike to promote healthy eating, improved food access, and environmental stewardship.
Hamilton, GA | @westgeorgiafarmerscooperative
The West Georgia Farmer’s Cooperative (WGFC) is a grassroots, agricultural collective headquartered in Hamilton, Georgia. For the past 53 years, the co-op has held agriculture-focused meetings and events to help support small farmers, farming communities and local businesses in the food industry. Designed to build local food systems and wealth through cooperative economics, WGFC includes a network of beginner to veteran farmers. It often partners with state and federal agricultural experts to keep its members informed about modern farming practices that benefit the co-op and the state’s rural communities.
Ypsilanti, MI | @w.t.p.o.f
Our mission is to break the cycle of incarceration in Washtenaw County by investing in the employment and development of formerly incarcerated men and women through farming and community engagement.
WILDSEED Community Farm & Healing Village is a space to actively experience the change we devote our lives to, with each other as co-creators of our present reality. We are descendants of legacies of deep division and trauma, and devote ourselves to cultivating collaborative, reciprocal relationships with each other and this magnificent land as a mechanism of resilience, agency, and intergenerational accountability.
Seattle, WA | @yesfarmofficial
Yes Farm is a two acre urban farm that functions as an extension of the Yesler Terrace Redevelopment initiative. Our purpose is to build integrated food systems for communities of color throughout the greater Seattle area.
Sacramento, CA | @yisraelfamilyfarm
Our mission is to transform the hood for G.O.O.D. using urban agriculture as a tool for community engagement, empowerment and employment. With a single seed, not much bigger than the period at the end of this sentence, we hope to rebuild and restore South Oak Park to a healthier place where all families have equitable access to the resources they need to thrive. Starting with a few plants in the backyard, our vision has grown to showing communities the answers contained in the soil.
GA | @youngfemalefarmers
“Young Female Farmers is a family owned business started in 2006 and built upon the principles of healthy living, respect for the environment, sustainability, education and entrepreneurship. Our business reflects the power of women and it is our goal as young women, to lend a voice to people around the world who are passionate about healthy food, creating healthier environments, growing pesticide free vegetables, baking preservative free & cooking from scratch.”
Chicago, IL | @YourBountifulHarvest
“Your Bountiful Harvest began with a mission to teach people how to feed themselves. We do this by providing the necessary tools (seedlings), skills (consultation) and education (hands-on farmer training) to become successful at gardening and farming. We understand that you can’t learn everything overnight but we can point you in the right direction.”
New Jersey and New York, NY | @zachandzoehoney
Zach and Zoe’s Sweet Bee Farm is a family business based in the rolling hills of rural New Jersey.
Burlington, VT | @zafawines
“Hi, my name is Krista and I farm and ferment grapes. I also forage and ferment apples. I sometimes ferment them together. No fining, filtering, additives, or funny business in the winery. No herbicides or synthetic pesticides in the vineyard.”
The struggles of plantation workers against Dole Food Company
by Devita Davison, Change Food Fest 2016
The reality of your yuppie coffee addiction
The liberation struggles of Indigenous Peoples in Bougainville
The legend, Dolores Huerta
Examines the worldwide imbalance between food consumption and production
A secretive group that hunts down loggers and brings them to justice
The Struggle of African American Farmers
With 60% of all arable land in the world in Africa, land grabbing is thriving
The impact of IMF, World Bank and IADB on Global South
East Carolina University School of Medicine
Passport to Black History: Environmentalism in Black Culture; Agricultural Resistance and Reclamation (2019)
Dr. Monica White, Leah Penniman, and Chef Thérèse Nelson
Members of the Northeast Farmers of Color Network are claiming our sovereignty and calling for reparations of land and resources so that we can grow nourishing food and distribute it in our communities. The specific projects and resource needs of farmers of color are listed here. We are so excited about this powerful opportunity for people to people solidarity. It’s simple. If you have resources, contact the farmer directly to share. (via Soul Fire Farm)
How Free Trade Agreements Affect Peasants
Regina Bernard-Carreno, writer and professor of Black and Latino Studies at Baruch College, CUNY, TEDxManhattan
NBC Left Field
by John Francis Ficara
by Leah Penniman
by Monica M. White
by Charlene Gilbert
by Natasha Bowens
Working the Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing
by Michele Elizabeth Lee
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In this space we cultivate conversations that support creating a truly sustainable food system. we strive to provide both transparency and simplified resources to make local and sustainably grown food accessible to all city dwellers. we support you in this journey by teaching simple techniques on how to garden, preserve, and cook sustainably. we encourage you to join us in the tough conversations from learning how our food is grown to ways we can mend the earth. take the first step and browse the journal and use our resources to support local and sustainable businesses.
“BCAGlobal empowers people of color across diverse cultures through education, training and mentoring within a mindfulness approach to food, coupled with practical skills in the hospitality & culinary industries, leading to meaningful connections that further a vision of a beloved community.”
Boston, MA | @blackhospitalitycoalition
“The Boston Black Hospitality Coalition aims to preserve the few gathering spaces for the city’s many black residents – our neighborhood bars & restaurants. Our businesses play a critical role in community and economic development. Highlighting this we seek to ensure a prolonged future for our black-owned institutions.”
Berkeley, CA | @castaneafellowship
“The Castanea Fellowship is a new, two-year fellowship for diverse leaders working for a racially just food system in any of the areas of: health, environment, agriculture, regional economies, or community development.”
Brooklyn, NY | @cbfoodcoop
The Central Brooklyn Food Coop is a 100% working member-owned and -operated food store with membership open to all. Our mission is to utilize our collective strength to ensure access to affordable and fresh food while centering the Black, low-to-moderate-income communities of Central Brooklyn.
Civil Eats is a daily news source for critical thought about the American food system. We publish stories that shift the conversation around sustainable agriculture in an effort to build economically and socially just communities. Founded in January 2009, Civil Eats is a nonprofit news organization with more 150 contributors who report on the evolving food landscape from Capitol Hill to Main Street.
Washington, DC | @dcurbangreens
At DC UrbanGreens we increase accessibility of affordable healthy foods to residents living in DC’s food desert neighborhoods.
“Equity At The Table (EATT) is very much inspired by the aphorism that it’s better to “build a longer table, not a higher fence.” EATT is a practical and proactive response to the blatant gender and racial discrimination that plagues the food industry. EATT is an easy-to-navigate database for food industry professionals featuring only women/gender non-conforming individuals and focusing primarily on POC and the LGBTQ community.”
CA | @feedoursoul
Feed Our Soul is a restorative organization showing our communities the power of locally sourced food. Through our nutritional program, we give you the tools to establish a simple, healthy lifestyle to help change your surrounding food environment. The essential step in this process is to meet people wherever they are in their journey to health, without judgement or criticism. Our Food Foundations Coaches (FFC) will help you build sustainable habits for a long-lasting happier and healthier you. This program gives anyone the opportunity to genuinely fall in love with the art of gardening and cooking!
Oakland, CA | @FoodFirst
“The Institute for Food and Development Policy, better known as Food First, works to end the injustices that cause hunger through research, education and action.”
High Point, NC | @growinghighpoint
Growing High Point transforms under-resourced neighborhoods through community engagement, empowerment, and entrepreneurship.
Oakland, CA | @healfoodalliance
HEAL is a multi-sector, multi-racial coalition building collective power to transform our food and farm systems. We are led by our member-organizations, and strive to amplify the experience and expertise of frontline communities who are most burdened by the disparities of our current systems. Together, we are developing solutions to drive change.
Oakland, CA | @hopecollabo
“Our mission is to advance racial, economic, and health equity in Oakland through community-driven food and neighborhood initiatives. We envision a vibrant Oakland where historically marginalized communities shape their neighborhoods’ future, have equitable opportunities for healthy food and safe community spaces, and build community wealth.”
Indianapolis, IN | @kheprw
We believe the greatest resource in any community is its people. They possess talents, gifts and abilities of enormous potential. However, in marginalized communities this significant asset is often limited or undervalued due to much of the people’s creativity, ingenuity and time being directed at surviving. A more just, equitable, human-centered world is fundamental to providing everyone an environment in which they have opportunities to bring forth the best that is within them, to become self-actualized and to contribute their genius to bettering their community and the world.
National Black Food and Justice Alliance (NBFJA) organizes for black food and land, by increasing the visibility of visionary Black leadership, advancing Black people’s struggle for just and sustainable communities, and building power in our food systems and land stewardship. In working for food sovereignty, land, and economic self-determination we focus on resistance, healing, and transformation.
Westchester, NY | @theokraproject
“The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.”
Brooklyn, NY | @slowfoodusa
“This is a database of all the ways we are mutually supporting each other in this time of pandemic crisis. Slow Food USA is activating its wide grassroots network to aggregate all the ingenious ways local communities are organizing. This Slow Food Mutual Aid database is a location specific listing of community innovation and resources– crowdsourced from everyone and curated by Slow Food Chapters and Leaders. Please share anything and everything that is a reliable and legitimate aid to all who are vulnerable– for recently unemployed, for students and families, for small businesses, for all. Our hope is that this tool will be valuable (1) locally as a resource guide and (2) everywhere as shared space where ideas can cross-pollinate and spread.”
Los Angeles, CA
SUMMAEVERYTHANG is a community center based in South Central Los Angeles dedicated to the empowerment and transcendence of black and brown folks socio-politically and economically, intellectually and artistically.
“WhyHunger believes a world without hunger is possible. We provide critical resources to support grassroots movements and fuel community solutions rooted in social, environmental, racial and economic justice. We are working to end hunger and advance the human right to nutritious food in the U.S. and around the world.”
Books & Articles
African American Food Culture
by William Frank Mitchell
African American Foodways: Explorations of History and Culture
by Anne Bower (editor)
Afroculinaria is a food blog authored by Michael W. Twitty, a food writer, independent scholar, culinary historian, and historical interpreter personally charged with preparing, preserving and promoting African American foodways and its parent traditions in Africa and her Diaspora and its legacy in the food culture of the American South.
Artificial Color: Modern Food and Racial Fictions
by Catherine Keyser
by Michael W. Twitty and Chef Thérèse Nelson
by Ashanté M. Reese
Black Hunger: Soul Food and America
by Doris Witt
by Alison Hope Alkon
Blood Sugar: Racial Pharmacology and Food Justice in Black America
by Anthony Ryan Hatch
Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine
by Kelley Fanto Deetz
Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power
by Psyche A. Williams-Forson
by Naa Oyo A. Kwate
by Julian Rankin
by Sienna Fekete
by Michael W. Twitty
Cooking in Other Women’s Kitchens: Domestic Workers in the South, 1865-1960
by Rebecca Sharpless
by Alison Hope Alkon and Julian Agyeman
by Edda L. Fields-Black
Dethroning the Deceitful Pork Chop: Rethinking African American Foodways from Slavery to Obama
by Jennifer Jensen Wallach (editor)
Dispossession: Discrimination against African American Farmers in the Age of Civil Rights
by Pete Daniel
Eating in the Side Room: Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity
by Mark S. Warner
by Francis Lam
Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original
by Sarah B. Franklin (editor)
by Jennifer Jensen Wallach
by Joshua Sbicca
by Marcia Chatelain
Getting What We Need Ourselves: How Food Has Shaped African American Life
by Jennifer Jensen Wallach
High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America
by Jessica B. Harris
Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America
by Frederick Douglass Opie
Hunger Overcome?: Food and Resistance in Twentieth-Century African American Literature
by Andrew Warnes
In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World
by Judith Carney and Richard Nicholas Rosomoff
The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks
Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking
by Justine M. Williams & Eric Holt-Giménez
by Garrett Broad
The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South
by John T. Edge
The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas
by Adrian Miller
by Kyla Wazana Tompkins
Reaping a Greater Harvest: African Americans, the Extension Service, and Rural Reform in Jim Crow Texas
by Debra A. Reid
by Rafia Zafar
by Dara Cooper
Religion in the Kitchen: Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions
by Elizabeth Pérez
Savage Barbecue: Race, Culture, and the Invention of America’s First Food
by Andrew Warnes
by Brock Colyar
Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak on Food, Identity, Health, and Society
by A. Breeze Harper
Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time
by Adrian Miller
by Tanya Fields
Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution
by Frederick Douglass Opie
Stirring the Pot: A History of African Cuisine
by James McCann
To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South
by Angela Jill Cooley
Mental Health & Wellness Resources
Mental Health Resources — Wellness Resources + Brands — Meditation + Yoga + Fitness — Collectives, Spaces, Resources — Reading — Podcasts
Mental Health Resources
The African American Mental Health Providers comprises multi-disciplined psychotherapists. Each provider is licensed, registered, and/or certified by the State of California to practice in his or her discipline. Each provider has pledged to render treatment to all people regardless of: race, sex, creed, religion, or ethnicity.
Find a black therapist, black counselor or African American psychologist near you.
Asia Muhammad values the power of lifestyle modifications to achieve optimal health. She uses evidence-based medicine to provide individualized care to each patient. As a naturopathic doctor, she is able to provide care in the realm of nutrition, exercise recommendations, supplementation, botanical medicine, and mind-body therapies such as hypnosis. She has a special interest in gastroenterology, mind-body medicine, and stress management, as increasing research demonstrates the role of stress in disease. She has received additional training in mind-body therapies, including hypnosis, guided imagery, biofeedback, autogenic training and progressive muscle relaxation.
This listing is comprised of Psychologists who are members of The Association of Black Psychologists who own and operate their own private practice business or are employed as therapists, and have elected to participate in this directory. These individual practices are not managed by The Association of Black Psychologists, and the organization assumes no legal responsibility for the governing of the individual or his/her practice. This directory is not to be considered a member directory of the organization.
Making professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient – so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere.
We are a collective of advocates, yoga teachers, artists, therapists, lawyers, religious leaders, teachers, psychologists and activists committed to the emotional/mental health and healing of Black communities.
We create space for womxn of color to breathe easy. Explore our publication, podcast, & #1 platform for womxn of color looking for wellness inspiration!
BGS Inc. is a non-profit org dedicated to promoting positive mental health for young African American females.
Mission: To provide access to mental health treatment, psycho-education, and community resources to men of color.
The Mission: To develop, promote and sponsor trusted culturally-relevant educational forums, trainings and referral services that support the health and well-being of Black people and other vulnerable communities.
One of the central features of our Black Mental Health Directory is an expanded understanding of mental health that includes spiritual, physical, political, ancestral, nutritional and other aspects of wellness.
The mission of Black Mental Wellness, Corp. is to provide access to evidence-based information and resources about mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.
An organization dedicated to healing the wounds of racism and generational trauma.
We target the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls in the U.S. through investments in evidence based strategies, bold programs and advocacy outreach on health policies.
The Bodyful Healing Project exists to help black women feel more vital, and by vital I mean having a sense of what it feels like to be well. Here we have open and honest conversations about mental health and all the ways oppression and marginalization affects our bodies as black women – from depression, the strong black woman stereotype, eating disorders, and everything in between.
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Taraji P Henson that is providing free virtual therapy sessions to support communities of color who are suffering during these emotionally challenging times.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Brother, You’re on My Mind toolkit provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters and partners with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in African American men. Use the toolkit to plan and execute community education events and build strategic community partnerships to advance initiative goals.
The California Black Women’s Health Project (CABWHP) is the only statewide, non-profit organization that is solely committed to improving the health of California’s 1.2 million Black women and girls through advocacy, education, outreach and policy. We focus on empowering Black women to take personal responsibility for our own health and to advocate for changes in policies that negatively affect Black women’s health status.
We are an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting positive racial identity development in youth. We support organizations, families, and educators in taking action to disrupt racism in young children.
Dear Black Women is an affirmation movement for Black women by Black women.
Cultivating space, community, conversations and change for a more equitable and accessible wellness industry.
We create healing spaces that center and celebrate people of color through conversation, wellness and creativity.
Future Ancestors Services is an Indigenous and Black-owned, youth-led professional services social enterprise that advances climate justice and equity with a lens of ancestral accountability.
I am a Naturopathic doctor licensed through the Arizona Naturopathic medical board. In addition to my naturopathic medical license and training, I have received additional guidance in Neuro Emotional Technique, classical homeopathy, principles in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and other forms of trauma informed care. Naturopathic medicine and hormonal education bring your whole body into focus – balancing your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. You are strengthened with education, medical teaching specific to your body, and a partner who hears you and sees your greatest potential.
No matter who you are, we are here to help. We are committed to ensuring you have the support you need to become the healthiest version of yourself. We will give you the professional support and the tools you need to show up whole, operate with joy, and live with power.
A grassroots organization providing free plant-based care for Black people seeking support due to the ongoing crisis of racial violence + injustice
Liberate is the #1 meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community.
Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. Our resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing. We are becoming the ones we’ve been waiting for.
Melanin & Mental Health® was born out of a desire to connect individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. We are committed to promoting the growth and healing of our communities through our website, online directory, and monthly events.
A comprehensive directory of treatment options designed to meet the unique mental health needs of African-Americans and People of color
Naturopathic doctor, Acupuncturist
Our focus lies solely on the needs of our patients here in the Richmond Virginia area and how we can best assist you in achieving your healthcare goals. We’re excited that you are exploring the possibility of becoming a patient in our practice. We implore you to take a look at our site to see why our patients love our care and what you can expect once you become a part of the Essential Natural Health family.
Community-based holistic wellness in Toronto (Canada) created by and for Black womxn to become the most nurtured versions of themselves. The Most Nurtured embraces the diversity of Black identity from those who identify exclusively with African heritage to those who are bi-racial and multi-racial. This space is yours. The Most Nurtured is a LGBTQ+, non-binary and trans-inclusive, and anti-oppressive, and anti-colonial space.
NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.
Our directory is an interactive digital resource that helps QTPoC locate QTPoC mental health practitioners across the country. It includes a Google map as well as a Featured Practitioners page which is organized regionally to assist people in identifying a practitioner to work with. To date, we have 145+ psychotherapists in the directory, and we are continuing outreach efforts to increase the number of practitioners in under-resourced regions, especially the southeast and midwest.
Mission: To unite Black Psychologists in the New York Metropolitan area and New York state, in order to promote psychology as a profession, in affiliation with regional, national and international Black Psychological Associations and to promote the responsible application of psychological constructs and intervention strategies in the Black Community.
Lower-fee therapy across the country for those who need it — from therapists in private practice who step up. Nonprofit! Search our site today.
Here you will find information about mental health promotion and positive coping as well as resources related to mental illness and treatment. We strive to provide you with relevant, current, and engaging mental health content and stories specifically routed in communities of color.
Find a black therapist, black counselor or African American psychologist near you.
We build peer-led communities of support, education & advocacy for folks with lived experience of mental illness, trauma, Disability, and/or neurodivergence. We believe that principles of Disability Justice are key components to supporting collective healing and our human rights.
At Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness, we believe that together, Black women across the African Diaspora can sustain mental wellness through connecting to resources and supporting one another.
The Siwe Project is a global non-profit dedicated to promoting mental health awareness throughout the global black community. The goal of the organization is to widen the public dialogue regarding the lived experiences of people of African Descent with mental illness. By providing opportunities for dialogue and the uplifting of new narratives and discourse, The Siwe Project aims to encourage more people to seek treatment without shame.
The Steve Fund is dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.
Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
Unplug, at its core, is a place where Black and Brown womxn and non-binary folks can share their stories about existing in their bodies without being silenced or censored. Whether it be about mental health, body image, fatphobia, medical discrimination, gender or something else, any story that gives us your valued and often untold perspective about living in your body is something you should send to us! We prioritize working closely with you to publish your stories about existing as a Black or Brown person because we believe that each of us holds tremendous power to both educate and inspire.
Mental health and wellness that works for you.
Wellness Resources + Brands
Superfood health and beauty | @golde
We’re an independent, Brooklyn-born brand centered in making superfood-boosted essentials for health and beauty. Our products are always natural, easy, and (most importantly) fun.
Simple self care +community for the carribean millenial woman | @goldenflourish.co
What better way to make self care simple for the millennial woman than with tea. When I think about self care it should be simple and not this idea of perfection. Things that we most likely do in our every day life that bring us joy.
all-natural, handcrafted skincare brand | @hanahana_beauty
Hanahana Beauty is a skincare + wellness brand committed to empowering women of color. We handcraft 100% all natural products + pay 2x the fair trade rate for shea butter sourced from the Katariga (Suglo) Cooperative in Tamale, Ghana.
The first complete feminine care system, powered by herbs
High Vibes Products for Your Skin, Your Soul & Your Spirit | @iseeyouwell
Our mission is to Organize and Empower Women of Color through Activism, accessible Wellness and Radical Self Care.
Botanical Skincare | @linearbeauty
Linear Beauty was created from the desire to make my skincare routine simple and straight forward. After my own battles with skin sensitivities to most drug store products, I embarked on the search to find what my skin really needed. Using multi-purpose, natural ingredients that have been used in beauty routines for centuries; every product is a combination of high quality oils, butters, and CO2 extracts formulated to be used on all skin types as well as various skin conditions. I believe that skincare should be simple, and that nature has everything we need to nourish and care for our skin without compromise. -Tasha Gear, Founder
Lifestyle Site | @melaninass | @blkandgrn
We are bringing melanin to the forefront of sustainable fashion, beauty, living, and land justice!
Astrology & culture mag centering POC, queer folx & femmes in art, activism, & healing | @nfluxmag
NFLUX is a self-published astrology & culture magazine and website that centers and celebrates people of color, queer folx, and femmes in art, healing, spirituality and activism.
Natural handmade beauty products | @paparozier
Organically grown in southwest Haiti’s mineral rich red soil, Papa Rozier Farms “Castor Oil of Haiti” is full of proteins and fatty acids. We don’t cut corners – kept in its purest form, our seeds are hand-picked, patio dried and cold-pressed, ensuring all natural nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins are preserved.
Adaptogenic supplement blends | @peakandvalleyco
We believe that the ingredients you use in your wellness routine should be created with kindness, and contribute to the wellness of both the earth and the people who farm them.
Earth-friendly Household Cleaners & Laundry Detergent | @purhomeclean
Taking care of our Mother Earth is a big priority for PUR Home. We are committed to creating biodegradable, plant-based products. We strive to use packaging that can be recycled 100 percent.
skincare with sophisticated scents | @REDOUXNYC
Redoux is a line of sophisticated scents and vegan skincare for the modern nostalgic.
Home Goods And Lifestyle Store | @ritualsandceremony
Focusing on sourcing unique items, our store is dedicated to self- care and helping individuals create their own sacred space.
eco-friendly toothbrushes | @simplifeied
We thought the first step to a sustainable living should start with the first thing we do in the morning, and that’s where we came up with the Bamboo Brush. A brush that not only offers daily hygiene convenience but also doesn’t harm the environment.
hypo-allergenic skincare | @terra_tory
At TERRA-TORY, the mission is to create hypoallergenic skincare for everyone to enjoy. By using fresh SUPERFOODS to craft wholesome, safe, natural & effective skincare products, free from artificial & harmful toxins; 100% Natural 0% Bullsh*t. Made with only ingredients you can pronounce, (and eat), safe for you and the environment to harness the power + simplicity of nature to nourish, cleanse, soothe and protect your skin.
HOLISTIC WELLNESS – CULTURE ADVENTURE | @womenofcolorhealingretreats
The retreat’s goal is to bring women together for culture, wellness, and adventure in the gorgeous jungles of Costa Rica and Jamaica. During the retreats, the women practice yoga, experience enriching and educational workshops by expert facilitators, go hiking on waterfalls, swim in the bluest oceans, meditate amongst themselves and each other. The retreat is a sacred sanctuary that allows black women to get back to nature across the beautiful jungles of Costa Rica and Jamaica. It also a space to unwind, unlearn and disconnect from the psychological trauma of systemic racism. These retreats are custom designed for black women.
Meditation + Yoga + Fitness
Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams is a maverick spiritual teacher, master trainer, outspoken activist and social visionary. She is a leading voice for Transformative Change, practicing at the intersection of personal change and social transformation for 20 years. change guru social visionary critic author activist dharma dragon maverick spiritual teacher zen priest rockstar of all things change
Boutique fitness studio | @thefitinbedstuy
The Fit In was created from a need for quality fitness training in the community. The need to make proper training accessible in terms of location, price, and support. This diverse community can receive training in a small-class environment from a diverse group of knowledgeable, supportive instructors.
Daily yoga & meditation practices | @healhaus
At HealHaus, we’ve combined diverse healing modalities and practitioners under one roof to provide people with an inclusive space focused on holistic health and wellness. We are committed to building a community that is dedicated to changing the stigma attached to healing.
Yoga Studio | @kheperawellness
We pride ourselves on evolving perspectives on wellness in the community through our yoga classes, volunteer efforts, and instruction in D.C. area schools.
#1 Meditation app for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community | @liberatemeditation
Liberate is a subscription-based meditation app that includes practices and talks designed for the BIPOC community.
Our mission is to improve the lives and health of the community which we serve, that starts by offering our students a varied curriculum in martial arts and fitness. At the core of any martial art, the goal is the development of the individual. The training is merely a means to attain that goal.
a community led center for spiritual healing and liberation for you & your communities | @minkabrooklyn
We are a community led center for wellness and harmonious living. We strive to create an inclusive environment where all people can heal and thrive. We believe in the magical existence of human beings: we are here to hold space, so you can remember how to harness your inherent brilliance. Here we gather, learn and better ourselves as a community. We welcome all who strive to shed old skin and glow anew from the inside out through many forms of exchange. These may include cultural, informative, experiential, and energetic exchange.
We are the intersection of Wellness & Hip-Hop Culture, here to insult fitness standards, and create a new culture in wellness! We want you to come as you are, but leave better. We encourage and embrace inclusivity and individuality! Our Hip-Hop spin classes will definitely energize you while on the bike. But at Spiked — we strive to elevate your mental tenacity beyond the bike, so you show up as the best version of yourself in each and every aspect of your life!
Stacked is an intimate studio that allows you to explore yoga on all levels. Whether, it’s your first time on the mat or you are almost levitating. Our goal is to create an experience on the mat that allows you to see and feel your possibilities.
Brooklyn Based Running organization primarily establish to train walkers and runners to complete race distances from the 5K to the Marathon.
Collectives, Spaces, Resources
Social Club | @ethelsclub
Ethel Lucas was a matriarch figure in a tight-knit Black community whose home offered warmth, laughter, and care. Her belief in community as a practice lives on in her granddaughter, our Founder and CEO, Naj Austin. Our mission is inspired by Ethel — we create healing spaces that center and celebrate people of color through conversation, wellness and creativity.
Apothecary . Massage . Acupuncture | @lifewellnessbk
The LIFE Wellness Center is a go-to space to find practitioners including therapeutic massage and acupuncture. LIFE is a network for wellness. Wellness practitioners committed on assisting your journey back to YOU!
Acupuncture, Massage Therapy | @ommmango_wellness
Geared towards empowering clients to create a lifelong commitment to bliss, healing and happiness. Ommmango Wellness was founded by licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist, Gina Pierre, and created to provide a safe, inviting space to foster well-being through the use of alternative treatments and practices.
bookstore, coffee shop | @playgroundannex
The Annex is an extension of Playground Coffee Shop. We chiefly prioritize work from Black, Brown, Indigenous, Queer, and POC authors, artists, and organizations.
RevBooks, about real revolution to end the oppression of Black people & all humanity
Homegoods and lifestyle store | @ritualsandceremony
Rituals and Ceremony is a home goods and lifestyle store located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Focusing on sourcing unique items, our store is dedicated to self- care and helping individuals create their own sacred space.
We are not just a book store; we are a community resource center for the exchange of information and ideas. Our motto is “Knowledge of Self is the key to Understanding”. We provide an educational, emotional, spiritual and loving environment for a diverse community, where all are welcome.
by Resmaa Menakem
Between Sessions Podcast
Black Girl in Om
The Bodyful Black Girl
Schools, Education, & Arts Programs
Cincinnati, OH | @agricademy
Agricademy Inc. is a 501c3 research institution dedicated to fostering respect and engagement into the field of Agriculture. It is so important to inspire the future generations to pursue careers in this field. Our research focus areas are agricultural biotechnology, entomology and automation technology. Since our inception in 2016 we have worked on numerous projects in farming and entomology, educated thousands of youth and provided training and education with a STEM focused curriculum to thousands online in various agricultural industries (not just the farming sector).
The BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global communities of color, showcasing films by Black, Brown and Indigenous people from around the world.
BEEN is an independent creative studio, artist grant program, and platform for the stories of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Through photography, essays, poetry, design, film, and collaborations.
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute is an arts, culture, education, and media organization that advances cultural equity, racial, and social justice for African descendant communities.
CHROMA is a cross-disciplinary creative studio founded by Ladin Awad, June Canedo & Sienna Fekete. As a collective, we are intentional in our efforts to diversify our industries and nurture a cultural consciousness that centers womxn of color. Chroma offers strategies for innovative programming, visual content, immersive experiences, effective partnerships, and community empowerment.
Durham, North Carolina | @botanical.highlander
Botany (also known as plant biology, and formerly as phytology) is a basically defined as the scientific study of plant & fungi. These two seemingly simple organisms are all around us, but can often be overlooked in choice of “more fun” and technical sciences. The Crazy Botanist is welcomes you to an adventure, a journey deep into the world of all things botanical and mycological. Let’s learn, study and grow together!
Herbal education (workshops/retreats), ancestral plant medicine, and other creative offerings.
A BIPOC Community Herbal Education Project, supporting the connection between yerbas y people, and honoring ancestral wisdom.
This course is designed to inspire, introduce, and provide you with information about how to connect deeper with the earth as well, thus deepening your own relations with your ancestors.
Kimberly Jones is a former bookseller, and now she Hosts the Atlanta Chapter of the popular Well Read Black Girl book club, as well as the infamous, viral sensation the YA Truth or Dare author panel at the Decatur Book Festival. She has worked in film and television with trailblazing figures such as Tyler Perry, Whitney Houston, and 8Ball & MJG. Currently, in addition to writing YA novels, she is a director of feature films and cutting-edge diverse web series. She also regularly lectures on working and succeeding in the Atlanta film market.
Center for liberatory education in Hudson, NY | @kitesnest.hudson
Kite’s Nest builds the collective capacity of young people to bring about healing, personal transformation, social connection, and systemic change.
“Founded in 1992 by Angelique “Sobande” Greer. We are the oldest herbalism school dedicated to teaching the holistic health and healing of African & native people throughout the diaspora.”
Ithaca, NY | @rootworkherbals
The People’s Medicine School was created to facilitate mutually beneficial healing relationships between people and plants. To serve all, by centering BIPoC, Queer, Trans and those with an anti-oppression focus, in finding their roots in plant medicine; accessing lifelong support from the healing powers of nature, and in turn, becoming more connected to the earth and more invested in their community.
Apprenticeship program, “The Art and Practice of Spiritual Herbalism” program offers you a deeper way of thinking, encouraging radical theories of self-healing and ultimately community healing to take shape in your mind, resulting in a transformation of mind, body and spirit.
Sustainable Brooklyn works to bridge gaps between the sustainability movement and targeted communities through various modalities, including education and events. We are committed to fashionably fostering the evolution of sustainability to create an inclusive future for all.
A Creative Agency: Fashion | Film | Visual Art | Music | Photography | Writing | Consulting
Well of Indigenous Wisdom school envisions herbal medicine as a modality that redefines health and healing through indigenous knowledge. It is a unique and rare program merging herbalism and the healing arts to bring forth understanding and empowerment to both the student and the client. The school focuses on all indigenous traditions from around the world. The curriculum develops WOIW’s vision of being the well where a source of deep, nourishing, mineral-rich water strengthens and enlightens each and every existing cell in the body. As with each class, each sip of well water is coded with earth wisdom.
creative platform and design studio | @helloyowie
YOWIE is a home and life shop focused on curating small collections from friends, independent artists, and designers. Our storefront is located at 716 S. 4th Street in Queen Village, Philadelphia and founded by Shannon Maldonado.