Expanding Food Sovereignty at Yes Farm
The Black Collective is growing very quickly every day as it continues to strive towards building food sovereignty in communities of color under the Black leadership of the organization. Over the last year and a half, Yes Farm became a hub of community building, educational programming, and growing food. This is largely due to being able to hire it’s first couple full time staff members dedicated to the space. Even at the height of the pandemic, the farm pivoted to share as many resources with the community as possible and continues to build on that model to build a foundation for a BIPOC food system that goes beyond just the collective. With this project, we aim to help sustain our employees, invest in community events and educational programming, and continue to build infrastructure to sustain the farm in the years to come. We recently got the opportunity to continue expanding the farm space on the property we lease on for Yes Farm and want to thoughtfully expand to create as much accessible growing and gathering space for our community as possible.