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Become One with the
Land and Communi
Community Read and Conversation

Monday, October 16, at 6:30pm

A practical guide for sustainable agriculture and community building using the techniques, ideas and wisdom of Black farmers. 

Immerse yourself in the ancestral knowledge and holistic wisdom that has sustained Black communities for generations.

Join a rich tapestry of stories, poems and photography  celebrating the life stories and history of Black farmers in the United States. 

Join us for a Community Read and an extraordinary evening  of conversation exploring  the profound connection between humanity and our planet. In this thought-provoking conversation, we will delve deep into farming, environmentalism and our relationship with Mother Earth. Tamika Dunkley of Seasoned Gives and others will lead the conversation. We will share ideas, experience, and FOOD!

What to Expect:

Register for the Program and check out FREE copies of one, two or all three books at the Saugerties Public Library.


Review the "suggested reading list" of chapters and passages which support the topics we will discuss, listed below. 

Engaging Discussions: Dive into captivating conversations guided by these enlightening books.

Community Bonding: Connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for a greener, more harmonious world. Gain practical tips and inspiration for living in greater harmony with the planet.

Location: Saugerties Public Library 91 Washington Ave.

Let's embark on a journey to rediscover our roots, cultivate a deeper connection to the Earth, and explore tangible ways to nurture and protect our precious home. Together, we can sow the seeds of change for a brighter, more sustainable future.

Supported with funds from the Mid-Hudson Library System.

Click a chicken to register

for this free event

full of discussion and food!

Suggested Reading

We Are Each Other's Harvest

Chapter 2, page 15: Everyone Beneath Their Own Vine and Fig Tree: A Remembering in Seven Parts

Black Earth Wisdom

Opening, page xxv: These Roots Run Deep

Farming While Black

Pages 265-272, 286, 288, 291: Historical trauma and uplift


Present: Social Justice

We Are Each Other's Harvest

Chapter 6, page 43: Resilience and Reinvention

Chapter 24, page 209: Four Days in Alaskan Farm School

Black Earth Wisdom

Page 131: Old Ways

Farming While Black

Chapter 14, page 263: Healing from Trauma

We Are Each Other's Harvest

Chapter 43, page 313: A Love Letter

to Future Generations

Black Earth Wisdom

Pages 35-49: Queer Earth Biomimicry

Farming While Black

Chapter 13, pages 5-6: Defeating Defeatism in Youth

Page 228: Afro-futuristic diasporic cuisine

Chapters 15 & 16: Movement Building, White People Uprooting Racism


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