Event Details

Date

October 28, 2022

Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Universe City
234 Glenmore Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Host

Black Farmers United and The NYC Chapter of National Young Farmers Coalition


Black Farmers United NYS & The NYC Chapter of Young Farmers Fall Mixer

October 28, 2022

Black Farmers United NYS & The NYC Chapter of Young Farmers Fall Mixer

Urban farmers, community gardeners, aspiring growers and food system enthusiasts are all welcome! Come learn about BFU's "Nine Solutions For An Equitable Food System" and urban cannabis/hemp production, meet local policy makers and share your experience as a grower! Celebrate the end of another growing season.

Featured speakers: Alexis Mena from Universe City, and Grow Brownsville and Vikiana Reyes from Medgar Evers University.

FREE! Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by registering so that we know how much food to prepare!

This event will be held inside at Universe City. Please take COVID precautions when attending and stay home if you are not feeling well! The presentation portion of this event will be live streamed.




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