Just 3 years in and over 10 acres of urban farmland later, Detroit Black Farmer is repairing our vacant city landscape. Owning urban farmland is just the first step in stewarding it and the fund reflects that. As we granted case by case requests from awardees for rain catchment, irrigation, heavyweight tools and more, we made funds available specifically to support these related farmland costs. They are essential to ensure continued growth and success on our path to food sovereignty. 

This journey to food sovereignty is interconnected, as are we. Building community for us looks like Work N' Chills at awardee farms! Promoting collective land stewardship and strengthening bonds directly impacts our projects - and, gives us a chance to just chill. It also looks like cooperative work, such as stewarding the development of a grower co-op of awardees, who are aggregating collard greens and tomatoes to market to select Detroit distributors with expansion coming next year. It also looks like Restorative Economics, and the growing web of supporters, small businesses and organizations creatively working to support the fund financially. 

We know that the legacy of intergenerational Black farmland ownership, that we hold, is heavy. It is why we hold it with such care. 

But we know too that many hands make light work.

Thank you - our nation of grassroots supporters - who believed, like us, that WE can support, create, fund and sustain, the Detroit that we want and deserve.

Join us as we raise additional funds to support 30 more Detroit Black Farmers to own lands they cultivate or complete infrastructure projects on their growing spaces.

Keep supporting, keep sharing and keep uplifting our to balance the inequities we have all witnessed here in Detroit. We can MAKE this change - together.

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