Join us in raising $50K more to support 50 more Black farmers in 2023

Just 4 ´╗┐years in and nearly 15 acres of urban farmland later, the Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund is repairing our vacant city landscape.

Owning urban farmland is just the first step in stewarding it and the fund is constantly evolving to reflect that. From granting case by case requests from awardees for rain catchment, irrigation, heavyweight tools etc., we're continuing to make funds available to support these related farm costs. This year we are responding to, and expanding our support to cover increasing closing, title and legal costs of land purchases and the increasing costs of farm materials. All of the costs we fund through our land and infrastructure awards are essential pieces to the farmland ownership puzzle, and have traditionally been the barriers to Black farmland ownership we aim to eliminate on our path to food sovereignty.

Being that our journey to food sovereignty is interconnected, we expend considerable time building community. Our Work N' Chills at awardee farms ensures our awardees develop the bonds needed to support one another - and, gives us a chance to just chill. Cooperatively the DBFLF Grower Co-op are aggregating collard greens and tomatoes to market to select Detroit distributors and building necessary infrastructure to expand. This year, we've had many requests for DBFLF to host our OWN Black Farmers Markets! Much like our annual Juneteenth celebration, providing market opportunities to our farmers will help them cultivating the spaces and relationships needed to connect with our growing web of supporters.

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! Please join us in supporting 50 more Black farmers in 2023!

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

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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