Did you know that African American farmers represent just 2% of our nations farmers? This stark statistic is a result of a multitude of systemic issues related to land inequity including vast health disparities, food insecurity, housing discrimination, voter suppression, and mass incarceration.
Meet June and Angie Provost, fourth-generation sugarcane farmers from Southern Lousiana who — after losing their farm to discriminatory loan practices — are fighting to rebuild their ancestral home and empower Black farmers and farm workers in order to rebuild community wealth, food sovereignty, and an engaged constituency.
Join The Provosts in a conversation led by Adrian Lipscombe, chef and owner of Uptowne Cafe & Bakery and founder of the 40 Acres and a Mule Project along with K. Rashid Nuri, author of Growing Out Loud: Journey of a Food Revolutionary and founder of the Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture in Atlanta.
They’ll be discussing land ownership, land access, power, and what it means to be a Black farmer in America.