On Saturday, October 22, 2022, we held a Black Farm Tour in Greensboro, North Carolina. After months of planning with Greensboro residents and leaders, we invited nearly 40 people to join us for this experience. We toured four farms around the Greensboro area and collectively learned so much about what farming and the food system is like in this community. During the ride between stops, we had intentional conversation on the vans as we traveled – sharing our reflections, questions and ideas. We culminated the experience with lunch, presentations by Crystal Mercer (NC State Extension) and Rev. Heber Brown, III and a group discussion about how we could work together to address the fundamental issues of food apartheid in Greensboro. As a result of this experience and the organizing that we have been doing in this community for the past 6 months, we are now planning to establish a formal chapter of the Black Church Food Security Network in Greensboro, North Carolina!
We extend our thanks to our sponsors that helped to make this tour possible: Saint James Presbyterian Church, Popular Grove AME Church, Weaver Foundation, NC Cooperative Extension and Pelham Transportation. Stay tuned for more great news out of Greensboro, North Carolina!