Grassroots Black & Indigenous Agroecological Farming Collective
The Black Earth Farms Collective is an agroecological lighthouse organization composed of skilled Pan-African and Pan-Indigenous farmers, builders and educators who spread ancestral knowledge and train community members to build collectivized, autonomous, and chemical free food systems in urban and peri-urban environments throughout the Greater East San Francisco Bay Area. Our work regenerates our community’s connection to and reverence for land and agriculture, which was partially severed from our ancestors through colonial violence and our elders through multinational corporate exploitation. One of our main priorities is ensuring low-income and houseless communities in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, and Richmond have consistent access to culturally relevant healthy food.
Right now we are focused on establishing food sovereignty amongst our community. We grow, harvest, and deliver nutrient dense and chemical free food to low-income, houseless, and food desert communities. We also recover otherwise wasted food from organic community gardens, markets, and backyards (with consent). We make our produce accessible to all people by providing sliding scale or free produce boxes, but we prioritize the distribution of food to students, houseless folx, elderly folx, indigenous, afro, trans, and gender non conforming folx.
Donations help sustain and grow this vision. These proceeds help us transform our connection to the land into sustainable, healthy, and intentional nutrition for our communities.
EDIBLE FOOD-SCAPING AND GARDEN MAINTENANCE
SLIDING-SCALE CSA FOOD BOXES TO LOCAL BAY AREA RESIDENTS
FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND COMMUNITY-LEAD SKILLSHARING
composting, mulching, greywater collection, planting diverse crops, and transformation of spaces with minimal resources
delivering boxes of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs. organic, in-season. harvested with love and healing intent.
rooted in knowledge exchange. closed-loop workshops centered on food, community, and learning, using nature as classroom.