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Event Series Event Series: BIPOC Workshops

BIPOC Workshop—Maritimes

April 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am 6:00 pm ADT

The National Farmers Union (NFU) BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) Caucus is hosting a series of in-person farmer-led events coast to coast to coast! We are inviting current and aspiring BIPOC farmers and farm workers together to connect, learn, and organize together.

The NFU BIPOC Caucus has identified access to technical training as a barrier to entering farming, especially led by BIPOC producers. We also have a desire and a need to connect with and unite alongside BIPOC producers. In union, we are strong – and at the core of collective work, is relationships. We are so thrilled to offer financially-supported opportunities to bring BIPOC farmers and farm workers together to build relationships and learn. Aspiring BIPOC farmers / farm workers / adjacent food workers welcome!

Join us for our maritimes gathering! All maritime based BIPOC growers are invited to join us at Kennebecasis Valley Public Library in Quispamsis, NB to learn about and knowledge share around agroecological practices, low-till, and other aspects of sustainable farming, and to connect with other BIPOC farmers and farm workers. You will hear from experienced farmers and have the opportunity to share your own knowledge as well, and to explore community building and discuss our collective struggles and policy opportunities.

Where: Kennebecasis Valley Public Library, Quispamsis, NB

When: April 1, 2023, 10am-6pm

What: Agroecology & low-till knowledge sharing & exploring our connections, collective struggles, and policy opportunities

Schedule of the day:

*subject to some change*

  • 10:00-12:00 Meet, morning refreshments, ceremony / opening, introduction to the National Farmers Union (NFU), introduction to Indigenous & ecological farming principals, Land Back, permaculture
  • 12:00-12:30 Lunch will be provided and attendees are invited to connect with others
  • 12:30-14:30 Introduction to farm business; companies / cooperatives, land access / leases / trusts, business plans, crop plans, farming techniques (irrigation, compost, tools) & funding / grants
  • 14:30-16:00 Coffee / prayer break, introduction to marketing and organizing; working with and building community, next steps
  • 16:00-18:00 Farm tours

Attendees to this event are able to receive a gas stipend for travel, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Attendees must Register here!

After you register, more information will be sent to your email on how to access financial support for travel (gas stipend) & the event’s fine details! Any questions can be directed to Camille at koon@nfu.ca

Are you coming? Bring a friend along too! Help us organize an impactful connecting opportunity.  Please feel free to download and share the NB BIPOC Poster NB.

This project is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada.Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada.

 

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April 1, 2023
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10:00 am – 6:00 pm ADT
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BIPOC Caucus
1 Landing Crt.
Quispamsis, New Brunswick E2E4R2 Canada
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