BlackStarFarmers Seeking Land Reparations in King County

Description:

BlackStarFarmers is interested in finding a location to establish a black-led cooperative farming community. Ideally, we would be able to live on the land and begin to develop cottage businesses. We are asking for reparations due to the impact of systemic racism on black farmers.

Who I am and What I'm looking for:

Our mission as Black Star Farmers (BSF) is to be a Black and Indigenous led foundry for the radical reclamation of land and food sovereignty for Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) through education, conversation, and volunteerism in a safe, joyful, and intentional community. We aim to challenge the White supremacist narrative surrounding agriculture and food security through creating a transformative Black and Indigineous led farms. We envision BSF becoming a Black and Indigenous urban farming cooperative that provides organic produce, plants, and traditional medicines to their communities.

Farming Experience:

Our organization is comprised of members with experience farming and managing the land. Our members skills range from permaculturist to production scale farm managers.

Crops preferred to work with:

Vegetables
Berries
Hay
Tree fruit
Grain
Greenhouse crops
Nursery

Short term plans for the land / farm business:

In the short term, we plan on creating a sliding scale CSA program with all the members being located in the city of Seattle. We will also be using the land to introduce BIPOC youth to farming and land management practices through retreats and workshops.

Housing needs:

Yes