The 500 Families Project An interdisciplinary food policy and applied practice, community development project led by ImpactNW’s Malcolm Hoover. Using case examples of innovative community small business and tactical community organizing, the project seeks to acquire and preserve arable lands capable of sustainably and regeneratively feeding 500 Black families.
BIPOC Food Systems Leadership Fellowship
- A cohort of 10-15 fellows will be trained to build their capacity to develop and lead projects that support soil regeneration, habitat restoration, and green infrastructure.
- A community of practice will allow fellows to connect, explore new possibilities, solve challenging problems, and create new, mutually beneficial opportunities related to regenerative agriculture, environmental education, soil regeneration, & resource conservation.
- The fellowship will approach this topic in a culturally-responsive way that empowers us as people of color to tap into our own ancestral heritage and cultural connections to reclaim agroecological growing practices that regenerate soil, produce nutritious food, & mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration.
Black Futures Farm
Black Futures Farm is a new growing space co-led by BFSC, Mudbone Grown, Black Community of Portland, and We Grow PDX, where Black and African-identified people learn, practice and reconnect with ancestral growing practices. Weekly garden gatherings for community on the weekends for families, youth, and elders to save safe and environmentally healthy space to restore, heal, and relax.