Trees & Agroforestry: Paid opportunity to participate in BIPOC listening session

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Anya Hanna

Mar 11, 2024, 8:10:48 AMMar 11
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Trees & Agroforestry: Paid opportunity to participate in BIPOC listening session

With growing public and private investment in agroforestry, attention should be given to intentional and sustainable strategy of modern adoption of  this ancient practice. Inspired by the examples of farmer-to-farmer movements around the world, Farming with Trees Collective has embarked on a SARE grant project to better understand the needs and interests of farmers currently integrating trees into their agricultural plans. 

While taking on such integral work can be difficult for any farmer, we know that BIPOC farmers experience compounded barriers to entry and tenure. Part of this work consists of hosting a series of online listening sessions to hold space for the nuance of this discussion from those most impacted. These sessions will be exclusively for BIPOC farmers and land stewards to share their concerns and experiences. 

Co-hosted by “Up From the Roots:Centering Racial Justice to Build Transformative Agroforestry authors, Rafter Fergeson and ruth tyson, input from attendees will ultimately be shared back with participants, policymakers, and funders in a public report. Discussions will also have a longer term influence on the development of participatory curriculum and learning events for farmers focused on propagation, planting, and tree maintenance skills in the Northeast.

As a critical farmer/network member involved in this work, we are inviting you to participate in our upcoming BIPOC only listening sessions to discuss motivations and needs gaps in tree production and planting. Session attendees will be compensated $125 for participation in a 2 hour zoom session. If this opportunity is of interest to you, please fill out this quick survey that will help us to group appropriate participants. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.


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