Proposals Sought For Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference

Black Urban Growers (BUGs) is accepting presentation/workshop proposals for the 2017 Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 10-12, 2017. “Rooted and Rising: Black Southern Land Legacies of Resistance & Resilience” is the conference theme, and proposals should consider resiliency, the many strategies we can and have used to persevere, and even thrive in the face of adversity. Discuss/share survival tactics, options, and opportunities for solutions and success. At least one facilitator in your workshop must be a person of African descent. All proposals must be completed online or postmarked by August 1, 2017.

Part of BUGs mission is to cultivate Black leadership in the movement for food justice and food sovereignty, it is required that at least one facilitator in proposed workshops be a person of African descent.

Proposal Formats:

  • Workshop (Interactive/Hands-on/Demonstration Style Workshops welcome and preferred)
  • Panel Discussion
  • Roundtable
  • Community Work Project
  • Skill Building Project
  • Other


  • 75 minutes total (includes time allotted for Q&A)

Submission Options:

  1. Complete application using the online form.
  2. Download and email completed application to
  3. Download and fax completed application to 212-465-9274
  4. Mailto:

Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference
c/o WhyHunger
505 8th Ave, Ste. 2100
New York, NY  10018


See the full application here.