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Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners National Conference

Black Urban Growers (BUGs) and our partners are pleased to present the 12th Annual Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners (BUGS) Conference.  Through engaging and participatory workshops, panel discussions, farm tours and fun social events, we will take time to honor our past, celebrate our present and dream up the future of Black Food Sovereignty. The conference will provide hands-on, skill-building workshops on sustainable agriculture education including soil health, land reclamation, financial literacy, seeds saving, and other related topics.


Farm Tours

The local host committee will provide farm tours in the surrounding area

Seasonal Market

Welcome Mixer

The kick-off social gathering that highlights the offerings of the host city to include food, vendors and more!

Conference Event

Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference - Saturday

Attendees will participate in keynote panel discussions & a comprehensive line-up of workshops

Outdoor Night Event

BUGs Bash!

A celebration of culture, community, music and movement  on Saturday Night!


Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference - Sunday


Close with break out sessions facilitated by the National Black Food and Justice Alliance 

Hotel Exterior

Host Hotel 

Check back here for Host Hotel information for 2024


Check back for Conference announcements!

Interested in supporting the 2024 Conference?  Please email



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