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Temple University
October 20-22, 2023


Meet the Keynote Speakers

These three remarkable individuals embody the spirit of resilience, advocacy, and culinary storytelling that lies at the heart of the BUGs national conference.  Read more...

Conference Itinerary

The Conference Itinerary has all of the dates, times and locations for the upcoming BUGs weekend.

Self Guided Walking Tour

Unable to nab a seat on the Friday urban farm tour shuttle vans? We got you covered! Check out our self-guided urban farm tour! Click here for more detailed information on how you can check out Philly based urban farm sites on your own (or with a buddy!)

Conference Information

Black Urban Growers (BUGs) and our partners are pleased to present the 11th 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

On Friday , the local host committee will provide urban farm tours in the Philadelphia metro and surrounding area

Seasonal Market

Friday Night Market

Sample the offerings of local Philly food vendors, and peruse the Produce Market and the Vendors Marketplace.

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 Block Party

Come out and mingle with Black Winemakers + Celebrate Hip Hop's 50th Anniversary at the BUGs Saturday Night Party!


Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference - Sunday


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

Hotel Exterior

Host Hotel 

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia – Center City

237 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Make reservations here.

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