This workshop will explore ways to broaden the ecological farming and food movement. People of color are the fastest-growing population of both American voters and farming communities, and in California, farmers and farmworkers from diverse ethnic backgrounds are leaders in many efforts, and represent the future of sustainable agriculture. The speakers and participants in this session will share approaches to ensure that the movement is truly multicultural, multilingual and inclusive, and reaches and empowers the largest and most diverse possible audience.
Social Justice Advocacy & Cultural Diversity
E | 1:30 pm
National Young Farmers Coalition, Farmer Mai
Mai Nguyen grows heirloom grains and vegetables in Northern California using a no-till, dry-farming method with draft horses – all in the midst of a historic drought! Having studied climate research in college, Mai got interested in the two big issues we face as a global society: climate change and social inequality. Aside from growing organic heritage grains and Southeast Asian crops under the Farmer Mai label, she assists other small-scale grain farmers across California to create regional grain hubs.
Center for Race Poverty and the Environment
Community Alliance for Agroecology