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Celebrating LGBTQAI+ Farmers

June is the month to celebrate LGBTQAI+ farmers and ranchers as we commemorate the Stonewall uprising of June 1969. Join us for storytelling and connection with Karen Washington of Rise & Root Farm, Edgar Xochitl of Hummingbird Farm, and Thea Maria Carlson of Biodynamic Association.


Saturday, June 20

4:00 - 5:30pm PT


Karen Washington of Rise & Root Farm

Karen Washington is a Black and queer women working to reclaim farming and the freedom it brings. She is the founder of Rise & Root Farm and has spent decades promoting urban farming as a way for all New Yorkers to access fresh, locally grown food.

Edgar Xochitl of Hummingbird Farm

As an urban campesinx, botanist, and artist, Xochitl raises awareness on the importance of flowers as resistance tools to colonialism, to heal the bodies and spirits of Queer and Trans People of Color, rehabilitate the soil, capture carbon, and provide new genetic material.

Thea Maria Carlson

Thea Maria Carlson is Executive Director of the Biodynamic Association, bringing vitality and renewal to the food system through biodynamic agriculture and land stewardship. Thea is a leader, facilitator, educator, and farmer dedicated to building living soil, growing nutritious food, and nurturing vibrant communities. She lives in the Mayacamas Mountains in Sonoma County, California, on land originally stewarded by the Maiyakma and Mutistul people.

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