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A Solution For Sustainability To Take Food Sovereignty Into Our Own Hands

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OUR LOGO URBAN FARMING HEALTHY LIVING
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First planting day 2016, Moultrie St Garden
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Cooking Demo at The Homewood Community Farmers Market
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Some of our members at a film documentary: " Can You Dig This?" that we co- sponnsored with the Hill House and Grow Pittsburgh.
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The Black Urban Gardeners and Farmers of Pittsburgh Co-op (BUG -FPC) was created out of the need to unite black urban agriculturalist in the Pittsburgh area for support and to dismantle the systemic racism that infiltrates our communities to further improvised already oppress people. We are a grassroots collective that started June of 2015.

 Working on a larger scale we started a farmer’s market June of 2016 in Homewood, which is a food desert and we would like to expand it to Uptown next year as well. This Farmers Market gave support to the residents of Homewood and surrounding communities with access to healthy and fresh food. We will also build an urban farm in Homewood that will be a hoop house model to grow food and generate specialty products. In collaboration with Mama Africa’s Green Scouts we will use various programming that will include therapeutic holistic gardening for families, workforce development for Westinghouse students and joining with them as a cohort to increase their existing food buying club. This will empower us to reach more undeserved communities in food deserts. In addition, Homewood lacks any kind of grocery store so we will build a modest community owned cooperative store.    


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Nov 29 2016

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Nonprofit

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Healthy Food

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  • Raqueeb Bey
  • Celeste Taylor
  • Nickiea Mason
  • Dana Harris- Yates

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3 Comments

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Food For Thought Silver Lining, Llc

4 months ago

Great idea!
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Nikki

4 months ago

What an awesome idea. I love that this idea is community inclusive. Keep up the good work.
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Josh Inklovich

4 months ago

If some folks can get the work done, it is definitely Queeba and her team.

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