PHOTO GALLERY: “Land in Black Hands”

A discussion about land access and economic development strategies in black communities.

PHOTO GALLERY: “Land in Black Hands”


The importance of community involvement and cultivating a new generation of black farmers were spotlighted at “The Possibility of Land in Black Hands” held at the Church House in Kingston on February 17. The event was held as part of Black History Month Kingston. 

The thought-provoking discussion featuring Ed Whitfield of Fund for Democratic Communities, Çaca Yvaire of Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust, Karen Washington of Rise and Root Farm, and Jalal Sabur of Freedom Food Alliance and WILDSEED, drew a standing-room only audience that overflowed into a viewing room.

It was co-sponsored by the Hudson Valley Farm Hub, The Kingston Land Trust, and Scenic Hudson. The event was also live-streamed by Radio Kingston.

Spanish interpretation was provided by the Farm Hub through Caracol Language Cooperative.

The direct link to the livestream can be found here.