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We Are each other's Harvest: An evening with natalie Baszile

June 21st at 7pm

The Land Conservancy and Providence Farm Collective are partnering to bring renowned author and filmmaker Natalie Baszile to Western New York. The event will feature a special conversation with Allison DeHonney (Buffalo Go Green/Urban Fruits & Veggies), Mahamud Mberwa (Bwedo Farm), Dao Kamara (Liberian Community Farming Project), and Hamadi Ali (Providence Farm Collective).

 

The event will be online. 

This year, the Land Conservancy and PFC are partnering on a joint $2.3 million dollar fundraising campaign. The main focus of the campaign is to provide equitable access to protected farmland for farmers who could not otherwise access land and who have been historically excluded from farmland ownership. 

Natalie Baszile’s work is a celebration of Black farmers, their deep connection to the land, and their significant contributions to agriculture in America. She is the author of the novel Queen Sugar, now a critically acclaimed television series on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) directed by Ava DuVernay. The novel was named one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of 2014, and nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

 

Last year, Baszile published We Are Each Other's Harvest, a collection of essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories that reveal the long, rich agricultural history of Black farmers and their connection to American land from Emancipation to today.

If you would like to purchase copies of Natalie's books in advance of the event, please consider supporting local bookstores:

Burning Books

Fitz Books

Talking Leaves

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Thank you to the sponsors of this event: 

The Aurora Theatre and Scott & Kathy Bieler

The Bank

Renee Bush & Bruce McCombe

National Grid 

Wegman's 

The Western New York Foundation