2022 – 2023
Aaron Vargas, Food Equity Manager, holds soil at Wapato Island Farm. Photo credit: Sean Gutierrez
In partnership with Black Food Sovereignty Coalition, Ecotrust offered a series of three trainings on soil health taught by regional Black, Indigenous and People of Color farmers and soil health experts.
Together, these workshops connected a network of Black, African, Indigenous, and other farmers of color and supported them in gaining and enhancing skills critical to climate-smart land management practices. This project represents a unique model of training and collaboration amongst a diverse intersection of the community partners, farmers, and Natural Resources Conservation Service soil conservationists.
Preet Gujral and Nyanga Uuka led the “Teaming with Mushrooms: Our Ally in the Soil” workshop at RBG Freedom Farm.
Alisha Howard, facilitator of the Introduction to Vermicomposting workshop, assists a workshop participant.
Diana Orozco, Soil Conservationist in Oxnard Field Office
Matthew Edwards, Soil Conservationist in Oxnard Field Office
Ecotrust Project Team & Services
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Introduction to USDA’s NRCS Programs for Small & Urban Farmers