2023 Pre-Conference Workshop Announcement and Registration Information

Leveraging Agriculture to Build Culturally Responsive, Relevant and Sustaining Land Based Pedagogies in Louisville, KY

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If Mother Nature Can’t See Who Puts the Seed in the Ground, Then Why Do We Have Such Enormous Disparities in Agriculture?”, ashley c. smith, Black Soil KY co-Founder, CEO

On Wednesday, November 8 from 12:00PM-4:00PM, leaving from the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Black Soil KY will host 30 registered guests for a pre-conference immersive workshop across urban agricultural operations. Rooted in culturally responsive, relevant and sustaining pedagogies, guests will meet Louisville Black, refugee and immigrant farmers, nonprofits and agribusinesses carrying forth their heritage and legacy of civil rights, plight for social justice across vulnerable communities and collectively fighting against erasure in the local food system. This pre-conference event is presented in partnership with The Education and Civil Rights Institute.

Your 4 hour multi-site farm tour is inclusive of:

  • chef prepared farm to table lunch
  • on farm shopping experiences
  • interactive service activities
  • farm led demonstrations and tours

A non-refundable admission of $45 (AESA is contributing $5 per guest) is reinvested into the local community through:

  • honorariums for host farmers
  • vouchers on farm shopping experiences featuring artisan goods, seasonal produce and eggs directly from the host farm
  • group transportation from local small business vendor
  • farm impact through farm to table sourcing

Registration for this pre-conference workshop is available at the conference registration website. Following registration, guests will complete a Google form indicating dietary and accessibility needs. Registration is limited and first come, first served and open until attendance capacity is reached. For more information, contact ashley@blacksoilky.com and see a flyer here.


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