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Farmer Aaliyah Fraser stands smiling at the camera inside a greenhouse on a sunny morning

BIPOC Farmers Network Meet-Up: Get Ready to Grow!

Thursday February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue: Online

Online via Zoom - link will be sent to registrants


RSVP by emailing anti-racism@efao.ca

 

Are you a racialized ecological farmer or aspiring farmer? Join us for a friendly meetup to kick off the beginning of the growing season and connect with fellow Black, Indigenous and other farmers of colour.

 

Aliyah Fraser of Lucky Bug Farm will get us started with a presentation on Getting ready for spring: Starting seeds, potting up, hardening off and prepping the growing space! Q & A to follow, so bring all your questions about getting ready for spring.

 

About Aliyah

Aliyah is a Kitchener based farmer who started Lucky Bug Farm at the beginning of 2021 with the goal of cultivating a more just and sustainable food system. This year she’ll be starting her second season at a new quarter acre growing space in Baden, Ontario. At Lucky Bug Farm, Aliyah grows a variety of vegetables and herbs for CSA members and market customers using minimal tillage, intensive intercropping and other ecologically beneficial farming practices. Aliyah graduated from the University of Waterloo with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies in 2019 and worked as an Urban Planner before becoming immersed in farming after a mentorship program in the fall of 2020. Aliyah is a big fan of sharp cheeses, believes food and housing are human rights, enjoys working with natural fibres and hopes to one day bridge the gap between land use and food system planning.

 

This meeting is reserved for BIPOC farmers and aspiring farmers and will be hosted by Angel Beyde and Amy Cheng.

 

RSVP at any point until 6 pm on Thursday February 24 by emailing anti-racism@efao.ca. You will be sent the Zoom link to join.