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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne County Michigan

Support Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund

Co-founder of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, educator and food activist Malik Yakini

To commemorate the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, Oakland Avenue Urban Farm and Keep Growing Detroit have collaborated to create the Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund.

The fund is specifically targeted to support Black growers and farmers in the city of Detroit to purchase land they are currently farming or plan to farm on. Black farmers in Detroit face increased barriers to land ownership. This is land where Black farmers and gardeners grow produce to serve neighbors, families and the community as a whole.

Often, the funding to buy the land is the only barrier. With an increase in development in the city, the network seeks to support these growers with the capital they need to become land secure. They are reaching out for community support in a show of cooperative economics and collective responsibility.

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