2021 6th Annual Black Sustainability Summit 2021 6th Annual Black Sustainability Summit

Sustainable Agriculture

Thursday, October 14, 2021

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Quest for Financial Sustainability - The Case of Tikondwe Freedom Gardens (Pre-recorded)
Patrick Chinkhuntha
Patrick Chinkhuntha
Tikondwe Freedom Gardens

Brother Patrick of Tikondwe Freedom Gardens, will cover the challenges of achieving financial sustainability for small scale sustainable agriculture practitioners in Africa. 

Attendees will learn:

1) Sustainability is truly possible, and

2) Although the cost of implementation is high and achieving financial independence and viability is a challenge, organic growth is a key factor in achieving and maintaining financial viability.


QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

- EDT
Healing Through Foraging (Pre-recorded)
Journei Bimwala
Journei Bimwala
EachOneCarryOne Corp

Sis Journei of EachOneCarryOne Corp hails from the Congo and will share about our foraging history as people of African descent, why we need to reclaim it and how to start foraging. 

Participants will learn: 

1) How to identify five medicinal plants, 

2) How to make a digestive bitter, 

3) The importance of being out in nature, and 

4) How to be in tune with nature.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

- EDT
Juice Plus Tower Gardens: A non-traditional way of growing food (Pre-recorded)
Nobantu Ankoanda, PhD
Nobantu Ankoanda, PhD
Collard Greens Cultural Festival, Founder

Learn the history and technology behind the Juice Plus Tower Garden. This is a presentation on the economic opportunity and health benefits of this technology for American Afrikan communities. 

Walk away knowing:

1. Types of traditional and non traditional ways of growing food

2. How this technology has expanded into the Afrikan Community particularly due to Covid

3. The differences between a Home Tower Garden and a Flex Tower Garden.

4. How to purchase these towers

5. What industries are investing in Tower Gardens

6. The process of growing food on a Tower Garden


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

- EDT
Self-help Methodologies for Radiant Longevity (Pre-recorded)
Jata Rahim
Jata Rahim
THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS
yaa ELOHIM
yaa ELOHIM
THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS

Jata Rahim, LAc & yaa ELOHIM, Alkaline Nutritionist with THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS present on Sprouting, Juicing, Fermenting, Dehydration Increases Nutrition and Assimilation of our foods. Learn how to minimize our participation in the food grid by cultivating and then preparing our foods for maximum absorption and nutrition. 

Walk away knowing:

1) How to sprout in soil at home, 

2) How to juice what you have grown for maximum nutrition, 

3) How and why fermentation is essential to your healthy gut, and 

4) How to forage and harvest semi-tropical fruits and vegetables to lessen your dependence on the food grid.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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Growing the Legacy: Stewarding a Black Agrarian Revival in the Rural South (pre-recorded)
Noah McDonald
Noah McDonald
SAAFON - Southeastern African American Farmers' Organic Network, Research and Land Work Coordinator

The presentation will speak about the content of SAAFON's most recent published report: Growing the Legacy: Stewarding a Black Agrarian Revival in the Rural South. He will be discussing SAAFON's organizing work amongst its farmer network, interviews with selected legacy farmer members, and a brief outline of strategies to interrupt land loss and facilitate an agrarian revival in the Southeast.    

SAAFON stewards Black agrarianism in a unique way.

Black agrarianism is an ancestral inheritance, a tradition, that is centered on reverence for the land and the practice of kinship.

Black agrarianism exists within an antagonistic political system/situation that has shaped its development. Anti-blackness, capitalism, and patriarchy have sought to assault many of the practices of Black agrarianism.

Black agrarianism is our future. Efforts at individual and community climate adaptation will rely squarely upon the practices and traditions of Black agrarianism.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

Friday, October 15, 2021

- EDT
Self-help Methodologies for Radiant Longevity (Pre-recorded)
Jata Rahim
Jata Rahim
THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS
yaa ELOHIM
yaa ELOHIM
THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS

Jata Rahim, LAc & yaa ELOHIM, Alkaline Nutritionist with THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS present on Sprouting, Juicing, Fermenting, Dehydration Increases Nutrition and Assimilation of our foods. Learn how to minimize our participation in the food grid by cultivating and then preparing our foods for maximum absorption and nutrition. 

Walk away knowing:

1) How to sprout in soil at home, 

2) How to juice what you have grown for maximum nutrition, 

3) How and why fermentation is essential to your healthy gut, and 

4) How to forage and harvest semi-tropical fruits and vegetables to lessen your dependence on the food grid.

BONUS FEATURE NEXT...

Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

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PART 2: Self-help Methodologies for Radiant Longevity (Pre-recorded)
Jata Rahim
Jata Rahim
THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS
yaa ELOHIM
yaa ELOHIM
THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS

Jata Rahim, LAc & yaa ELOHIM, Alkaline Nutritionist with THE PEOPLE'S CLINIC FOR TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL MEDICINE and JOSEPHINE'S CHARMING OASIS present an additional offering for attendees...Healthy Choices presentation and Chi Gong in the Garden for internal balance!


CLICK FOR BONUS FEATURE


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

- EDT
Juice Plus Tower Gardens: A non-tradition way of growing food (Pre-recorded)
Nobantu Ankoanda, PhD
Nobantu Ankoanda, PhD
Collard Greens Cultural Festival, Founder

Learn the history and technology behind the Juice Plus Tower Garden. This is a presentation on the economic opportunity and health benefits of this technology for American Afrikan communities. 

Walk away knowing:

1. Types of traditional and non traditional ways of growing food

2. How this technology has expanded into the Afrikan Community particularly due to Covid

3. The differences between a Home Tower Garden and a Flex Tower Garden.

4. How to purchase these towers

5. What industries are investing in Tower Gardens

6. The process of growing food on a Tower Garden


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

- EDT
Quest for Financial Sustainability - The case of Tikondwe Freedom Gardens (Pre-recorded)
Patrick Chinkhuntha
Patrick Chinkhuntha
Tikondwe Freedom Gardens

Brother Patrick of Tikondwe Freedom Gardens, will cover the challenges of achieving financial sustainability for small scale sustainable agriculture practitioners in Africa. 

Attendees will learn:

1) Sustainability is truly possible, and

2) Although the cost of implementation is high and achieving financial independence and viability is a challenge, organic growth is a key factor in achieving and maintaining financial viability.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

- EDT
Growing the Legacy: Stewarding a Black Agrarian Revival in the Rural South (pre-recorded)
Noah McDonald
Noah McDonald
SAAFON - Southeastern African American Farmers' Organic Network, Research and Land Work Coordinator

The presentation will speak about the content of its most recent published report: Growing the Legacy: Stewarding a Black Agrarian Revival in the Rural South. We will be discussing SAAFON's organizing work amongst its farmer network, interviews with selected legacy farmer members, and a brief outline of strategies to interrupt land loss and facilitate an agrarian revival in the Southeast.    SAAFON stewards Black agrarianism in a unique way.

Black agrarianism is an ancestral inheritance, a tradition, that is centered on reverence for the land and the practice of kinship.

Black agrarianism exists within an antagonistic political system/situation that has shaped its development. Anti-blackness, capitalism, and patriarchy have sought to assault many of the practices of Black agrarianism.

Black agrarianism is our future. Efforts at individual and community climate adaptation will rely squarely upon the practices and traditions of Black agrarianism.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

- EDT
Our Strategy to Reviving Healthy Neighborhoods Through Local Food Systems
Cary Junior
Cary Junior
SouthEast Michigan Producers Association (SEMPA), Founder and General Manager

Our Strategy to Reviving Healthy Neighborhoods Through Local Food Systems

Tune in to learn the significance of food/agriculture economics and the potential impact on underserved communities. 

Attendees will walk away having learned how to 

1) understand importance of land ownership, 

2) support Black agriculture and the concept of a Black local food system, and 

3) realize economic development potential in our communities.

- EDT
Sustainability Cooperatives: Do Good In the Neighborhood (Pre-recorded)
Clinton C
Clinton C
Do Good In the Neighborhood

Tune in to hear how Doing Good In the Neighborhood allows people to cooperatively learn and generate funds . 

Walk away knowing: 

1) How to do good in the neighborhood using sustainability

2) How to make a cooperative that incorporates sustainability 

3) How to make money with a cooperative and sustainable economics of the cooperative business 

4) How to get an education via opportunities in organic agriculture and horticulture, and

5) Resources for getting more involved in sustainability.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

Saturday, October 16, 2021

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But We Make it Fertile: Afrikan Ways of Building Healthy Black Soils
Mason Olonade
Mason Olonade
Jìgìjìgì: Africulture Podcast

Brother Mason of Jìgìjìgì: Africulture Podcast presents on the most natural farming practices are born out of the culture of a given ethnic group. For example, contemporary composting methods are from Britain by way of India. The fermented solutions of Korean Natural Farming were inspired by the garden boosting effects of leftover kimchi juice. 

When we build healthy black soils, what cultural information do we have to guide us? How does this cultural information translate into agricultural technique? Instead of turning compost piles, how can we leverage life to transform our wastes into natural resources? 

Attendees will learn: 

1) Brief histories of well known natural farming practices, 

2) Early formulations of the Tenets of Eko Nipa Iroko, and 

3) How to create more life to create healthy black soil.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

- EDT
Why Good Record Keeping is Important
Russell Bean
Russell Bean
S & B Farms and Tuskegee University, Farmer

Russell Bean of Bean Education & Advocacy Network Foundation Inc hosts a workshop on Farm Business Planning - Agricultural & Land Management. 

Tune in to learn:

1. Why record keeping is important, 

2. How to measure farm business overall financial performance, 

3. How to track business profitability, and 

4. How to use a simple record keeping marketing tool to grow your ag-based business. Record keeping does not have to be tedious and can be a simple process. 

Mr. Bean will demonstrate a record keeping system designed for farmers based on Schedule F and this system will cover building crop plans, track & manage livestock, monitor inputs and yields, keep detailed records, manage work-orders, comprehensive reporting, track finances, monitor inventory, market & sell online, and more.... all from one secure, user-friendly platform available on any device from anywhere.


Q&A - QUESTIONS? - SUBMIT HERE: https://forms.gle/Nmseynbc3eCNdrtp8

- EDT
Live Q&A (for all pre-recorded presenters/presentations)

As you watched the pre-recorded presentations on Oct. 14 & 15, many of you submitted questions you may have for the presenters. These questions will be answered by presenters following the summit OR Live during this session. 

Tune in to speak directly to some of the presenters who pre-recorded their presentation so you could spend time digesting the content at your own pace and convenience. Here is the opportunity to ask your questions live. 


If you still find you cannot make it, no worries - send in your question for ALL presenters here: https://forms.gle/X9w8AcZ7RV7x2Chg6