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Resource Guide for Supporting BIPOC Landowners, Farmers, Growers, and Food Entrepreneurs

Get linked up with these organizations doing crucial work to advance BIPOC businesses in the greater outdoor community.

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"When we can intentionally focus our dollars and bring intention to supporting people beyond the traditional lens of the outdoors, just think of the impact we can have." - Jahmicah Dawes, Owner of Slim Pickins Outfitters, Stephenville, Texas

There's so much great work being done and so many businesses to support when we take the time to look. That's why we compiled this list to help you get connected with organizations and businesses. 

Find an organization in your area or an org that speaks to you. But don't stop there. Seek out BIPOC businesses you can support, learn more, and spend your dollars with them when you can.

Organizations that advocate for BIPOC farmers, landowners, growers, food entrepreneurs, and marginalized youth in the outdoors

National Black Food and Justice Alliance
The National Black Food and Justice Alliance represents hundreds of Black urban and rural farmers, organizers, and land stewards based nationwide working together towards an intergenerational, urban/rural movement to map, assess, train and deepen the organizing, institution building and advocacy work protecting Black land and work towards food sovereignty.

Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project
Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) elevates life in Oakland and beyond by challenging oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming. Founded and led mainly by women of color from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community, ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, CA. ANV engages and strengthens young people’s understanding of nutrition, food production, the natural world and healthy living as well as strengthens their ties to the community.

Black Seeds Urban Farm
Teaching the Memphis community to grow their own food while furthering the vision of deepening kinship, welcoming healing, and fighting for justice in Tennessee.

South Central Farm
The South Central Farm Restoration Committee aims to promote the establishment and preservation of green and open space in South Los Angeles, a community where green and open space is woefully rare, as well as promote urban farming, public health and effective participation in the planning of developments that intimately affect every one of the residents that reside nearby.

Southeastern African American Farmers' Organic Network
SAAFON works to strengthen Black farmers’ collective power to build an alternative food system rooted in progressive values.

Dream of Wild Health
Dream of Wild Health is on a mission to restore health and well-being in the Native community by recovering knowledge of and access to healthy Indigenous foods, medicines and lifeways.

Better Nutrition Better You
Providing nutrition services with the belief that food is culture and health can be your heritage.

Truly Living Well
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture is committed to bringing good food, good health and well-being to Atlanta’s urban community.

Navajo Farming
Navajo Ethno-Agriculture is a Native American nonprofit formed out of the concern that upcoming generations are not exposed to food growth. Their tribal community educational farm is located in northwest New Mexico, along the San Juan River. For generations, the non-profit has preserved Navajo heritage crops and farming techniques, and most recently, they have designed a teaching environment to pass on this knowledge of Navajo culture, history, and heritage foods.

Indigenous Agriculture and Food Initiative
On a mission to enhance the health and wellness of tribal communities by advancing healthy food systems, diversified economic development, and cultural food traditions. This organization provides strategic legal analysis, policy research, and educational resources to empower Indian Country through food sovereignty, agriculture, and economic development.

Black Oaks Center
On a mission to facilitate communities in being resilient, the Black Oaks Center's 10-acre teaching farm on the 40-acre eco-campus is located in the historic Black farming community of Pembroke Township, Illinois.

Farmer's Footprint
Farmer's Footprint is a coalition of farmers, educators, doctors, scientists, and business leaders aiming to expose the human and environmental impacts of chemical farming and offer a path forward through regenerative agricultural practices.

Resources for buying directly from BIPOC farms around the country

Thanks to the Outdoor Voices Podcast and Jahmicah Dawes for originally sharing this resourceful information.

Have an organization or list to add to this resource guide? Email us at team@theoutbound.com

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