Rooted and Rising



For the first time, Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners (BUGS) will hold its annual gathering in the Southern US, as Atlanta will be the host city for the 2017 national conference, November 10-12. Over five hundred attendees from across the country will arrive in Atlanta to network, share ideas and harness the power of black urban and rural farmers.


"Rooted and Rising: Black Southern Legacies of Resistance and Resilience", the 7th annual BUGS Conference, is a homecoming for US-based black farmers and gardeners to think expansively about reconnecting communities through growing food, and to recollect on a shared legacy that is grounded in persistence, innovation, and imagination. For more information including press release, please send an email to Regina Ginyard, BUGS National Coordinator at




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Event Date 11/10/2017
Event End Date 10/12/2017
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