Kelly Carlisle, executive director of Oakland's Acta non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project, is a keynote speaker at the BUGS Conference.

Kelly Carlisle, executive director of Oakland’s Acta non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project,
is a keynote speaker at the BUGS Conference.

The BUGs (Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners) Conference addresses the evolving Black farmer movement taking place nationwide. Workshops and discussion topics include fresh food access, sustainability and self-sufficiency, school gardens, and the critical relationship between food and health in the Black community. The conference is open to the public and includes farm tours on October 15, workshops, and a mixer/fundraiser. Cost: varies by event; scholarships and work-trades available. Info: here

The Fifth Annual Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference
Friday–Sunday, October 15–18
Laney College
900 Fallon St, Oakland (near the Lake Merritt BART station)