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Urban Agriculture, Sacred Gardens and the African American Experience

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Featuring Venice Williams

The Africans who came to the Americas brought with them a wealth of agricultural and culinary knowledge and wisdom, and the African Americans who remained in this country post-emancipation — whether they stayed in the south or moved throughout the country as part of The Great Migration — carried with them cultural traditions related to farming, cooking, and craft. In this workshop, we will look at the complicated history of Black people’s relationship to the land and food. We will also explore the presence of African Americans in the current urban agriculture movement and the work of Alice's Garden in Milwaukee to bring healing to an urban community and landscape.



Friday, November 16, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Monona Terrace
United States