KAREN WASHINGTON - Trading in my Metro Cards for Tractors

MHG Meetings

Sponsored By: Metro Hort Group

Monthly Meeting
Monday, April 12th
6:00pm–7:15pm — “Doors” open at 5:30pm

Come early to chat with one another—like the old days!

Karen Washington
Trading in my Metro Cards for Tractors

Karen will describe her life’s journey, starting from growing food in a Bronx community garden to growing food with friends on 3 acres of land in the Hudson Valley. This will include the challenges, successes and rewards of working on the land, as well as good advice for those thinking about farming.

Karen Washington is a farmer and activist. She is Co-owner/Farmer at Rise & Root Farm in Chester New York. An activist, food advocate; in 2010, Co- Founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS) an organization supporting growers in both urban and rural settings. In 2012, Ebony magazine voted her one of their 100 most influential African Americans in the country and in 2014 was the recipient of the James Beard Leadership Award. Recently, in 2020, Essence magazine name Karen one of their Essential Heroes recipient. Karen serves on the boards of the New York Botanical Gardens, Soul Fire Farm, the Mary Mitchell Center, Black Farmer Fund, and Farm School NYC.

Karen the Farmer - Website
Co- Owner - Rise&Root Farm
Co-Founder - Black Urban Growers

To attend this meeting, you must be a current Metro Hort member.
Pre-registration is required.

Members, please check your email for invitation.
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Deadline to Register: *90 minutes before meeting start-time

Karen Washington