The Ujamaa Cooperative Farming Alliance (UCFA) is a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) led collective. We recognize the need for increased diversity in farming in general, and diversity in the $15 billion dollar U.S. seed industry in particular. We are committed to providing increased opportunities and support for growers from equity-seeking communities. To this end, the Ujamaa Cooperative Farming Alliance is working to bridge the gap between prospective growers and seed companies.
PLEASE NOTE - THESE CLASSES ARE LIVE & BEING HELD on EASTERN STANDARD TIME (EST).
The $15 fee (plus Eventbrite fees) includes payment for the instructors. Please include your email when you register so the ZOOM LINK can be sent to you.
SEED FARMING 101 will be offered on
SEED FARMING 101 is intended for gardeners and small to medium-scale farmers who intend to grow seed for commercial seed companies. The workshop will introduce growers to fundamental practices and considerations for growing commercial seed crops, with techniques for multiple scales of farming. The workshop will cover working with seed companies, planning the season, record-keeping, planting, harvesting, processing, and storing seed crops.
The instructor Amirah Mitchell is a farmer, seed-keeper, storyteller & educator with special devotion to her ancestral seed crops of the African Diaspora. She has a B.S. in Horticulture from Temple University. Amirah has worked in agriculture, horticulture, grower education, and food justice since 2007, including work at urban farms in Massachusetts, Georgia and Pennsylvania. Currently, Amirah works at Truelove Seeds, a Philadelphia-based seed company specializing in cultural heirlooms, and is the Seedkeeper-in-Residence at Greensgrow Farm, managing the 2021 Seedkeeping Fellowship Program.
SELECT THE LINK TO REGISTER VIA EVENTBRITE.