TIMELINE

2020

This year, Dr. Myers co-created the FarmersXchange
Forgotten Farmers, Huffington Post article, Oct 2019

2019

2018

Advocate for Social Justice Award: "Justie", presented by the Ecological Farmers Association, January 26, 2018
“Roots” co-authored chapter with Dr. Bandele Owusu in Land Justice: Re-imagining Land, Food, and the Commons, June 22, 2017 by Justine M. Williams (Editor), Eric Holt-Giménez (Editor)

2017

2015

Authored Decolonizing a Food System: Freedom Farmers’ Market as a Place for Resistance and Analysis, Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, Volume 5, Issue 4 / Summer 2015
In 2013, Dr. Myers founded the Freedom Farmers Market in partnership with farmers, business owners, and makers, and community vendors who cooperate to bring the Freedom Farmers Market to West Oakland. 

2013

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Freedom Farmers' Market

 

The Farmers’ Market brings produce from black farmers and local vendors to West Oakland, a historically low income community.

In 2012, Dr. Myers created the concept for Rhythms of the Land.

 

Rhythms of the Land is a documentary on the traditional knowledge, practices, and adaptations of African American farmers. The film Rhythms of the Land is currently in post-production.

2012

2005

In 2005, Dr. Myers organized the 19th California Small Farm Conference in Ventura, CA.

In 2004, Dr. Myers co-founded Farms to Grow, Inc.

2004

2001

In 2001, Dr. Myers organized the first statewide conference for African American farmers in Ohio Sustaining Communities: Ohio’s Black Farmers at the Crossroads.

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Farms to Grow, Inc.

 

Farms to Grow, Inc. works with black farmers farmers and local, state, and federal organizations to bring produce from black farmers and accurate history and education to low income communities.

 

FTG bridges the gap between black farmers and the next generation, serving as a cultural resource for anyone to learn about African American traditional farming ways.

 

FTG has led the way in implementing farmers market in predominantly African American communities with produce grown by African American farmers.