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Collaborating with food and environmental policy makers to equip Black and Latinx communities in the Chicagoland area with tools to develop self-sustaining knowledge is exemplified in Getting Grown Collective’s work with the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) to organize Black & Brown Farmers’ Exchanges.


LVEJO and GGC have curated garden tours, events and workshops that engage relationships and solidarity between Black & Latinx farmers in Chicago.


These exchanges have been supported by the Urban Stewards Action Network, the Chicago Food Policy Action Council and Grow Greater Englewood


Participating gardens: Englewood Veterans and Heritage Garden, Cedillo’s Fresh Produce, Sweet Water Foundation, Sembrando Bajo el Sol, Amor de Dios, Raices de Esperanza, Semillas de Justicia and Elevated Garden. 


Somos el Color de la Tierra/We are the Color of the Earth: una exposicion fotografica que honra a lxs jardinerxs y de color en Chicago/A Photo Exhibit honoring Black & Brown Farmers in Chicago- Host Site: the Breathing Room Space maintained by LetUsBreathe Collective.  

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