Making Contact

Making Contact – Being Black and Green: African-Americans & the Environment (encore)

Communities across the country have embraced locally-grown food, fuel-efficient cars and other forms of environmentalism. While African-Americans haven’t been on widely credited, they are amongst the vanguard creating positive change. On this edition, we take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in Wisconsin and on a bike ride in California, where local black communities are making long-term impact on the environment.


*Robert Pierce*, South Madison Farmer’s Market marketing manager, Growing Power Madison coordinator; *Shelley Pierce*, Growing Power staff member; *Javier Vasquez*, Growing Power-Madison intern; *Paris Mogo*, Nairobi, Kenya agriculture extension officer; *Gary R. Grant*, Concerned Citizens of Tillery executive director; *Jenna Burton* and *Nick James*, founders of Red, Bike and Green.

For More Information:

South Madison Farmer’s Market

Madison, WI

Growing Power

The Afri-Can FoodBasket

North York, On Canada

Rooted in Community

Concerned Citizens of Tillery

Tillery, NC

The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association

Red, Bike and Green

Oakland, CA

People of Kolor Everyday Ridin’

Critical Mass


Articles/Videos, etc.:

Pigford v. Glickman

Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University’s exhibit: “Remembering
Tillery: Our Community, Our Own Land”

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