In the 2023 season, we partnered with Afro Van Connect to highlight one of their projects, Fare Farms Initiative. Afrovan Connect is a non-profit organization, founded by Dae Shields and Kor Kase, dedicated to empowering people of African Descent through conversation, collaboration, creation & performance.
Fare Farms garden began in 2019 as an initiative to bring people in the community together, grow food, and spend time outside.
The Fare Farms initiative is an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to Food justice, sovereignty, and sustainable land practices in Metro Vancouver. We are focused on intentional engagement with the community. We consider Indigenous land practices and ancestral practices essential to building a sustainable community. – Kor Kase
We worked with Kor throughout the growing season to highlight the work being done in the garden and the importance of creating spaces for the Black community in Vancouver to connect. Together, we captured several videos at different points of the season with updates, calls to action, and volunteer highlights.
Follow @farefarms and @afrovanconnect on social media to stay in the loop with the garden and support their work.
Meet Fare Farms!
In this first video, Kor welcomes us to the garden and expresses the importance of the Fare Farms Initiative. Our Seed Security Team donated seedlings to the garden to plant at the beginning of the growing season.
We are back with Fare Farms garden!
In this second video, Kor shares the progress in the garden, harvests some produce, and tells us about an opportunity for the community.
It’s Fall at Fare Farms!
In this video, we hear about the experience of Mona Lisa, a volunteer at Fare Farms. She shares her love for the space and her favourite vegetables to harvest!
Wrapping up the Season with Fare Farms!
In this final video, Kor shares final thoughts, thank yous, and a last call-to-action.