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Public Field Day: TOUR – Three Part Harmony Farm
September 8, 2022 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
This event is geared towards Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
“Join the Farm Alliance of Baltimore’s Black Butterfly Urban Farmer Academy for an on farm field day!
About this event
This field day and farm tour will take place at Three Part Harmony Farm – a small-scale agroecological farm, located on a 2-acre parcel in northeast Washington, DC. They grow mostly vegetables as well as herbs and cut-flowers utilizing sustainable practices. Owner & operator Gail Taylor, will give a tour of her efficiently designed operation highlighting her experiences with ag policy, her CSA model and post harvest practices.
Three Part Harmony Farm exists to grow food for people, but it also exists in part to challenge our assumptions on how urban farms should look. It intentionally seeks to create a viable and just local food economy while at the same time dismantling racism and the ever present, entrenched forms of oppression in that same food system. The core principles of the farm are: Food as Medicine. Food as Culture. Food for our Future.
This is an in-person workshop. Pre registration is required so we can plan accordingly. We suggest that attendees wear weather appropriate attire, and closed-toed shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. Be sure to bring a water bottle! There will be a hand washing station on site, as well as extra masks, waters, hand sanitizer, sunscreen & bug spray.
- Directions: 3122 4th Street NE, Washington DC. The garden is accessible by metro, bus, bike, walking etc. (if you bike, bring your bike inside the property)
- Parking: Parking is on the opposite side of the street, in front of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Take care when crossing the street! *Please do not park in any neighboring parking lots.
- Restrooms: Porta-potty onsite with hand washing station
- Other notes: There is no seating available on site
- Cancellation Policy: In the event that we need to cancel due to weather or unforeseen circumstances attendees will receive an email notification. Paying attendees will receive a refund.
- Pre readings: We encourage attendees to browse their website and the articles shared here
- Questions? Please contact [email protected]
More about the Speaker: Gail Taylor (she/ her/ hers) has lived in DC since 1999. She has worked as an organizer and social justice activist focusing on Latin America solidarity (internationally) and affordable housing issues (locally.) She has been farming organically since 2005. Three Part Harmony Farm is a project that was born out of a community-led visioning process that began in 2011. The desire to establish a production focused vegetable farm in DC to grow food for family, friends and the surrounding community combined with Taylor’s background in activism and policy advocacy led to a three-year campaign, “I Want DC to Grow.” This resulted in the passage of the DC Food Security Act of 2014, also known as DCs Farm Bill which sets the stage for 3PH and others to grow commercially in the district.
Taylor speaks regularly on food and farming issues and has been featured in The Washington Post in 2014 and 2015 for her role as a leader in the urban ag movement. In 2015, she was featured as one of Fifty+ under 50: Innovative leaders transforming metro DC’s food system. She is a member of the Black Dirt Farm Collective.”