Stories tagged: "Black farmers"


President & CEO Devon Wilson hard at work with Sunlight Gardens volunteer.
Black Farmers in Michigan Finally Get Needed COVID Relief from Biden

After being all but left out of COVID relief under Trump, Michigan's 19 Black-owned farms finally are seeing support.

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‘Blood, Sweat, and Tears’: Michigan Farmers Stay Committed to Healthy Food During COVID-19

COVID-19 showed possibilities for smaller operations to succeed, though experts skeptical on major industry shift.

Mark Fentress of CWO Farms in Detroit is excited to extend his growing season and his impact on the community.
The Detroit Urban Farmer Who Started Small and Scaled Up

Mark Fentress purchased a small plot of land, and then another. Now he grows and sells organic produce in the heart of Detroit.

TC Collins, founder of Willow Run Acres, shares his knowledge and love of cultivation with children of all ages.
A Michigan Farmer is Paying Homage to His Past by Rooting the Future

"TC" Collins first learned about farming as a toddler. Life has brought him full-circle to share knowledge with future generations.

Sunlight Gardens is one of the Michigan-made and Black-owned produce farms helping to feed the local community. President & CEO, Devon Wilson, prides himself on providing education and opportunity for the Battle Creek community.
Why This Michigander Bought A Farm To Feed His Community

Devon Wilson learned about farming, produce, and nutrition from a local nonprofit organization. Then, he started his own to help even more people.