Black History Month: Black Farmers

February 8, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 15, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
February 22, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden > Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center
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Join the Garden in celebrating Black History Month as we highlight black farmers in the St. Louis area and invite them to share what they do, who they serve, and where they are located.  Black farmers are part of the fabric of the community and they have a great deal of knowledge and passion about farming.

Wednesdays in February
9 a.m.–noon | Included with Garden admission (free for St. Louis City and County residents with proof of residence).
Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center

February 4 | Mitchell Pearson (PHI Global LLC)
Mitchell Pearson founded PHI Global LLC. It is a 13-acre urban farm located in Spanish Lakes, Missouri. He works with youth groups, individual families, grassroots organization, schools, and church groups to create enriching experiences to educate, empower, and engage the community.

February 8 | Deborah Carter (A Red Circle)

February 15 | Tosha Phonix (EVOLVE), Deborah Carter (Red Circle)
Tosha Phonix, co-founded EVOLVE—which stands for Elevating Voices of Leaders Vying for Equity—a food justice organization that supports Black communities throughout St. Louis and provides Black farmers with grants, a tool-sharing program, and business resources.

February 22 | Heru (Heru Urban Farming), Alisha Harris (EarthDance), Deborah Carter (A Red Circle)
Tyrean Lewis is the CEO and Founder of Heru Urban Farming. He is a 5th generation farmer motivated me to make a real change in my community’s access to quality and healthy food.

Alisha Harris is the Outreach Associate for EarthDance Organic Farm School and joined the team in 2023. Alisha is passionate about the wellbeing of people and is looking forward to connecting people of all ages to the work of the teaching farm.