Black Urban Growers (BUGS)  is an organization of volunteers committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. Through education and advocacy around food and farm issues, we nurture collective black leadership to ensure we have a seat at the table.



The Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference is a gathering to enhance the critical relationship between food and health in the Black community by empowering growers, chefs, eaters and activists.

The 2014 conference will be held October 17th – 19th at Western International High School in Detroit, Michigan.
1500 Scotten, Detroit, MI 48209


REGISTER NOW!! Do you need a scholarship? Download the form here. (20 scholarships available)

Vending Space Available! Vendor Deadline is Sept. 20, 2014.

Keynote Speakers:

Visit again soon to watch videos of our 2014 conference’s dynamic keynote addresses.

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Barbara Norman
Barbara Norman
Barbara Norman

Sixth Generation Blueberry Farmer

Chef Bryant Terry
Chef Bryant Terry
Chef Bryant Terry

World Renown Chef and Food Justice Advocate

LaDonna Redmond
LaDonna Redmond
LaDonna Redmond

Founder and Executive Director of The Campaign for Food Justice Now

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