Public Speaking

Keynote Presentation NOFAVT February 2015

Natasha Bowens is an author, grower and community activist who focuses on building empowerment and community through food and storytelling. Her book The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming is a book the Foreword Review calls “a trailblazing look at the past and present of North American farming” through the eyes of farmers of color. Natasha spent the past five years gathering stories and portraits of farmers and food activists from Black, Latina, Asian and Native communities across the country – stories that invite us to dig deep into race, culture and community. Natasha started The Color of Food in 2010 after exploring race and agriculture on her blog Brown.Girl.Farming. and in a column for Grist magazine. Her work has now garnered national attention such as The Atlantic, Mother Earth News, VICE, YES! Magazine and NPR. She has shared her work across the country from Purdue, Tuskegee and Harvard to the National Organic Farming Association and the USDA. She currently resides in Western Maryland with her husband where she runs community gardens and gardening and culinary programs in public housing communities.

Upcoming & Past Events

Upcoming for 2016:

              January 9, 2016              Jefferson, MD

              January 16, 2016          College Park, MD

             February 16, 2016         Morgantown, WV

  • Special Presentation  @ USDA Farm Service Agency Black History Event

           February 18, 2016         Washington D.C.

            February 20, 2016         Shepherdstown, WV

           February 27, 2016         Frederick, MD

            March 3-4, 2016          Pittsboro, NC

            March 10-11, 2016    Dearborn, MI

Past Events:

             December 10, 2015           Washington, D.C.

              December 7, 2015           State College, PA

             December 6, 2015           Philadelphia, PA

              November 8-9, 2015           Duluth, MN

               October 24, 2015           Washington DC

            October 11, 2015, 2015    @ 9am       Rhinebeck, NY

             October 11, 2015    @ 4pm   Harlem, NY

  • The Color of Food & Freedom Food Alliance Tour: Victory Bus Project Fundraiser & Book Reading/Signing @ Kite’s Nest  

             October 8, 2015       Hudson, NY

              September 26, 2015           Baltimore, MD

               September 20, 2015           Ithaca, NY

              September 18, 2015       Albany, NY

                September 9, 2015       Frederick, MD

August 20, 2015   Baltimore, MD 

               July 22, 2015           Lexington, KY

  • The Color of Food: Book Reading & Signing @ Morris Book Shop

            July 22, 2015            Lexington, KY

  • The Color of Food: Book Reading & Signing @ New Roots/Fresh Stop 

           July 23, 2015            Louisville, KY

July 25, 2015       Woodstock, VT

              April 9, 2015             NY, NY

             April 10, 2015             Brooklyn, NY

March 28, 2015             Cambridge, MA

  •  The Color of Food: Guest Lecture Presentation @ University of Maryland

March 3, 2015      College Park, MD

February 20, 2015      Washington D.C.

  • The Color of Food: Storytelling Presentation @ Rooting DC

February 28, 2015      Washington D.C.

                February 14-15, 2015    Burlington, VT

February 16-18, 2015    Poultney, VT

                January 30-31, 2015    Richmond, VA

                November 10-12, 2014    Greenville, SC

                October 23-26, 2014    Oxford, MS

                March 19, 2014    Winston-Salem, NC

                December 8-10, 2013   Tuskegee, Alabama

               January 23, 2013  West Lafayette, IN

               January 23, 2013  West Lafayette, IN

               January 15, 2013  Grand Rapids, MI

 

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