2018 BUGS Conference Theme Tracks:
Rooted - Asks us to dig deep and ground ourselves in the wisdom and knowledge of our ancestors, to create a space of honor and shared value for our ancestors and their traditions.Share beliefs, values and best practices from our elders.
Rising (In) - Calls for current food systems strategies that empower, liberate, connect, and re-form bonds that define our communities. Presentations that speak to these lessons as well as symbiotic relationships and the many ways we form bonds with the land (SOILdarity), with each other, and across geographies. land and land seeker, beginning and seasoned growers, the urban with the rural.
Reimagine - Inspired by Afro-Futurism and Abolition, presentations imagine our liberated future selves, and environments as we relate to and curate our African diasporic foodways and the future of Black farming.
Re-Construction - A specific skillshare track that allows for work on the land, and other hands-on urban and rural agriculture education workshops:
Building Self-Reliant Communities
Health and Well-Being
Food Policy and Action Planning
From Seed to Table
Skill-building workshops on Sustainable Agriculture i.e. hoop house construction, hydroponics, aquaponics.