Uhuru Hilton

On a wetland in the Eastern Woodlands of Occaneechi and “colored” identifying ancestors, an emerging permaculture food forest and a community of care grows food and medicine. Pollinator gardens of native, edible and medicinal trees, herbs and roots surround crop plots and buildings. The farm is a site for capacity-building to caregivers creatively serving ecosystems with respite, a library of texts and tools, practice in culture making, art, production and solidarity economy experiments like an exhibit-making and a composting co-op. I’m accountable for business and risk management, and infrastructure for regenerative production, including: 1) soil remediation, 2) forestry, 3) irrigation, 4) cold storage, 5) tools and equipment, and 6) serving.

Grantee Information

Year(s) Awarded: 2023