Khuba International's Quarter Acre for the People Project

Khuba International is a black-led, woman-led non-profit organization that seeks to integrate youth education, sustainable agriculture, and community development through hands-on programming and inclusive partnership-building. Our activities particularly seek to engage and empower community members impacted by racism, redlining, and colonization, and families from economically impacted backgrounds. We support black community members of Central New York that wish to access land and farm. Areas of focus include: BIPOC farming, black-led, indigenous-led and refugee-led land governance, food sovereignty, literacy, and sustainable agriculture outreach. Programming ranges from farm cooperative building, nutrition classes, business development support, free book distribution to youth of African and/or indigenous ancestry to build robust home libraries, to the purchase of farmland and the installation of raised beds for food insecure families. 

As a Regional Navigator, we connect families and individuals interested in owning and developing land cooperatively or individually with plots of land that are just right for their needs, hopes and dreams as community-uplifting, ecologically-conscientious land stewards. 

We do this so that new, healthier communities, networks and systems can replace ones where race-based health disparities are experienced. It is our belief that, through land and meal-sharing, perennial and food forest planting, we can collectively heal and unify our communities. 

We believe that healthy communities are integrated ones where every community stakeholder has a hand in the healthful labors of growing good food and drink on their own lands. We work to create communities where everyone has the opportunity to share in the bounty stemming from equitable access and governance, collective efforts, the incredible majesty of this land and the grace of our common Creator. 

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Central, Cortland County, Finger Lakes, Ontario County, Seneca County, Southern Tier, Broome County, Schuyler County, Steuben County, Tioga County, Tompkins County

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