WHAT WE GROW
Here you'll find a complete listing of all the produce we're planning to grow at Oasis Farm & Fishery for the 2023 season. Check this page often as we'll be adding fun facts about each crop as well as tips for growing and preparing these veggies at home!
Here at Oasis, we use a growing approach called Agroecology: A form of art, movement, practice, and process of social and ecological transformation that involves the re-evaluation of our sacred relationships with land, water, air, seeds, and food; (re)recognizes humans as co-creators that are an aspect of the planet’s life support systems; values the Afro-Indigenous experience of reality and ways of knowing; visualizes the importance of women and feminine energies as vital to our collective liberation; cherishes ancestral and communal forms of knowledge, experience, and lifeways that began in Africa and continue throughout the Diaspora; and is rooted in the agrarian traditions, legacies, and struggles of the Black experience in the Americas.
What we feel is especially unique to our practice of agroecology is our urban context. It’s because we’re situated in an urban context that we find it critical to define what agroecology means for us. More than anything, we hope that this text will capture the spirit of farmer-to-farmer education. The Black Experience in the Americas has always been, by circumstance and by purpose, inextricably tied to the land and to forms of Agrarian Subsistence and Resistance, i.e. Maroon Societies, Quilombolas in Brazil, Palenques in Colombia, Garifuna and the Gullah/ Geechee Peoples, Freedom Farm Cooperative, Carvers Experimentation Wagon, Federation of Southern Co-Ops, Moon Farmers, etc. These historic experiences are both living testaments and examples for our collective study, as we understand and continue organizing efforts that carve out a way forward that supports the liberation of Black People, and the salvation and healing of our Mother Earth.