The fourth Queer Farmer Convergence will take place in Decorah, Iowa on September 3-5, 2022!
The Queer Farmer Convergence was conceived as a gathering to build community among queer farmers and to reflect on and interrupt racist, capitalist, and heteropatriarchal legacies in U.S. agriculture. It also works to build community among queer farmers as an antidote to the isolation that many of us experience in our daily lives.
At the queer farmer convergence we will camp under the stars (or clouds) as in the past. We will forego showers. We will celebrate each other with song, a variety show, and shared meals from Blazing Star, our local queer-owned restaurant. Participants will offer workshops, discussions, and/or presentations- this gathering is co-created by its attendees!
We acknowledge that the organizers and hosts of this event are white, living and working on stolen land. We aspire to anti-racist practice even as we live in an overwhelmingly white place, and intend to respond with grace and courage to feedback on how we can do that work better, given our context and capacity.
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And: Here is the queer farmer ZINE created at the first convergence in 2018!
If you’re inspired to give to the Queer Farmer Convergence, which is run on a gift economy, you can venmo @queerfarmerlove or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to donate another way!