May 1, 2017: No Farming, No Work, No School, No Shopping
In the tradition of farmworker organizing for justice, Three Part Harmony Farm is going to join the #MayDayStrike2017. Instead of working in the fields in Brookland, the farm workers will take to the streets as part of the DC May Day March from Lamont Park in Mount Pleasant at 12noon, to Malcolm X Park, to Freedom Plaza and to the White House. #MayDayDMV will be a broad coming together of communities under attack – immigrant, Muslim, black, queer, labor. We will join ourselves locally before heading to join the #MayDayAction in Lafayette Park.
From its beginning in 2012, Three Part Harmony Farm has always been a political project. Growing food for our community is a political act. We are determined to create alternatives to capitalism through cooperative, collective, autonomous, real-needs oriented small scale production and initiatives, putting theory into practice and linking local practical action with global political struggles. We are challenging corporations who currently have power over the food system and destroy our seed and soil, our water and land, our climate, our health, and biodiversity. We are building community, and we are working with our friends at the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House, who redistribute fresh produce that we grow at the farm to people in need. We also work on campaigns to create more equity in the food system.
Three Part Harmony Farm is women-owned and black-owned. We intentionally seek to create a viable and just local food economy while at the same time dismantling racism and the ever present, entrenched forms of oppression in that same food system. We are committed to help grow new farms and farmers in the DMV, and to support Black and People of Color owned farms throughout the US. We collaborate with other like-minded enterprises to see our city thrive socially and economically.
We are rooted in community. Join us on strike and in the streets on May Day 2017!
Artwork by Nina Montenegro.