Indigenous Roots Forever Program
Indigenous Roots Forever is a tribal community micro-farming program developed by the Indigenous People’s Network of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and fiscally sponsored by the Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust, a tribal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The program is led by Rocky Johnson, a Narragansett Indian. It serves marginalized BIPOC communities in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut by teaching people how to grow their own medicine through herbs, fruits and vegetables. Our farming techniques are traditional Native American and we never use chemical fertilizers or pesticides. We provide hands-on training, but we also plant and harvest fresh foods for those who are incapable of gardening, such as the elderly and the disabled.
This program runs from April through October every year.
USDA Conservation Outreach Initiative: Racial Equity and Justice Program
This USDA Conservation Outreach Initiative is focused on developing leadership for and providing support to small, overlooked, and/or marginalized farmers across Massachusetts. The Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust, in collaboration with Global Village and World Farmers, is dedicated to creating a just and equitable system for all farmers and ranchers. We intend to help raise your voice and support your work.
Through this program, the Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust can help connect you with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for assistance.