Black Women's Blueprint has purchased nearly 300 acres of land previously owned by the US Air Force in Ava, New York, in the township of Boonville in Oneida County.Together with partners we are co-creating a Holistic Living Lab for farming, living, learning and healing where BIPOC communities can design and inform strategies for bodily safety, economic security, education and health access, thereby eliminating the mechanisms that perpetuate inequity in those areas.
Our total of ten partners are intercultural and multi-disciplinary and bring together philanthropists like Focus for Health and solidarity economists like Cooperative Economics Alliance. Planning Better Places and Works in Progress represent the best in land planning and new infrastructure development, while the National Black Food and Justice Alliance creates land trusts, land transfers that kick-start generational wealth. The team’s health partners, Alliance for Natural Health, represent decades of practice and policy advocacy in natural health services, while educators like Seneca Village Montessori are committed to early childhood and adult education programs that teach land-literacy.
North American Indigenous Center for Culture, Equity and Economic Empowerment
The Cooperative Economic Alliance of New York City