a farm for meme was made into a coloring book for children and adults sheltered in place during the onset of the pandemic. Illustrated by Mel Dominguez, the book is designed to be a tool for reflection and imagination and also includes a recipe for Black Power Collard Greens by Daniel Alexander Jones, some tips and lessons about gardening by Jess Mayes and Victor I. Cazares, and creative activities offered by Kendra Ware to teach us important lessons about land, neighborhood, food and freedom.
We printed a limited run of 1,000 coloring books and have distributed them for free in black and brown communities that are fighting for food justice by collaborating with local organizations including allgo, Books in the Barrio, Cara Mia Theatre, Galeria Mitotera, InSite Consultants, and the South Central Farm Campaign, reaching folks in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tucson, San Antonio, Austin, and Dallas. If you would like to distribute a farm for meme coloring books in your community CONTACT US. And stay connected. We would love to see what you create. Take pictures or video of the coloring book pages you color or your own garden and share them with us.
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The coloring book was created with the support of allgo, the Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program administered in partnership with HowlRound Theatre Commons, the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. It was printed at The Gloo Factory, the official printer of a todo dar productions because a todo dar supports unions! The Gloo Factory’s employees belong to the Communication Workers of America, Local 7026.