Candace Clark

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Grounds for Peace Instructor

Candace Clark

A graduate of The Piney Woods School, a historically black boarding school, Candace Clark is a Tuskegee University Alumna from Chicago, IL; with a BS in Agricultural Business with a focus on sustainability and a certificate in International Relations, as well as a former USDA 1890 Scholar. Her experiences abroad as an African American woman cultivated her internal obligation to serve her community and those like it abroad. She hopes to empower developing communities by learning and being a medium for sustainable agricultural techniques to small and middle farmers, internationally. Although the role of agriculture is not widely embraced, she seeks to reconnect Agriculture to her generation, and her culture to the world, through regenerative and wholistic practices. She graduated from American University’s School of International Service with a MA’s in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development. She  is a “farm plug”: a sustainable agricultural educator and intersectional advocate that farms. Using her experiences, she hopes to break down barriers by helping to develop and increase the capacity of her neighbors while simultaneously encouraging agricultural representation and intersectional justice. She’s excited to pass on tools for people to “cast their buckets down where they are,” as Booker T. Washington once said, in their communities, through holistic, sustainable agriculture. She is currently enrolled inTuskegee University’s Integrative Public Policy and Development PhD program.

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