Granted Spring 2019

Dynamite Hill-Smithfield Community Land Trust (DH-SCLT) is a 501c3 Community Land Trust centered on the Historic Smithfield Community of Birmingham, Alabama. Due to the horrors of a food apartheid being experienced by our community DH-SCLT is securing land space to grow fresh non gmo produce and herbs. This work will provide training in Regenerative Urban Farming and future cooperative businesses. Water Catchment systems will enhance our ability to keep this produce properly hydrated.

Project Team:

  • Susan Diane Mitchell
  • Rev. Majadi Baruti
  • Onoyemi Williams
  • Alexis Murphy
  • Thomasine Jackson
  • Darnell Johnson


This project has been so inspiring! Members in Birmingham have been able to get community members fired up about their land trust project through outreach within community. They have also featured their flowers at a local farmers market! Earlier this year members from across the South were able to join folks in Birmingham with planting flowers that remove pollution from the earth and heal the trauma of the land. The city of Birmingham mowed down the flowers they planted. They have since regrouped with another plan. Our members can’t be defeated. They will be planting again starting this month in order to harvest in October.