In support of the Black Lives Matter Movement, here are businesses and organizations you can support or donate to:
Groups organizing protests and rallies:
- Urban Triage
- Freedom Inc.
- Impact Demand: Madison for Black Lives
Organizations to donate to:
F.H. King: Students for Sustainable Agriculture is a student-run agricultural collective connected to the University of Wisconsin, Madison. We strive to connect land, food, and the Madison community, demonstrate alternative agricultural techniques, and advocate for sustainability in our community. We welcome all UW students and Madison community members to get involved with F.H. King!
The core of F.H. King is our two-acre organic farm in Eagle Heights. During the growing season, we give out our produce for free on Library Mall in our Harvest Handouts program. Outside of the growing season, F.H. King hosts educational programming, workshops, and community events.
F.H. King is run by a nonheirarchical board of student directors, and is supported by a robust community of students. We endeavor to promote equity and justice in our actions and to be inclusive to folks of all identities. Contact us if you want to get involved with our organization!
FRANKLIN HIRAM KING
Our organization is named after the agricultural scientist Franklin Hiram King, who, during his tenure at UW, made massive contributions to the emerging field of soil science. King was primarily interested in two subjects: applying physics to soil science and researching indigenous agricultural practices.
King wrote a seminal text in the field of organic farming, a survey of traditional Asian farming practices called Farmers of Forty Centuries, or Permanent Agriculture in China, Korea, and Japan. King's work is fundamental in the field of agricultural science, and our organization pays tribute to his legacy by practicing and educating the UW community about his ideas and philosophy of sustainability in agriculture. Below are comments made about King by some of his peers:
Sir John Russell
During a visit to the University of Wisconsin in 1935, Sir John Russell, director of the Rothamsted Experimental Station in Great Britain, told E.B. Fred, then dean of the graduate school and later president of the university, that his reason for the visit was to see where “America’s greatest and most famous soil physicist carried out much of his work.” Sir John was referring to Franklin Hiram King.
"There were Johnson and Kedzie and Babcock and Hilgard, all eminent men who helped to lay the foundation walls of our agricultural chemistry, upon whose superstructure a thousand of us common laborers are now at work; but when the science of soil physics is mentioned, we think first of F.H. King, for he laid that foundation, and for many more years he was also the master workman upon that superstructure; yea, more–he developed methods of work and fashioned tools for the workmen; and he worked not only in agricultural physics, but he knew more of chemistry than most chemists."
Thomas C. Chamberline
“I have a public apology to make regarding my inability to judge human nature. I consider F.H. King to be Whitewater’s greatest alumnus yet I once called him into my office on the campus and said, ‘King, you’re wasting your time; go back and follow the plow'”