Dennis Hutson’s Allensworth Farm

Avid farmer Dennis Hutson is also a minister and retired military chaplain, just like the colonel who founded Allensworth, the first California town established by African Americans in 1909. Today, Dennis uses sustainable land management practices and native hedgerows to energize his community and support life.

Explore the garden

Use your mouse or touchscreen to explore the Dennis’s native hedgerows in Allensworth. Discover the plants that grow here and the stories behind the farm by clicking on the buttons.

Where in California?

Dennis’s farm is in the southern Central Valley town of Allensworth, the first town in the state established exclusively by African Americans.

What grows here?

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