This week on Earth Eats, a conversation with Leah Penniman -- Farmer, educator, organizer, and author of a new book, Farming while Black: Soul Fire Farm's practical guide to Liberation on the Land.
Leah is the co-founder, co-director and program manager of Soul Fire Farm In Grafton, New York.
Soul Fire Farm is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system. The farm operates a one hundred member CSA and hosts many training opportunities, including a Black, Latinx and Indigenous Farmers Immersion program.
Our conversation touches on issues such as access to fresh food and farmland for people of color in the US. Leah talks about debunking the myth of black people's relationship to land being confined to slavery and sharecropping, and what it means to celebrate and reclaim the practices and traditions of African, Immigrant and Indigenous growers throughout history.
October 30th is the release date for Leah Penniman's book, Farming While Black, with Chelsea Green Publishing.
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