Some of our most cherished sustainable farming practices - from organic agriculture to the farm cooperative and the CSA - have roots in African wisdom. Yet, discrimination and violence against African-American farmers has led to our decline from 14 percent of all growers in 1920 to less than 2 percent today, with a corresponding loss of over 14 million acres of land. Further, Black communities suffer disproportionately from illnesses related to lack of access to fresh food and healthy natural ecosystems. Soul Fire Farm, cofounded by author, activist, and farmer Leah Penniman, is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system. Through programs such as the Black-Latinx Farmers Immersion, a sliding-scale farmshare CSA, and Youth Food Justice leadership training, Soul Fire Farm is part of a global network of farmers working to increase farmland stewardship by people of color, restore Afro-indigenous farming practices, and end food apartheid. And now, with the new book Farming While Black, Soul Fire Farm extends that work by offering the first comprehensive manual for African-heritage people ready to reclaim our rightful place of dignified agency in the food system. Join us to learn how you too can be part of the movement for food sovereignty and help build a food system based on justice, dignity, and abundance for all members of our community.
June 26 Event to Focus on the Interest in Growing Local Grains — Come discover whether a grain enterprise can work for your farm—
This two-day workshop includes lectures and field work that will focus on overall soil health and a balanced farm system, which can be achieved through the following areas: cover cropping, compost, biodiversity, and Biodynamic field sprays. You’ll come away with practical information to incorporate one, or all, of these practices into your own vineyard.
Bridgeport is hosting a 1.5-day community workshop on the topic of local foods and its potential for strengthening our local economy, supporting healthier people and neighborhoods, and revitalizing our downtown.
YOUTH FOOD JUSTICE NETWORK - C.R.A.F.T. day in CT
Groundswell Center is hosting an open field day on soil science and weeds at the Incubator Farm.
Farming couple share the evolution of their backyard garden into a full-time vocation
Workshops will be taught at Acorn Kitchen in Kittery ME, the perfect venue for intimate, hands on seminars with local culinary gurus.
A workshop hosted by RYTF!
NOFA-NY HEADS INTO SIX COUNTIES FOR ITS AUGUST ON-FARM FIELD DAYS