The title of this week’s podcast with Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm doesn’t come close to describing all that we touched on in our conversation. If you add the topics of history, racism, enslavement, capitalism, labor laws, nutrition, and policy advocacy you might scratch the surface.
Leah Penniman is the author of Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land, and the 2019 winner of the James Beard Foundation Leadership Award. Her work with black and brown farming communities helps to reclaim ancestral lands, and build genuine agency in our food system.
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Great show, Christy. Thanks for bringing the spectrum of voices to the garden dialogue! Leah and the Soul Fire Farm and the whole notion of food sovereignty are a vital part of the rapidly evolving food/farm/garden movement.
I feel so lucky to have Leah on the podcast. She really knows her stuff and I wanted so much for everyone to hear what she had to say.