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#Repost from Flour Sister @farmermainguyen・・・
What an honor to be invited to share a panel with Melony @melbelle206, Ovini, and Nyema @nyema8 to stimulate understanding about race and racism in farming. Melony and Ovini created a space and agenda that held ideas, emotions, and intentions together well.

A few topics touched upon: white-led farms service organizations, food deserts as apartheid or mirages, defining food justice.

Thanks @tilthalliance for inviting us to share our ideas. Looking forward to working with everyone to "move resources back into the commons, cooperation, mobilization, and celebration." (For those who asked about my keynote message.) #farmersofcolor #foodjustice #coopsdoittogether
#Repost  from Flour Sister @farmermainguyen・・・ What an honor to be invited to share a panel with Melony @melbelle206, Ovini, and Nyema @nyema8 to stimulate understanding about race and racism in farming. Melony and Ovini created a space and agenda that held ideas, emotions, and intentions together well. A few topics touched upon: white-led farms service organizations, food deserts as apartheid or mirages, defining food justice. Thanks @tilthalliance for inviting us to share our ideas. Looking forward to working with everyone to "move resources back into the commons, cooperation, mobilization, and celebration." (For those who asked about my keynote message.) #farmersofcolor  #foodjustice  #coopsdoittogether 
#Repost via @farmermainguyen 
Thank you so much for joining us!!! 🔥🔥🔥
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What an honor to be invited to share a panel with Melony @melbelle206, Ovini, and Nyema @nyema8 to stimulate understanding about race and racism in farming. Melony and Ovini created a space and agenda that held ideas, emotions, and intentions together well.

A few topics touched upon: white-led farms service organizations, food deserts/apartheid/mirages, defining food justice.

Thanks @tilthalliance for inviting us to share our ideas. Looking forward to working with everyone to "move resources back into the commons, cooperation, mobilization, and celebration." (For those who asked about my keynote message.) #farmersofcolor #foodjustice #coopsdoittogether
#Repost  via @farmermainguyen Thank you so much for joining us!!! 🔥🔥🔥 ・・・ What an honor to be invited to share a panel with Melony @melbelle206, Ovini, and Nyema @nyema8 to stimulate understanding about race and racism in farming. Melony and Ovini created a space and agenda that held ideas, emotions, and intentions together well. A few topics touched upon: white-led farms service organizations, food deserts/apartheid/mirages, defining food justice. Thanks @tilthalliance for inviting us to share our ideas. Looking forward to working with everyone to "move resources back into the commons, cooperation, mobilization, and celebration." (For those who asked about my keynote message.) #farmersofcolor  #foodjustice  #coopsdoittogether 
What an honor to be invited to share a panel with Melony @melbelle206, Ovini, and Nyema @nyema8 to stimulate understanding about race and racism in farming. Melony and Ovini created a space and agenda that held ideas, emotions, and intentions together well.

A few topics touched upon: white-led farms service organizations, food deserts as apartheid or mirages, defining food justice.

Thanks @tilthalliance for inviting us to share our ideas. Looking forward to working with everyone to "move resources back into the commons, cooperation, mobilization, and celebration." (For those who asked about my keynote message.) #farmersofcolor #foodjustice #coopsdoittogether
What an honor to be invited to share a panel with Melony @melbelle206, Ovini, and Nyema @nyema8 to stimulate understanding about race and racism in farming. Melony and Ovini created a space and agenda that held ideas, emotions, and intentions together well. A few topics touched upon: white-led farms service organizations, food deserts as apartheid or mirages, defining food justice. Thanks @tilthalliance for inviting us to share our ideas. Looking forward to working with everyone to "move resources back into the commons, cooperation, mobilization, and celebration." (For those who asked about my keynote message.) #farmersofcolor  #foodjustice  #coopsdoittogether 
Every week during harvest season, Soul Fire Farms delivers sustainably grown vegetables, eggs, chicken, and other produce to about 100 families, or roughly 300 people in Albany, Troy, and Grafton. The boxes are priced on a sliding scale based on what recipients can afford. Some receive them for free, ‘solidarity shares’ subsidized by those who can pay more. The fresh produce they provide isn’t easy to come by in Albany’s South End, a federally recognized “food desert.” The term has come under criticism in recent years for failing to convey the fact that food insecurity is a man-made phenomenon, often the result of discriminatory policy. Food insecurity affects black communities at a rate of more than 26 percent, and over 22 percent for Latinx folks, compared to a national average of 15 percent. The South End is more than 70 percent African-American, and it’s where most of Soul Fire’s food gets delivered. Learn more in our conversation with Leah Penniman (pictured), author of the new book 'Farming While Black' at @newfoodeconomy .org. Link in bio!
Every week during harvest season, Soul Fire Farms delivers sustainably grown vegetables, eggs, chicken, and other produce to about 100 families, or roughly 300 people in Albany, Troy, and Grafton. The boxes are priced on a sliding scale based on what recipients can afford. Some receive them for free, ‘solidarity shares’ subsidized by those who can pay more. The fresh produce they provide isn’t easy to come by in Albany’s South End, a federally recognized “food desert.” The term has come under criticism in recent years for failing to convey the fact that food insecurity is a man-made phenomenon, often the result of discriminatory policy. Food insecurity affects black communities at a rate of more than 26 percent, and over 22 percent for Latinx folks, compared to a national average of 15 percent. The South End is more than 70 percent African-American, and it’s where most of Soul Fire’s food gets delivered. Learn more in our conversation with Leah Penniman (pictured), author of the new book 'Farming While Black' at @newfoodeconomy .org. Link in bio!
Today we celebrated my bestie Leah Penniman’s new book Farming While Black (now available on Amazon)! And in honor of her powerful food justice and liberation work with Soul Fire Farm and her new book, today I premiered my new music video documentary and single “Plant the Seed” from my upcoming album. I will be sharing it online with world very soon. I am so proud and blessed to be in family and community with this incredible woman, and I am so thrilled to see this book make its way into the hands of the people. #planttheseed #ourhealing
Today we celebrated my bestie Leah Penniman’s new book Farming While Black (now available on Amazon)! And in honor of her powerful food justice and liberation work with Soul Fire Farm and her new book, today I premiered my new music video documentary and single “Plant the Seed” from my upcoming album. I will be sharing it online with world very soon. I am so proud and blessed to be in family and community with this incredible woman, and I am so thrilled to see this book make its way into the hands of the people. #planttheseed  #ourhealing 
Urban chickens workshop! I really enjoyed presenting with the chicken guru Anita of @getdownfarm!! We shoulda taken a pic together!! They’re forreal an expert having managed 600 meat birds in one season. I on the other hand have learned a lot by fncking up.. we’ve had 3 different chicken setups and they all went south before we combined our chickens with Layla’s... which took over her yard.. so we haven’t had them at #Swgrows for a year... we gotta really update our infrastructure and do some serious rat proofing before we can bring the chickens back. But I aspire to have them again. I miss chickens. They’re a major commitment but so damn cute. It was a good collabo.. I learned a lot today and I look forward to more work with Anita, @farmerbees  and @keepgrowingdetroit <3  #urbanfarmer #farmersofcolor #brownfarmers #detroitchicken #growyourown #poultry #farmeducation
Urban chickens workshop! I really enjoyed presenting with the chicken guru Anita of @getdownfarm!! We shoulda taken a pic together!! They’re forreal an expert having managed 600 meat birds in one season. I on the other hand have learned a lot by fncking up.. we’ve had 3 different chicken setups and they all went south before we combined our chickens with Layla’s... which took over her yard.. so we haven’t had them at #Swgrows  for a year... we gotta really update our infrastructure and do some serious rat proofing before we can bring the chickens back. But I aspire to have them again. I miss chickens. They’re a major commitment but so damn cute. It was a good collabo.. I learned a lot today and I look forward to more work with Anita, @farmerbees and @keepgrowingdetroit <3 #urbanfarmer  #farmersofcolor  #brownfarmers  #detroitchicken  #growyourown  #poultry  #farmeducation 
We'll be out here bringing the chicken love & teaching the basics of chicken keeping tonight from 6-8pm at Spirit of Hope 1529 Martin Luther King! 🐔
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#chickens #urbanfarming #detroit #chooks #fluffybutt #gyo #farmersofcolor
Just Food supports growers 🍒🥦🍇🍅from community gardens and urban farms here in New York City, to small farms in the NY state region who use natural and responsible farming practices. These are stewards of the land and preservers of our traditions, whether they are using heirloom seeds, or growing foods from another part of world for a community here that holds them dear. 🌱 There are many barriers, obstacles, and injustices that make it difficult for them to keep their land, especially if they are part of historically marginalized communities themselves. There's still a chance to buy your ticket to tomorrow's G.A.L.A. event and contribute towards strengthening this network of local and hyperlocal growers. 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 Follow the link in our bio for tickets!
Just Food supports growers 🍒🥦🍇🍅from community gardens and urban farms here in New York City, to small farms in the NY state region who use natural and responsible farming practices. These are stewards of the land and preservers of our traditions, whether they are using heirloom seeds, or growing foods from another part of world for a community here that holds them dear. 🌱 There are many barriers, obstacles, and injustices that make it difficult for them to keep their land, especially if they are part of historically marginalized communities themselves. There's still a chance to buy your ticket to tomorrow's G.A.L.A. event and contribute towards strengthening this network of local and hyperlocal growers. 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 Follow the link in our bio for tickets!
Made some new friends at Sotomayor Learning Academy's abundant farm by the river 🐑🦆🐗
#nela #northeastla #glassellpark #losangelesriver #farmersofcolor
Sometime this fall we’ll finish (start?) compiling data for our first annual report. It’ll cover all the bits about how much produce we grew, the revenue/cost per square foot, etc. Ultimately, these numbers will help us become better producers in the future.
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But until then, here’s a fun pic that captures Season One 💚
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#wifewifefarmteam #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers #womeninag #womeninagriculture #femalefarmer #thisiswomenswork #farmersofcolor #kitsapgrown #firstgenerationfarmers #beginningfarmers #youngfarmers #csafarm
Sometime this fall we’ll finish (start?) compiling data for our first annual report. It’ll cover all the bits about how much produce we grew, the revenue/cost per square foot, etc. Ultimately, these numbers will help us become better producers in the future. ⠀ But until then, here’s a fun pic that captures Season One 💚 ⠀ #wifewifefarmteam  #queerswhofarm  #queerfarmers  #womeninag  #womeninagriculture  #femalefarmer  #thisiswomenswork  #farmersofcolor  #kitsapgrown  #firstgenerationfarmers  #beginningfarmers  #youngfarmers  #csafarm 
Happy belated National Farmer’s Day! Here’s to the committed farmers (& young ones to be) I’ve had the joy of learning from, growing with, & inspired by over the years. Farming has never been the easy path, & it’s only grown more uncertain w/ rising costs of land, a changing climate, & realities that small farmers - especially women & POCs - face while growing the food that feeds us. And yet these souls not only tend the earth but dedicate themselves to give back in large & small ways, like @farmermainguyen organizing for land reparations, or @namu_farm instilling seed knowledge among community, @kamayanfarm work for equity & healing on the land, or MA’O transforming youth leaders & restoring sacred lands. Your hands are the ones that touch the seeds, feel the shifting climate, & shape our food supply. There are so many more faces I don’t have pics of, & so many days in a year that can be dedicated to farmers. Meanwhile, thank you 🌱💗 & generations of ancestors, labor organizers & the stories visible or untold that shape this agricultural legacy. .
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#nationalfarmersday #farmersofcolor #womenfarmers #youngfarmers #smallfarmers
Happy belated National Farmer’s Day! Here’s to the committed farmers (& young ones to be) I’ve had the joy of learning from, growing with, & inspired by over the years. Farming has never been the easy path, & it’s only grown more uncertain w/ rising costs of land, a changing climate, & realities that small farmers - especially women & POCs - face while growing the food that feeds us. And yet these souls not only tend the earth but dedicate themselves to give back in large & small ways, like @farmermainguyen organizing for land reparations, or @namu_farm instilling seed knowledge among community, @kamayanfarm work for equity & healing on the land, or MA’O transforming youth leaders & restoring sacred lands. Your hands are the ones that touch the seeds, feel the shifting climate, & shape our food supply. There are so many more faces I don’t have pics of, & so many days in a year that can be dedicated to farmers. Meanwhile, thank you 🌱💗 & generations of ancestors, labor organizers & the stories visible or untold that shape this agricultural legacy. . . #nationalfarmersday  #farmersofcolor  #womenfarmers  #youngfarmers  #smallfarmers 
#farmgirlFriday Off to the tire shop!! I wish I could describe in words how exciting it is to have a 30 year old tractor and be able to find some original rims. Very cool for a girl like me! Oooh and this weather is perfect for shredding so let's git-r-done!! #fordtractors #ford1720 #tractorsofinstagram  #tomboylife #countrylife #farmersofcolor
This is exciting! I started my new job this week! Basically, I get to help people learn to farm! Right now, I am learning about our 2501 Grant, learning about my job, and doing a lot of research! This has been a full week, already! I even got to drive our new truck!
#springfieldcommunitygardens #scg #2501grant #sustainableaggriculture #regenerativeagriculture #organic #rodale #communitygardens #farmgardens #veteran #veteranfarmers #femaleveteran #farmersofcolor #sociallydisadvantagedfarmers #minorityfarmers #networking #resources #usda #usdaorganic #farmbill #greenecounty #webstercounty #food #farming #gardening #urbanfarming #communitykitchens #communityfoodproject #legacyfarms #marketgarden
This is exciting! I started my new job this week! Basically, I get to help people learn to farm! Right now, I am learning about our 2501 Grant, learning about my job, and doing a lot of research! This has been a full week, already! I even got to drive our new truck! #springfieldcommunitygardens  #scg  #2501grant  #sustainableaggriculture  #regenerativeagriculture  #organic  #rodale  #communitygardens  #farmgardens  #veteran  #veteranfarmers  #femaleveteran  #farmersofcolor  #sociallydisadvantagedfarmers  #minorityfarmers  #networking  #resources  #usda  #usdaorganic  #farmbill  #greenecounty  #webstercounty  #food  #farming  #gardening  #urbanfarming  #communitykitchens  #communityfoodproject  #legacyfarms  #marketgarden 
Celebrate fall and support the many faces of agriculture with a hyper-local, three course meal prepared by #jamesbeardaward winning chef Alex Young of @thestandardbistro . Event proceeds benefit @mifoodfarming ‘s important work supporting the many faces of farming. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 
#manyfacesofagriculture #veteranfarmers #beginningfarmers #youngfarmers #historicallyunderserved #womenwhofarm #farmher #farmersofcolor #missiondriven #growingthefuture #farmtotable #feast #eatingforacause #fallflavors #localfoodsemi #locallygrown #michigangrown #tastethelocaldifference #annarbor #salinemichigan #dextermi #chelseami #brightonmi #ypsilanti
Celebrate fall and support the many faces of agriculture with a hyper-local, three course meal prepared by #jamesbeardaward  winning chef Alex Young of @thestandardbistro . Event proceeds benefit @mifoodfarming ‘s important work supporting the many faces of farming. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - #manyfacesofagriculture  #veteranfarmers  #beginningfarmers  #youngfarmers  #historicallyunderserved  #womenwhofarm  #farmher  #farmersofcolor  #missiondriven  #growingthefuture  #farmtotable  #feast  #eatingforacause  #fallflavors  #localfoodsemi  #locallygrown  #michigangrown  #tastethelocaldifference  #annarbor  #salinemichigan  #dextermi  #chelseami  #brightonmi  #ypsilanti 
No market this week but we WILL be having a community workday this Saturday, October 6th from 12-5PM. Many hands make light work and we need yours on deck. Help us out! We’ll make sure you leave the farm with a lil something in your LUF tote. 😏

RSVP is strongly encouraged. See you there!
No market this week but we WILL be having a community workday this Saturday, October 6th from 12-5PM. Many hands make light work and we need yours on deck. Help us out! We’ll make sure you leave the farm with a lil something in your LUF tote. 😏 RSVP is strongly encouraged. See you there!
Last Saturday we hosted a NEFOC (Northeast Farmers of Color) gathering at Mama Claudia’s beautiful land in New Hampshire for updates and possibilities for mutual support. We voted to form a hiring committee to coordinate the land trust we are establishing with the goal of reparations and repatriation of land to Indigenous-Black-POC farmers and land stewards in NE. Job will be posted next week! #soulfirefarm #nefoc #landtrust #landispower #foodjustice #foodsovereignty #racialjustice #reparations #liberation #farmersofcolor
Last Saturday we hosted a NEFOC (Northeast Farmers of Color) gathering at Mama Claudia’s beautiful land in New Hampshire for updates and possibilities for mutual support. We voted to form a hiring committee to coordinate the land trust we are establishing with the goal of reparations and repatriation of land to Indigenous-Black-POC farmers and land stewards in NE. Job will be posted next week! #soulfirefarm  #nefoc  #landtrust  #landispower  #foodjustice  #foodsovereignty  #racialjustice  #reparations  #liberation  #farmersofcolor 
With these three amazing humans @catatumbo_coop sharing chisme, tulsi love, and bed prepping in the dark. #farmersofcolor #chicagofood #urbanagriculture #pocfarmers #localfood
Have you listened to the latest episode featuring D-Town Farm? If not, click the link in the bio and listen!
Have you listened to the latest episode featuring D-Town Farm? If not, click the link in the bio and listen!
Of course, at the Duchess County Fair, it wasn’t the locals who looked the fairest it was this macked out OG character who did not come to play.
Of course, at the Duchess County Fair, it wasn’t the locals who looked the fairest it was this macked out OG character who did not come to play.
The second episode is now live, featuring D-town farm and the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. Link in bio.
The second episode is now live, featuring D-town farm and the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. Link in bio.
This beautiful photograph of our early season team is by Gene Dominique, who is photographing black farmers across the nation for his project “Still Here - African American Farmers in the 21st Century”. The number of black farmers has steadily declined due to racist violence and discrimination policies, but black farmers are NOT obsolete. You can check out more of his work at genedominiquephotography.com #soulfirefarm #blackfarmers #farmersofcolor #foodjustice #foodsovereignty #racialjustice #landispower
This beautiful photograph of our early season team is by Gene Dominique, who is photographing black farmers across the nation for his project “Still Here - African American Farmers in the 21st Century”. The number of black farmers has steadily declined due to racist violence and discrimination policies, but black farmers are NOT obsolete. You can check out more of his work at genedominiquephotography.com #soulfirefarm  #blackfarmers  #farmersofcolor  #foodjustice  #foodsovereignty  #racialjustice  #landispower 
All the love and attention we put into the land has gifted us with the biggest onion bulbs. This is one of many that size! #soulfirefarm #farming #onions #landispower #farmersofcolor #foodsovereignty
Check out the article: bit.ly/SunDogSeeksHome "Land Access is the top challenge young farmers face." #Repost @sundog.farm (@get_repost)
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Hello, Friends! We got to share our Farm Story! Check out this article in @newfoodeconomy by @the_gastrognome! Link in profile.
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A big Thank You to @pccfarmlandtrust and their stellar team (including @amymorenosills and @mollygoren); their efforts in getting farmers connected with land is a massive and important undertaking.
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#wifewifefarmteam #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers #farmersofcolor #youngfarmers #firstgenerationfarmers #beginningfarmers #womenwhofarm #womeninag #womeninagriculture #kitsapgrown #farmtofarmer #pccfarmlandtrust
Check out the article: bit.ly/SunDogSeeksHome "Land Access is the top challenge young farmers face." #Repost  @sundog.farm (@get_repost) ・・・ Hello, Friends! We got to share our Farm Story! Check out this article in @newfoodeconomy by @the_gastrognome! Link in profile. ⠀ A big Thank You to @pccfarmlandtrust and their stellar team (including @amymorenosills and @mollygoren); their efforts in getting farmers connected with land is a massive and important undertaking. ⠀ #wifewifefarmteam  #queerswhofarm  #queerfarmers  #farmersofcolor  #youngfarmers  #firstgenerationfarmers  #beginningfarmers  #womenwhofarm  #womeninag  #womeninagriculture  #kitsapgrown  #farmtofarmer  #pccfarmlandtrust 
Hello, Friends! We got to share our Farm Story! Check out this article in @newfoodeconomy by @the_gastrognome! Link in profile.
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A big Thank You to @pccfarmlandtrust and their stellar team (including @amymorenosills and @mollygoren); their efforts in getting farmers connected with land is a massive and important undertaking.
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#wifewifefarmteam #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers #farmersofcolor #youngfarmers #firstgenerationfarmers #beginningfarmers #womenwhofarm #womeninag #womeninagriculture #kitsapgrown #farmtofarmer #pccfarmlandtrust
Hello, Friends! We got to share our Farm Story! Check out this article in @newfoodeconomy by @the_gastrognome! Link in profile. ⠀ A big Thank You to @pccfarmlandtrust and their stellar team (including @amymorenosills and @mollygoren); their efforts in getting farmers connected with land is a massive and important undertaking. ⠀ #wifewifefarmteam  #queerswhofarm  #queerfarmers  #farmersofcolor  #youngfarmers  #firstgenerationfarmers  #beginningfarmers  #womenwhofarm  #womeninag  #womeninagriculture  #kitsapgrown  #farmtofarmer  #pccfarmlandtrust 
Episode 2 will be live this week. In this episode, I speak with Shakara Tyler, a board member of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, about their mission and farm.
Episode 2 will be live this week. In this episode, I speak with Shakara Tyler, a board member of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, about their mission and farm.
Xamuel, you died too soon. We were gonna own land together and grow out seeds of our people. I'll keep our dreams of cooperative farming a regenerative healing oasis. I'll keep the trimmers you gave me sharp as well as all our memories together.
#farmersofcolor #youngfarmers
Xamuel, you died too soon. We were gonna own land together and grow out seeds of our people. I'll keep our dreams of cooperative farming a regenerative healing oasis. I'll keep the trimmers you gave me sharp as well as all our memories together. #farmersofcolor  #youngfarmers 
#Groundbreaking, eye-opening, forward-thinking workshop on Growing the Future of Food with Coops presented by @youngfarmers, SouthEast Michigan Producers Association, Inc, and Cooperative Development Institute! Bravi! 👏
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Topics included (1) diversifying age and racial demographics in USA farmers. Case in point: in USA farmers are 1% of population, and of those 1% only 6% are younger than 35 years old! Where's the succession planning?! (2) Farmer coop conversion training & education plus development support. (3) Indigenous, black and #peopleofcolor reparations. Successful models of #farmercoop. (4) Policy, advocacy, and farming, eg #FarmerEquityAct.
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#SproutChange 🌱
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#MySproutChange #WCNC18 #SocialCoop #Community #Cooperative #SocialEnterprise #WorkerCooperative #WorkerCoop #FoodJustice #UrbanFarming #FarmersofColor #JustEconomy #SolidarityEconomy #NewEconomy #FoodisMedicine #NoDigGarden #NaturalRemedies #HealingFoods #ShopWoo #WomeninAg #Ecopreneur #ClimateAction #FoodSecurity #Environment #LearningandDevelopment
#Groundbreaking , eye-opening, forward-thinking workshop on Growing the Future of Food with Coops presented by @youngfarmers, SouthEast Michigan Producers Association, Inc, and Cooperative Development Institute! Bravi! 👏 . Topics included (1) diversifying age and racial demographics in USA farmers. Case in point: in USA farmers are 1% of population, and of those 1% only 6% are younger than 35 years old! Where's the succession planning?! (2) Farmer coop conversion training & education plus development support. (3) Indigenous, black and #peopleofcolor  reparations. Successful models of #farmercoop . (4) Policy, advocacy, and farming, eg #FarmerEquityAct . . #SproutChange  🌱 . #MySproutChange  #WCNC18  #SocialCoop  #Community  #Cooperative  #SocialEnterprise  #WorkerCooperative  #WorkerCoop  #FoodJustice  #UrbanFarming  #FarmersofColor  #JustEconomy  #SolidarityEconomy  #NewEconomy  #FoodisMedicine  #NoDigGarden  #NaturalRemedies  #HealingFoods  #ShopWoo  #WomeninAg  #Ecopreneur  #ClimateAction  #FoodSecurity  #Environment  #LearningandDevelopment 
First stop on my road trip was visiting Quilen at @chicagoeco house to see the beautiful community work they are doing. Looking forward to scheming up some collaborative ideas for the future! A big thanks to @naaeestaff for bringing us together through the ee360 fellowship even though we apparently went to the same university and had friends in common 😁. Small world.
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#urbanagriculture #urbanfarming #farmersofcolor #tbt #chicago #community #outdooreducation #midwestcolorcamp #beenouthere #farmer #instagood
First stop on my road trip was visiting Quilen at @chicagoeco house to see the beautiful community work they are doing. Looking forward to scheming up some collaborative ideas for the future! A big thanks to @naaeestaff for bringing us together through the ee360 fellowship even though we apparently went to the same university and had friends in common 😁. Small world. . . . #urbanagriculture  #urbanfarming  #farmersofcolor  #tbt  #chicago  #community  #outdooreducation  #midwestcolorcamp  #beenouthere  #farmer  #instagood 
My momma @amjleon harvesting and bunching nabechan scallions this morning! These will be at the @pilsencommunitymarket tomorrow from 9-2 on 18th and Blue Island. Get your locally grown veggies from Lightly Farmed and @justrootschicago every Sunday until the season ends! #urbanagriculture #chicagofood #pilsen #farmersofcolor #localfood
My momma @amjleon harvesting and bunching nabechan scallions this morning! These will be at the @pilsencommunitymarket tomorrow from 9-2 on 18th and Blue Island. Get your locally grown veggies from Lightly Farmed and @justrootschicago every Sunday until the season ends! #urbanagriculture  #chicagofood  #pilsen  #farmersofcolor  #localfood 
Nearing the end of my urban farming training program I’m humbled by how much I’ve learned. When I first came home, not knowing how or where to connect, this program was an auspicious opportunity. I’ve witnessed tremendous growth personally, and in the hearts of my cohort. We’re a relatively diverse group with differing world/political views. The fact that we ended up working together is, quite honestly, a miracle.
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As deep as my understanding of farming has grown, so too has my concern for farmers of color. As we close out the season, I’m asking myself all manner of questions regarding how to facilitate reconnection. What solutions do POC and black communities, who have such complex relationships to the legacy of place and home, need in order to rebuild? I read an article that has helped to bring context and direction to the next phase of leaning. This quote solidified so much for me:
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“A century ago, the demographics looked much different. In 1920, before the Great Migration drew some six million African Americans to cities such as Chicago and New York, 14 percent of the farm owners in this country were black, at a time when only 10 percent of the population was. Collectively, those one million individuals owned 15 million acres of land. Over the ensuing decades, however, these farmers left agriculture at a rate three times faster than their Caucasian counterparts, and by 1992, the percentage of U.S. farms owned by African Americans had dwindled to less than one percent.”
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There’s a link in my profile to the full article titled “Black Land Matters”, by Brian Barth published last month with @modfarm
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#farmersofcolor #blackfarmersmatter #modernfarmer 
#urbanfarmingandhealing
Nearing the end of my urban farming training program I’m humbled by how much I’ve learned. When I first came home, not knowing how or where to connect, this program was an auspicious opportunity. I’ve witnessed tremendous growth personally, and in the hearts of my cohort. We’re a relatively diverse group with differing world/political views. The fact that we ended up working together is, quite honestly, a miracle. _ As deep as my understanding of farming has grown, so too has my concern for farmers of color. As we close out the season, I’m asking myself all manner of questions regarding how to facilitate reconnection. What solutions do POC and black communities, who have such complex relationships to the legacy of place and home, need in order to rebuild? I read an article that has helped to bring context and direction to the next phase of leaning. This quote solidified so much for me: _ “A century ago, the demographics looked much different. In 1920, before the Great Migration drew some six million African Americans to cities such as Chicago and New York, 14 percent of the farm owners in this country were black, at a time when only 10 percent of the population was. Collectively, those one million individuals owned 15 million acres of land. Over the ensuing decades, however, these farmers left agriculture at a rate three times faster than their Caucasian counterparts, and by 1992, the percentage of U.S. farms owned by African Americans had dwindled to less than one percent.” _ There’s a link in my profile to the full article titled “Black Land Matters”, by Brian Barth published last month with @modfarm _ #farmersofcolor  #blackfarmersmatter  #modernfarmer  #urbanfarmingandhealing 
Still harvesting cherry tomatoes in both our home garden, and on the farm. I’d like to try my hand at homemade paste. If you have other recipes you love, for either short or long term storage, send them my way! 🍅
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#farmersofcolor #cherrytomato #environmentalphotography
Still harvesting cherry tomatoes in both our home garden, and on the farm. I’d like to try my hand at homemade paste. If you have other recipes you love, for either short or long term storage, send them my way! 🍅 _ #farmersofcolor  #cherrytomato  #environmentalphotography 
Dehydrated some beauties to enjoy after tomato season! 🍅 #farmersofcolor #localfood #pocfarmers #urbanagriculture #wchincubator
The more practiced I become with acupuncture + farming + photography, the more I understand the common ground that they share. Each requires an exquisite trust of the senses, especially touch. The refined ability to sense what is happening beneath the fingertips, whether feeling someone’s pulse, digging hands into the earth, or knowing the exact moment when to snap the shutter. It is a skill I look forward to improving for the rest of my life. 
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Together, these practices have opened up my mind and heart in new and unexpected ways. I’m passionate about working within that sweet spot where each intersects with the other. The space where food and medicine and art create a world of possibility. 
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Model: @solasapphire • 📸: @straked 
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#acupuncture #farmersofcolor #environmentalphotography #intersectionality
The more practiced I become with acupuncture + farming + photography, the more I understand the common ground that they share. Each requires an exquisite trust of the senses, especially touch. The refined ability to sense what is happening beneath the fingertips, whether feeling someone’s pulse, digging hands into the earth, or knowing the exact moment when to snap the shutter. It is a skill I look forward to improving for the rest of my life. _ Together, these practices have opened up my mind and heart in new and unexpected ways. I’m passionate about working within that sweet spot where each intersects with the other. The space where food and medicine and art create a world of possibility. _ Model: @solasapphire • 📸: @straked _ #acupuncture  #farmersofcolor  #environmentalphotography  #intersectionality 
Love being able to breathe in fresh air on this lovely harvest day! Not pictured: our fantastic volunteer, Van, and our turnips.
#seattlecommunityfarm #acrs #harvestday #farmersofcolor #beans #tomatoes #zucchini #cucumber #cilantro #turnips
Reshare: This is the first week without our awesome #DukeEngage intern, @kailai.lin . Tommy was with us for eight weeks and taught us more than we taught him! Tommy, we already miss your easy laugh, great questions, enthusiasm, and most of all, we miss your presence on the farm. Good luck in all you do, we know it will be awesome!
#internsrock #seattlecommunityfarm #acrs #farmersofcolor 📷: @seattlecommunityfarm
Reshare: This is the first week without our awesome #DukeEngage  intern, @kailai.lin . Tommy was with us for eight weeks and taught us more than we taught him! Tommy, we already miss your easy laugh, great questions, enthusiasm, and most of all, we miss your presence on the farm. Good luck in all you do, we know it will be awesome! #internsrock  #seattlecommunityfarm  #acrs  #farmersofcolor  📷: @seattlecommunityfarm
Have you listened to the first episode featuring Yemi Amu of @okofarms? If not, click the link in the bio and tune in.
Have you listened to the first episode featuring Yemi Amu of @okofarms? If not, click the link in the bio and tune in.
The full episode featuring Yemi Amu of @okofarms is now live. Please listen and share. Link in bio.
The full episode featuring Yemi Amu of @okofarms is now live. Please listen and share. Link in bio.
Baby bittermelon and today’s breakfast ft yellow watermelon from the farm! #chicagofarmer #chicagofood #urbanagriculture #pocfarmer #localfood #farmersofcolor
This is the first week without our awesome #DukeEngage intern, @kailai.lin . Tommy was with us for eight weeks and taught us more than we taught him! Tommy, we already miss your easy laugh, great questions, enthusiasm, and most of all, we miss your presence on the farm. Good luck in all you do, we know it will be awesome!
#internsrock #seattlecommunityfarm #acrs #farmersofcolor
This is the first week without our awesome #DukeEngage  intern, @kailai.lin . Tommy was with us for eight weeks and taught us more than we taught him! Tommy, we already miss your easy laugh, great questions, enthusiasm, and most of all, we miss your presence on the farm. Good luck in all you do, we know it will be awesome! #internsrock  #seattlecommunityfarm  #acrs  #farmersofcolor 
A preview of the first episode featuring Yemi Amu of @okofarms
A preview of the first episode featuring Yemi Amu of @okofarms
There is nothing quite as satisfying as the burst of flavor from a tomato picked ripe from the vine. 🍅 So thrilled to be sharing these beautiful homies in abundance with our CSA customers and Farmers Market friends. Here’s to a blessed week, and Eclipse. 🌙
There is nothing quite as satisfying as the burst of flavor from a tomato picked ripe from the vine. 🍅 So thrilled to be sharing these beautiful homies in abundance with our CSA customers and Farmers Market friends. Here’s to a blessed week, and Eclipse. 🌙
Some of the findings from the @kk_andp study on Charlotte's food systems. For us to be as big & forward thinking as we claim, we seriously are behind in this area. We need to do better. Our Farmers are underpaid & our Farmers market is inadequately equipped with the tools it needs to feed & educate the masses. #charlotte #charlottenc #foodadvocacy #foodsystems #farmersmarket #farmersofcolor #immigrantfarmers #foodinsecurity #foodeducation #foodaccess #agriculture #foodtourism #untappedpotential #healthycommunities #healthyfamilies #healthylifestyle
Some of the findings from the @kk_andp study on Charlotte's food systems. For us to be as big & forward thinking as we claim, we seriously are behind in this area. We need to do better. Our Farmers are underpaid & our Farmers market is inadequately equipped with the tools it needs to feed & educate the masses. #charlotte  #charlottenc  #foodadvocacy  #foodsystems  #farmersmarket  #farmersofcolor  #immigrantfarmers  #foodinsecurity  #foodeducation  #foodaccess  #agriculture  #foodtourism  #untappedpotential  #healthycommunities  #healthyfamilies  #healthylifestyle 
We're really inspired by Soulfire Farm, a farm in Petersburg, NY working to “end racism and injustice in our food system.” @soulfirefarm offers community programs, farm training, and even a CSA share on a sliding scale. You can show your support by volunteering on one of their monthly community farm days or by donating to them to make sure their mission continues on and thrives! Go check them out! 📸: Soul Fire Farm website .
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#soulfirefarm #farming #community #handsonland #farmersofcolor #farmers #intersectionality #intersectionalfeminism #foodjustice #foodjusticematters #foodtothepeople #equalityforall #equalrights #foodsovereignty #localfood #cooperative #supportlocal #supportfarmers #racialjustice #socialjustice #foodactivism #communityfarming #foodsystem
We're really inspired by Soulfire Farm, a farm in Petersburg, NY working to “end racism and injustice in our food system.” @soulfirefarm offers community programs, farm training, and even a CSA share on a sliding scale. You can show your support by volunteering on one of their monthly community farm days or by donating to them to make sure their mission continues on and thrives! Go check them out! 📸: Soul Fire Farm website . . . . #soulfirefarm  #farming  #community  #handsonland  #farmersofcolor  #farmers  #intersectionality  #intersectionalfeminism  #foodjustice  #foodjusticematters  #foodtothepeople  #equalityforall  #equalrights  #foodsovereignty  #localfood  #cooperative  #supportlocal  #supportfarmers  #racialjustice  #socialjustice  #foodactivism  #communityfarming  #foodsystem 
Here I have a small sampling of coriander from the cilantro planted earlier in the season. A life cycle in the palm of my hand. 
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One of the most important learning experiences of this urban farming program, for me, has centered on seed. The process of life unfurling. The significance of warmth and moisture. The simultaneous fragility and strength. These are the memories that will continue to teach me. 
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Before I entered graduate school I talked with my granny and told her how excited I was to learn about herbs. She looked at me in a way that let me know she was proud. She told me how glad she was that I chose to follow the path toward herbal medicine. And I think image embodies what she had in mind – to utilize the skills she taught me, and reclaim connection to the Earth and all the healing she provides. I am so thankful for all the time I had with my grandmother from the garden, to the kitchen. 
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#herbalmedicine #earthmedicine #farmersofcolor
Here I have a small sampling of coriander from the cilantro planted earlier in the season. A life cycle in the palm of my hand. _ One of the most important learning experiences of this urban farming program, for me, has centered on seed. The process of life unfurling. The significance of warmth and moisture. The simultaneous fragility and strength. These are the memories that will continue to teach me. _ Before I entered graduate school I talked with my granny and told her how excited I was to learn about herbs. She looked at me in a way that let me know she was proud. She told me how glad she was that I chose to follow the path toward herbal medicine. And I think image embodies what she had in mind – to utilize the skills she taught me, and reclaim connection to the Earth and all the healing she provides. I am so thankful for all the time I had with my grandmother from the garden, to the kitchen. _ #herbalmedicine  #earthmedicine  #farmersofcolor 
Y’all there is no better place than Michigan in the summer! This past Friday I had the privilege of visiting Barbara Norman’s Blueberry Patch, a 5th generation black-owned farm in Covert, MI with a long history of integration. Afterward we swam in freezing Lake Michigan and got soaked in a torrential rain storm. It was the best. But I still miss y’alls cute queer parties in NYC ❤️🌈
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#michigan #qtpoc #farm #blackfarmers #optoutside #grow #ruralresistance #beenouthere #agriculture #blueberries #covert #summer #happiness #lakemichigan #farmersofcolor
Y’all there is no better place than Michigan in the summer! This past Friday I had the privilege of visiting Barbara Norman’s Blueberry Patch, a 5th generation black-owned farm in Covert, MI with a long history of integration. Afterward we swam in freezing Lake Michigan and got soaked in a torrential rain storm. It was the best. But I still miss y’alls cute queer parties in NYC ❤️🌈 . . . #michigan  #qtpoc  #farm  #blackfarmers  #optoutside  #grow  #ruralresistance  #beenouthere  #agriculture  #blueberries  #covert  #summer  #happiness  #lakemichigan  #farmersofcolor 
CSA harvest day for #northportlandclinic  part of @csapartnershipsforhealth program. Thanks to @growportland for the bin usage. Thanks to @oregonfoodbank for the beautiful opportunity to grow produce for some many families. #supportlocalfarmers #farmersofcolor #getyourgreens #csa #unityfarmpdx
Totally thought our raspberry transplants didn’t take, but found these beauties today! 
#raspberries #seattlecommunityfarm #acrs #farmersofcolor
Transitioning plants from the greenhouse to the ground can be stressful for seedlings in the same way moving into a new environment can be for us. Even when we outgrow our containers and are ready for change it can scary! But provided with enough water, sunshine, and love even the roughest transitions can be made smooth. #soulfirefarm #blackandbrownfarmers #farmersofcolor #handsonland #lifeonland
Transitioning plants from the greenhouse to the ground can be stressful for seedlings in the same way moving into a new environment can be for us. Even when we outgrow our containers and are ready for change it can scary! But provided with enough water, sunshine, and love even the roughest transitions can be made smooth. #soulfirefarm  #blackandbrownfarmers  #farmersofcolor  #handsonland  #lifeonland 
Packets of seeds at @namu_farm. “How plants adapt to warming temperatures will determine the future of feeding the planet.” I wrote about crops, culture, & climate change. Link in bio.
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#seeds #seedsaving #climatechange #organicfarming #californiafarm #globalwarming #farmersofcolor #namufarm #journalism #popula #populamedia
We love discovering fruiting plants on the farm! 
#seattlecommunityfarm #acrs #farmersofcolor #cucumbers #zucchini #royalburgundybeans
Had the chance to head up to Sacramento and stop in at #RKelleyFarms today. What a great place! The smell of the melons was so intense. And the colors of the veg? Really incredible. I even learned about ways to prepare black eyed beans from the matriarch of a family that came up to pick their own beans (curry and stir fry for the young beans, blanch and freeze the mature beans for use throughout the year 😉). Needless to say I went over budget on veggies 😏😃.
#SWSEats #SWSOutAndAbout #CaliforniaBounty #eatyourveggies #thoseonionstho #farmtotable
Had the chance to head up to Sacramento and stop in at #RKelleyFarms  today. What a great place! The smell of the melons was so intense. And the colors of the veg? Really incredible. I even learned about ways to prepare black eyed beans from the matriarch of a family that came up to pick their own beans (curry and stir fry for the young beans, blanch and freeze the mature beans for use throughout the year 😉). Needless to say I went over budget on veggies 😏😃. #SWSEats  #SWSOutAndAbout  #CaliforniaBounty  #eatyourveggies  #thoseonionstho  #farmtotable 
@slowfoodusa #slowfoodnations Food for Change Talk on “The Impact of Capitalism on Food” with panelists (L-R) Paolo Di Croce, Gail Myers, Moderator Tom Philpott + Raj Patel. Myers, founder of Freedom Farmers Market supports the organization of cooperatives offering, “If 10 farmers owned the land, it would be 10 times harder to get farmers off of the land.”
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#slowfood #slowfoodmovement #slowfoodusa #goodcleanfair #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #foodconference #foodgathering #foodfestival #denver #denvercolorado #motherjones #anticapitalism #anticapitalist #paneldiscussion #farmer #blackfarmers #farmersofcolor #farmercooperative #cooperative
@slowfoodusa #slowfoodnations  Food for Change Talk on “The Impact of Capitalism on Food” with panelists (L-R) Paolo Di Croce, Gail Myers, Moderator Tom Philpott + Raj Patel. Myers, founder of Freedom Farmers Market supports the organization of cooperatives offering, “If 10 farmers owned the land, it would be 10 times harder to get farmers off of the land.” . . . #slowfood  #slowfoodmovement  #slowfoodusa  #goodcleanfair  #nonprofit  #nonprofitorganization  #foodconference  #foodgathering  #foodfestival  #denver  #denvercolorado  #motherjones  #anticapitalism  #anticapitalist  #paneldiscussion  #farmer  #blackfarmers  #farmersofcolor  #farmercooperative  #cooperative 
This beauty doesn’t need a filter.
#calendula #seattlecommunityfarm #acrs #farmersofcolor
We harvested some radishes that live up to their name (pink beauties) and lettuce as big as Tommy’s head! 
#seattlecommunityfarm #acrs #urbanfarming #farmersofcolor #radish #lettuce
Akello’s out here teaching our youth proper farm tool usage. Our summer youth program was welcomed by a week of 100 degree temps and I’m happy to report I only died once. My crew is a good crew.
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#farmersofcolor #blackfarmers #detroit #dayjob #summer #heat #michigan #urbanfarming #urbanagriculture #qtpoc #interlockingroots #midwestcolorcamp #sun #melanin #instagood
Our small but mighty crew of volunteers gave much needed breathing room to our cukes and zukes this morning! We just love our volunteers!
#seattlecommunityfarm #acrs #urbanfarming #cucumber #zucchini #farmersofcolor #volunteersrock
My emotions are all over the place lately.  But in the middle of the emotions there is this.  Whether I feel hopeful or bold or afraid or angry, this exists.  This beautiful country and this food, grown right here.  Wild and cultivated, grown with affection and hope and sometimes courage. Today I helped in the school garden and I came home with an assortment of goodies, some grown on site and some freely given and some growing on their own, untended, up on the hill. And then later we went to the farmers market.  There are so many stalls run by small family farms there and many of them manned by an abuela or a mijito. ... I’m sometimes so lost as a Mexican American person here in Oregon.  But seeing my people doing their thing and growing beautiful food and bringing it to the market and displaying it with pride ... I feel like I’m not that far from home and that everything is going to be okay.  #quieromuchoamigente #xicanainoregon
My emotions are all over the place lately. But in the middle of the emotions there is this. Whether I feel hopeful or bold or afraid or angry, this exists. This beautiful country and this food, grown right here. Wild and cultivated, grown with affection and hope and sometimes courage. Today I helped in the school garden and I came home with an assortment of goodies, some grown on site and some freely given and some growing on their own, untended, up on the hill. And then later we went to the farmers market. There are so many stalls run by small family farms there and many of them manned by an abuela or a mijito. ... I’m sometimes so lost as a Mexican American person here in Oregon. But seeing my people doing their thing and growing beautiful food and bringing it to the market and displaying it with pride ... I feel like I’m not that far from home and that everything is going to be okay. #quieromuchoamigente  #xicanainoregon 
There's a lot of love going around. It's the beginning of Summer! Tomorrow, we are holding a fund-raiser for our just right to offer freshly farmed food. Natural good food is not a luxury, it is a birth right. We're in the slow food movement for the long term. We want justice for people who have intentionally been marginalized by an industrialized food and agricultural system that seeks to suck your blood- of its basic nutrients and life force. We stand for peace and understanding. And we willfully work toward inclusion of all people, land creatures, ancestor Spirits and elements of the Earth. We do this through radical art and sharing food. Thanks to the Ones who have come before us, who guide and lead the way. We are everything because of them.💜
🙏🏽Blessings on you and your lot.🌿 .
Featuring sounds by @baronhawkpoitier @r.l_music, nourishment by @sjbine and @mahatti, and lots of volunteer assistance from our communities. #gratefulearth

#blackfarmers #queerfarmers #farmersofcolor #slowfood #natural #cooperativecommunity #tribevibe #immuneboost #gardenconcertseries #love #blackandbrown #queerblackfarmers #qpocfarm #communityfarm #farmforcommunity #lovefest #hopeforourfuture #happybody #happybrain #kickback #dcarts #artnow #artforrevolution #artsxaction #thoughtfulentertainment #afrofolk #bluesmusic #home
There's a lot of love going around. It's the beginning of Summer! Tomorrow, we are holding a fund-raiser for our just right to offer freshly farmed food. Natural good food is not a luxury, it is a birth right. We're in the slow food movement for the long term. We want justice for people who have intentionally been marginalized by an industrialized food and agricultural system that seeks to suck your blood- of its basic nutrients and life force. We stand for peace and understanding. And we willfully work toward inclusion of all people, land creatures, ancestor Spirits and elements of the Earth. We do this through radical art and sharing food. Thanks to the Ones who have come before us, who guide and lead the way. We are everything because of them.💜 🙏🏽Blessings on you and your lot.🌿 . Featuring sounds by @baronhawkpoitier @r.l_music, nourishment by @sjbine and @mahatti, and lots of volunteer assistance from our communities. #gratefulearth  #blackfarmers  #queerfarmers  #farmersofcolor  #slowfood  #natural  #cooperativecommunity  #tribevibe  #immuneboost  #gardenconcertseries  #love  #blackandbrown  #queerblackfarmers  #qpocfarm  #communityfarm  #farmforcommunity  #lovefest  #hopeforourfuture  #happybody  #happybrain  #kickback  #dcarts  #artnow  #artforrevolution  #artsxaction  #thoughtfulentertainment  #afrofolk  #bluesmusic  #home 
Just a happy girl in her happy place. And special thanks to my Sweet Husband for the air conditioners. Summer never felt so good!!!! #countrylife #homesweethome #brazosbottom #farmersofcolor #summerinTexas
Magic happens when black and brown people get together on land to be in community with each other. So blessed to spend this weekend celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Black and Latinx Farmers Immersion program with all these beautiful people. It’s been incredible sharing space with everyone! #soulfirefarm #blfi #blackandlatinxfarmers #farmersofcolor #handsonland #landispower #liberation #solidarity #foodjustice #foodsovereignty