Had a fantastic weekend at the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, NC. The highlight was the presentation and book signing for Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm. She makes a strong case for the brown and black people who are called to the land and want to heed that call.
I am not alone!
Some of our most cherished sustainable farming practices have roots in African wisdom. Yet, discrimination and violence against African-American farmers has led to their 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...