Having Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm on the Positively Green Podcast was such an inspiring and necessary experience. In this episode we talk all about Leah's book Farming While Black, her Haitian heritage, and how we can support BIPOC farmers in the work towards land access and food sovereignty.
Leah Penniman, mother, farmer, ordained spiritual teacher, and author co-founded Soul Fire Farm, an 80 acre farm in New York, with the mission of reclaiming the inherent right to belong to the earth and have agency in the food system for Black and Brown people.
She has led thousands through farmer trainings, on her 80 acre farm in New York and internationally in Mexico, Haiti, and Ghana, building solidarity with different communities to strengthen local food systems. Leah’s book Farming While Black is a love song for the earth and her peoples.
During this episode we hear Leah’s stories about:
You’ll also learn about Suzette, and how growing up Haitian in the San Francisco Bay Area inspired her lifelong planting and cooking journey.
Thanks for stopping by Green Willow Homestead! From chicken rearing to composting, we've got our hands full and we love sharing what we've learned along the way. Follow along as we turn the 80 acres we call home into a farm that serves its community and a homestead that nourishes us throughout the seasons.
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Favorite Books of 2021
2. Braiding Sweetgrass
3. As Long As Grass Grows
4. The Small Scale Poultry Flock
5. The Zero Waste Solution