Epub ☆ Farming While Black ï 368 pages

Epub Farming While Black

Epub ☆ Farming While Black ï 368 pages ✓ Choice Reviews Outstanding Academic TitleIn 1920 14 percent of all land owning US farmers were black Today less than 2 percent of farms are controlled by black people a loss of over 14 million acres and the result of discrimination and dispossession While farm management is among the Distinct technical contributions of African heritage people to sustainable agriculture At Soul Fire Farm author Leah Penniman co created the Black and Latinx Farmers Immersion BLFI program as a container for new farmers to share growing skills in a culturally relevant and supportive environment led by people of color Farming While Black organizes and expands upon the curriculum of the BLFI to provide readers with a concise guide to all aspects of small scale farming from business planning to preserving the harvest Throughout the chapters Penniman uplifts the wisdom of the African diasporic farmers and activists whose work informs the techniues described from whole farm planning soil fertility seed selection and Easy and informative read I read it a few months back so not fresh in my head any However from what i recall this is what I liked about the bookIt was a call to action get involved in agriculture at any level from growing your own supporting those who do politics creating a community around it somethingCommunity is a theme that runs throughout the bookblack history summary was goodresources for black and brown farmers herbalists etcspiritual component earth as a living being honoring and respecting landhighlights the history and contributions black people have made to the sustainable agriculture movement We were and are the movement YET we go unseen raised bed polycultures composting use of nitrogen fixers pick your own CSA etcIt's a technical guiderecipesseeds with African historyreparations map

Leah Penniman ï Farming While Black Pdf

Agroecology to using whole foods in culturally appropriate recipes sharing stories of ancestors and tools for healing from the trauma associated with slavery and economic exploitation on the land Woven throughout the book is the story of Soul Fire Farm a national leader in the food justice movement The technical information is designed for farmers and gardeners with beginning to intermediate experience For those with experience the book provides a fresh lens on practices that may have been taken for granted as ahistorical or strictly European Black ancestors and contemporaries have always been leaders and continue to lead in the sustainable agriculture and food justice movements It is time for all of us to liste Beautifully written inspiring and yet real Cooperative farming which is vital for the future of saving productive land is being revived by farmer leaders of color and of marginalized communities who are setting their goals at the systemic level to build true food sovereignty even as they dig in the dirt to feed their families and neighbors nutritious glorious food This is a primer for organizers and growers at the same time and marks a next step in the transfer of power happening in this hemisphere

Epub · Farming While Black ï Leah Penniman

Farming While Black Choice Reviews Outstanding Academic TitleIn 1920 14 percent of all land owning US farmers were black Today less than 2 percent of farms are controlled by black people a loss of over 14 million acres and the result of discrimination and dispossession While farm management is among the whitest of professions farm labor is predominantly brown and exploited and people of color disproportionately live in food apartheid neighborhoods and suffer from diet related illness The system is built on stolen land and stolen labor and needs a redesign Farming While Black is the first comprehensive how to guide for aspiring African heritage growers to reclaim their dignity as agriculturists and for all farmers to understand the I'm not the target demographic for the book but I wish it had been available to me 30 years ago Besides addressing the relationship of Black and Latinx people to the land it's also a very thorough introduction to small scale farming for newcomers It traces the author's path to success a journey from urban gardener to owner of acres of marginal land in the country and operator of a successful CSA My son had the good fortune to be a student of Ms Penniman's while in high school She is a person of seemingly boundless energy and is doing truly important work to reconnect urban youth of color with the land I have great admiration for her and her work