Some of our most cherished regenerative farming practices — from organic agriculture to the farm cooperative and the CSA — have roots in African wisdom. Yet, discrimination and violence against African-American farmers have led to their decline from 14% of all growers in 1920 to less than 2% today, with a corresponding loss of over 14 million acres of land. Further, Black and Brown communities suffer disproportionately from illnesses related to lack of access to fresh food and healthy natural ecosystems. Soul Fire Farm is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system and restoring our ancestral connection to the land. Through innovative programs such as the BIPOC Farmers Immersion, a sliding-scale farmshare CSA, and Youth Food Justice leadership training, Soul Fire Farm is part of a global network of farmers working to increase farmland stewardship by people of color, restore Afro-indigenous farming practices, and end food apartheid. Join us for this immersive field day to learn how you too can be part of the movement for food sovereignty and help build a food system based on justice, dignity, and abundance for all members of our community.
Lunch is not included with any field day. Please either purchase a lunch option in Step 6 of registration or make other arrangements.
Travel Time: Please note that travel time for this field day, from the conference center, will be approximately 1 1/2 hours each way via bus. Please plan on arriving to the bus departure point at 7:30 am (after registering) to ensure a smooth check-in process. If you plan on driving to the field day in your own vehicle please contact Raphael at email@example.com to coordinate.