Learning to Farm the Land!

Blog by: Zian Bustamante, Groundswell Communications Intern As spring unfolds, so has the pilot Farmer Training Program! At the end of March, Groundswell launched the Farmer Training Program which facilitates connections between BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) aspiring farmers and the land. Over the course of the last month, the cohort spent time learning…

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Farming For Justice Recording- Soul Food As Healing: Reclaiming Narratives Around African American Foodways and Food Systems with Dr. Lindsey Lunsford

This Farming for Justice discussion we were joined by scholar, activist, and agriculture advocate Dr. Lindsey Lunsford. We hope that you enjoy this recording and share this discussion widely. The food we eat and the stories that surround it speak volumes about who we are and where we come from. White supremacy and anti-Blackness have…

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Farming For Justice Recording- Returning Buffalo to Native Nations to Strengthen Land and People

This Farming for Justice discussion we were joined by Wizipan Little Elk. Wizi is the CEO and the visionary behind the Wolakota Buffalo Range. The Wolakota Buffalo Range is a visionary project that harnesses the power of public, private, and governmental partnerships to allow the Sicangu Lakota (people of Rosebud) to strengthen their sovereignty. At 28,000…

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Farming For Justice Recording- 7Gen Food System: An Indigenous Vision for Food that Grows a Nation

This Farming for Justice discussion we were joined by Matte Wilson, Food Sovereignty Director of the Sicangu Community Development Corporation. The Sicangu Community Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization serving the Sicangu (see-CHAHN-ghoo) Lakota Oyate (oh-YAH-tay). The Sicangu Food Sovereignty Initiative envisions a sovereign food system that nourishes and heals Lakota people and land for…

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December Farming for Justice Recording- Fair Food in the Time of COVID-19 with The Coalition of Immokalee Workers

December’s Farming for Justice discussion was led by Oscar Otzoy of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a worker-based human rights organization internationally recognized for its achievements in fighting human trafficking and gender-based violence at work. This fall, farmworker leaders of the CIW are traveled virtually from Immokalee to join us…

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September Farming for Justice Recording-Indigenous Land Management and Cultural Preservation: How We Care for Ourselves and Culture Through Land Stewardship

September’s Farming for Justice discussion was led by Alexas Esposito and Joe Soto of the Traditional Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Healing(TCIKH). They shared their approach to returning to nature to heal their communities and themselves from intergenerational trauma through the technical and spiritual significance of seeds. In this video you will get a comprehensive…

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May Farming Justice for Recording- Creating Interdependent Communities Through Food Justice

In July’s Farming for Justice discussion Kabui dove into the ways interdependent communities organize to create unique solutions to foster food sovereignty, interdependent communities, and lower carbon footprints. In this webinar, we learned how small scale agriculture is a core pillar of building a more sustainable food system, through the lens of Kabui’s lived experience…

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Agriculture’s Lens for a Changing America

by Gail Patrice Lockert Anthony Agriculture in Africa began about 7000 BC in Central Africa and approximately 5200 BC in the Sahara (the Sahara had a much different biome then). Black and Brown communities have farmed, gardened, and produced their own food for millennia. We understood the land and tools and growing cycles. We understood…

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