June Farming for Justice Recording- From Gun Violence to Homesteading

In this Farming for Justice webinar, Chantel Johnson speaks about her journey surviving the impacts of gun violence to creating and operating, Off Grid in Color, a farming business that uses sustainability as a tool for healing and building intentional community.

Chantel’s presentation is a timely and emotional one- this discussion took place in the midst of the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, sparked by the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and other countless black and brown people lost to systemic injustice and police brutality. Attending this event was transformative, beneficial, empowering, and a great resource centered on how black and brown people can take back our power and transform our communities, food system, bodies and minds.

More about the presenter: As a farmer, doula and a counselor with a Masters in Social Work, Chantel embraces holistic practices including agriculture, restorative living and the power of healing. Chantel Johnson is passionate about helping lead people back to enjoying simple ways of living while reconnecting with their inner spirit. Chantel’s passions are effectuated everyday. As a social worker, doula, and homesteader in North Carolina, she is able to teach and show people a nontraditional way of living. In today’s day and age that’s just what the soul needs. Since obtaining her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Washington and moving to North Carolina, her life visions have continued to expand. She has since received her doula certification from G.R.R.A.C.E.E. National Doula Academy and has devoted her energies to homesteading. Her visions are continually growing and she hopes to help nurture the visions of others in her larger community with her teachings and ever-expanding knowledge. Farmers are one of the important healers of the land, a powerhouse to the local economy, and the provider of nourishment. To learn more about Chantel visit the Off Grid In Color website: https://offgridincolors.com

Donations can be made to directly to Off Grid In Color here: paypal.me/offgridincolor

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