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Leah Penniman lives in Grafton, New York, where she is the co-director of Soul Fire Farm. She’s the author of Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land. Her areas of leadership at Soul Fire include youth educational programming, international solidarity with Haitian farmers, food justice organizing, teaching aerial silk trapeze, and anything that involves heavy lifting, sweat, and soil.

Op-ed: An Afro-Indigenous Approach to Agriculture and Food Security

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Black Farmers Are Embracing Climate-Resilient Farming

At Soul Fire Farm, a BIPOC-centered community farm, farmers learn regenerative methods such as heavy mulching and intercropping. Photo from Soul Fire Farm

A New Generation of Black Farmers Is Returning to the Land

Members of the Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust. (Photo by Matt Feinstein)

By Reconnecting With Soil, We Heal the Planet and Ourselves

Participants of Soul Fire Farm’s training program transplant pepper seedlings. Photo by Neshima Vitale-Penniman.

Radical Farmers Use Fresh Food to Fight Racial Injustice and the New Jim Crow