Join on us on a walk to the Pawpaw Patch! We’ll harvest the custardy fruit to process pulp for eating and seeds for planting. While we walk, harvest, and eat, we’ll talk about the history and cultivation of Pawpaw and imagine their presence in riparian orchards and forest gardens, as well as other abundant gifts that woods and water have to offer. Propagating Pawpaw is pretty easy, so we’ll share ways to grow your own small-scale nursery of food and medicine for land and culture. If there’s time, we might plant some Willow stakes and look around a nearby backyard nursery to learn how they can support livelihood, subsistence, and sharing with others. Plant propagation is a vital practice of food sovereignty and ecological restoration! We’ll connect plant propagation with growing movements that resist violence and waste and emphasize ecological restoration as part of reparations and restorative justice. Come with your stories, knowledge, and questions while we harvest and plant riparian buffers!
“A theory and action training for farming and food justice leaders to uproot systemic racism in our organizations and society.”
Program Overview: The Uprooting Racism training is a theory and action workshop for environmental and food justice leaders to uproot systemic racism in our organizations and society. We delve deep into the history and structural realities of racial injustice and develop an understanding of the movement strategies of frontlines communities struggling for food sovereignty. We will examine our personal and societal roles of complicity in and resistance to the system. Much of the time will be spent developing tangible action plans – to use of sphere of influence to uproot these oppressions. True to Soul Fire Farm’s values and culture, this work will be rooted in fierce love, courageous self-reflection, and healing connection to land.
Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC*-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. We raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid. With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of our ancestors, we work to reclaim our collective right to belong to the earth and to have agency in the food system. We bring diverse communities together on this healing land to share skills on sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health, and environmental justice. We are training the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthening the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination.
*Black, Indigenous, People of Color
Potential Topics Covered
History of racism and resistance in the food system
Current inequities in the food system
Guidelines for dismantling white supremacy
Organizational anti-racist audit
Intersectionality and privilege
Contributions of identity groups to food justice – Black, Latinx, Asian, Multiracial, LGBTQIA
Redlining, gentrification, and urban agriculture
Courageous conversations and “calling in”
Food justice policy strategy
Strategic action planning
Bring your lunch, join us for a new speaker each week!
Free events, no registration required!