Black Agrarian Wisdom

This session of the Young Farmers Conference was streamed live on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at Stone Barns Center.

Some of our most cherished sustainable farming practices have roots in African wisdom. Yet discrimination and violence against African-American farmers has led to their decline to less than 2 percent of farmers today, and many Black communities lack access to fresh food and nature. Join us to learn how you can join the national effort for food and land sovereignty for all growers. Together we will (1) Learn how specific sustainable farming practices, like raised beds, polycropping, rotation grazing, the CSA, et al. have roots in African agrarianism; (2) Explore the legacy of land-based oppression that has impacted the Black community and examples of resistance over time; (3) Engage in conversation about current and future land sovereignty work in Black-Indigenous communities.

Speaker: Leah Penniman