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The Positively Green Podcast

Feb 14, 2022

Leah Penniman, mother, farmer, ordained spiritual teacher, and author co-founded Soul Fire Farm, an 80-acre farm in New York, with the mission of reclaiming the inherent right to belong to the earth and have agency in the food system for Black and Brown people. 

She has led thousands through farmer training, on her 80-acre farm in New York and internationally in Mexico, Haiti, and Ghana, building solidarity with different communities to strengthen local food systems.  Leah’s book “Farming While Black” is a love song for the earth and her peoples. 

During this episode, we hear Leah’s stories about:

  • How she first was called to become a farmer 
  • Hope for the future of our planet
  • Her approach to planning and planting
  • How legislation has actively decreased land access to Black and Brown people
  • What land back practice can look like

You’ll also learn about Suzette, and how growing up Haitian in the San Francisco Bay Area inspired her lifelong planting and cooking journey.