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Sunday, October 20 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Back to the Land

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There have been back-to-the-land movements in America ever since people started leaving the land in the first place. Today’s new crop of farmers is interested in sustainability, environmentalism, and social justice. Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, returns to her roots in Boston to talk about Farming While Black, a manual for African-heritage people who want to “reclaim their rightful place of dignified agency in the food system.” Emmet van Driesche shares his experience in creating a meaningful and fulfilling life from farming in Carving Out a Living on the Land. Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern looks at Latino immigrant farmers as they transition from farmworkers to farm owners in The New American Farmer. This eye-opening discussion of modern small-scale farming will be moderated by Glynn Lloyd, President and Founder of City Fresh Foods and board member of the Urban Farming Institute.

Moderators
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Glynn Lloyd

Glynn Lloyd is the founder and president of City Fresh Foods, an innovative food service operation that daily provides healthy meals to elders, school students, child care and other institutional clients. Lloyd has been actively involved in Boston’s urban community for the last... Read More →

Presenters
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Emmet Van Driesche

Emmet Van Driesche is an editor, teacher, blogger, and owner of a Christmas tree farm in western Massachusetts. Through classes and his videos, he teaches the basics and techniques of wooden spoon carving, which he also documents on a blog about the overlaps of entrepreneurship and... Read More →
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Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern

Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern is an assistant professor of food studies and is an affiliated faculty member in the departments of geography and women's and gender studies at Syracuse University. Her research and teaching broadly explore the interactions between food and racial justice and... Read More →
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Leah Penniman

Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol educator, farmer/peyizan, author, and food justice activist from Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York. She co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2011 with the mission to end racism in the food system and reclaim our ancestral connection to land. As co-executive... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Bolling School Committee Room 2300 Washington St, Roxbury, MA, 02119