By Sarah Fiorello

people working in the garden

Soulfire Farm is is an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system. We are training the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthening the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination.”

Through collective efforts, Soul Fire Farm promotes self-determination and empowers marginalized communities by prioritizing racial equity and a sacred relationship with the land, recognizing it as a vital source of nourishment, healing, and interconnectedness. Their work, including the influential book “Farming While Black,” nurtures resilient food systems while celebrating the diversity inherent in agricultural history and practices. They cultivate a regenerative connection with the earth and sovereignty for exploited farmers and communities in food apartheid.

Visit their website or follow @soulfirefarm

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Karen Washington

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Ron Finley

An invaluable guide for communities seeking to reclaim food sovereignty, transcend structural barriers and be resilient and resourceful.