A Quick Autumn Update from Soul Fire Farm
Soul Fire Farm is hiring for 2018. Please consider joining our farm team. Apply here.
We are offering free youth and community educational programs in the Capital District this winter. Check out the details and sign up here.
We contributed to three published books this year, Land Justice, Perma/Culture, and Cherry Bombe cookbook (vegan soup joumou!). Starting in 2 weeks, we will be writing a chapter a week for FARMING WHILE BLACK, our first full book. So, be patient about those email responses. 🙂
Autumn has brought a peaceful, connected beauty to this land. In this moment, we are harvesting calendula seeds to share with the radical TrueLove seeds catalogue, coordinated by our dear friend Owen Taylor. The farm has been busting at the seams these past several weeks with a gathering of 150+ Black magicians for Harriet’s Apothecary healing village, followed by a Zen Peacemakers workshop on racial justice in the food system. Off farm, Amani is doing some powerful community organizing, recently bringing together Troy-area community members for a Soul Food dinner and food justice conversation, featuring Haitian-Dominican recipes and highlighting our food justice pledge. We dropped some knowledge at Columbia University alongside our heroes from Immokalee Workers and Food Chain Workers Alliance. Our farm share boxes are bulging with melons, potatoes, and other precious gifts from the soil. Perhaps most importantly, we focused on strengthening our personal connections to self, land, and one another and exhaled into the joy of presence. Ase!