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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Food Growing and Farming

Posted by Michelle Lam on June 20, 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Food Growing and Farming

You’re probably here because you want to see a change in the future of food growing and farming. At the heart of that change is who grows our food, and even more so – who is able to access the resources to do so.  Like us, you’ve probably noticed that certain farmer demographics are more predominantly represented than others. The question then is – how do we break down these barriers so that EVERYONE can succeed? We believe that it starts with education.  As an organization focused on new and young farmers, we want to centre equity-deserving farmers in the … Continue reading Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Food Growing and Farming

Celebrating Black History Month: 8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Posted by Michalina Hunter on June 18, 2020 9 Comments

8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture

Photo via Grist As an organization that works to increase access to land for new and young farmers, we deeply acknowledge the racism and inequality within our food systems. Farming in North America takes place on the stolen lands of Indigenous peoples, and is built on the enslavement and exploitation of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC). Check out the documentaries We Are the Roots and Secret Alberta: The Former Life of Amber Valley to learn more. For agriculture to be truly regenerative, as a society, we must address the embedded racism that permeates our communities and institutions. Major contributions … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month: 8 Contributions of Black Farmers to Regenerative Agriculture