10/31/2019 – 11/14/2019
Plateau People at Work: a talk with Soul Fire Farm
Thursday, November 14, 7 pm. Sand Lake Town Hall. “Working toward a just and sustainable food system,” presented by Jonah Vitale-Wolff of Soul Fire Farm, Grafton. Part of Rensselaer Plateau Alliance’s Plateau People at Work Lecture Series. Jonah will talk about how many of our cherished sustainable farming practices today have their roots in African & Indigenous wisdom. Yet, due to discrimination and violence against African-American farmers, they make up less than 2 percent of farmers today. Meanwhile, African-American communities are often cut off from healthy food systems. Soul Fire Farm is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system, with programs such as the Black-Latinx Farmers Immersion, a sliding-scale farmshare CSA, and Youth Food Justice leadership training. Jonah will discuss how all of us can be part of the movement for food sovereignty and help to build a food system based on justice, dignity, and abundance for all members of our community. $5 suggested donation goes directly to support conservation on the Rensselaer Plateau.