Soil, Conservation, and Place: A Series of Conversations
The Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation is hosted a series of conversations with farmers who exemplify agroecological values in their relationship with the land. This series is a part of the Soil, Conservation, and Place Project and offers participants a chance to hear live from the farmers who were interviewed through a narrative inquiry process that documented farmer agroecological knowledge so it may inform social movement networking, policy recommendations, and field based farming strategies for sustainability, conservation, and food justice. For more information about the project and to view the farmer interviews, please visit the project webpage. We warmly invite you to view the recordings of the conversations below .
Economics, Justice, and Systems Thinking from the Soil Up
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 11am-12:15 pm EST
Join us for a conversation on soil health, economic justice, transition planning, and systems thinking with Ira Wallace of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Robert Spiers of Spiers Farm, LLC., and Mike Phillips of Valley View Farms.
Mentors, Markets, and Evolving Adaptation
Thursday, December 3, 2020, 11am-12:15 pm EST
A discussion of mentorship, business planning, finding markets, optimizing soil health volunteers, and continual adaptation with Anne Geyer of AgriBerry Farm & CSA, Danny Boyer of Four Winds Farm, and Phil Witmer of Grazeland Dairy, Inc.
Equity, Dignity, and Health in Food and Agriculture
Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 11am-12:15 pm EST
Listen, learn, and be inspired by their agroecological stories, actions, and visions for community and systemic change with Renard Turner of Vanguard Ranch LTD., Jonathan McRay of Silver Run Forest Farm, and Janet Aardema of Broadfork Farm.
Soil Farming, Pollinator Habitat, and Engaging with Community
Friday, December 11, 2020, 11am-12:15 pm EST
Learn from the experiences and journeys into soil and water conservation, biodiversity, soil farming, and community outreach with Amy Hicks of Amy’s Organic Garden, CJ Isbell of Keenbell Farm and Gerald Garber of Cave View Farms.