In celebration of Black History Month, we invite you to join The GardenWorks Food Readers Book Club for a two-part, jam-packed event!
First, we will host a brief discussion about Good Food Revolution by Will Allen. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But he cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot just outside Milwaukee's largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of locals. An eco-classic, The Good Food Revolution is the story of Will's personal journey, the lives he has touched, and a grassroots movement that is changing the way our nation eats.
We are also excited to premiere Soul Fire Farm's "Uprooting Racism, Seeding Sovereignty" virtual keynote on Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. to complement our conversation around The Good Food Revolution and better understand the mixed, complicated experiences that many Black communities have had with the land and agriculture.
From their website: "Soul Fire Farm is an Afro-Indigenous centered community farm committed to uprooting racism and seeding sovereignty in the food system. We raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid. With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of our ancestors, we work to reclaim our collective right to belong to the earth and to have agency in the food system. We bring diverse communities together on this healing land to share skills on sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health, and environmental justice."
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