In our public conversation with farmer and activist Leah Penniman, we listen to her tell the powerful story of Soul Fire Farm, as told in her book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land. She shares with us on uncovering truth with language, how Afro-indigenous communities have influenced sustainable agriculture, and the spiritual work in healing peoples’ relationships to land. An audience Q&A follows, featuring a message of hope to inspire food sovereignty movements for generations to come.
Chewing the Fat is a podcast from the Yale Sustainable Food Program. We cover people making change in the complex world of food and agriculture. We’re home to brilliant minds: activists, academics, chefs, entrepreneurs, farmers, journalists, policymakers, and scientists (to name a few!). Taken together, their work represents a reimagining of mainstream food movements, challenging myths and tropes as well as inspiring new ways of collaborating.
The podcast is an aural accompaniment to our on-campus Chewing the Fat speaker series, aiming to broaden our content beyond New Haven. Episodes are released every two weeks, featuring interviews, storytelling and more.
On the farm, in the classroom, and around the world, the Yale Sustainable Food Program (YSFP) grows food-literate leaders. We create opportunities for students to experience food, agriculture, and sustainability as integral parts of their education and everyday lives. For more information, please visit sustainablefood.yale.edu.