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Soul Fire Farm fights for food justice

Taking on Food Justice with Soul Fire Farm’s Leah Penniman

As a creative educator, regenerative farmer, writer and activist, Leah Penniman is an exceptional leader for food justice. She is best known for her work at Soul Fire Farm, which she and husband Jonah Vitale-Wolff started as an organic family farm committed to “the dismantling of oppressive structures that misguide our food system.” Soul Fire […]

Restoration Farm Eco-Farmers

Meet an Eco-Farmer: Restoration Farm

Why did you begin farming? We teach a class called “The Dream Giver,” and while meeting with a couple who had a dream of establishing an organic farm, we caught the dream. Our dream was different in that we wanted to grow crops that no other farms in the area were growing. Our choice was […]

Lupine Knoll Farm

Meet an Eco-Farmer: Lupine Knoll Farm

Why did you begin farming? I like working in the dirt. I like being outside physically working, and I like the quiet of the field. I began plant breeding because it is a way a person working in the dirt can make a lasting difference and contribute to the quality and diversity of the food […]

Feral Heart Farm Eco-Farmer

Meet an Eco-Farmer: Feral Heart Farm

Why did you begin farming? To learn how to grow my own food and share that skill with others. Have you always been an ecofarmer, or did you make a change? Yes, I’ve always been an ecofarmer since I started farming. What was the biggest hurdle you have overcome? Accessing quality farmland and water. What […]

Francis Flowers and Herbs Farm Eco-Farmer

Meet an Eco-Farmer: Francis Flowers and Herbs Farm

Why did you begin farming? My family farmed growing up. I returned to the land 12 years ago to be nourished and renewed after being away for such a long time. In my time away I became a cosmetologist, owned a beauty salon and nearly lost my life to chemical poisons, which led to my […]

King's Crossing Farm Eco-Farmer

Meet an Eco-Farmer: King’s Crossing Farm

Why did you begin farming? My family has owned the land for many years. We wanted to use an organic system of agriculture to produce pecans. It’s very important to us to know how our food is grown, so we grow our own. Have you always been an eco-farmer, or did you make a change? […]