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Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm

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

At Soul Fire Farm, Penniman takes the lead with farmer training, youth educational programming, and international solidarity with Haitian farmers and food justice organizing — all while continuing to be engaged with “anything that involves heavy lifting, sweat and soil.”

Sweet corn at Spiral Path Farm in Pennsylvania.

CSA Creates Community Connection

There is a duality to the benefits of CSA, and nearly every point in the food network receives gains. People in the community are better able to forge strong relationships with the farmers producing food around them, and food is distributed and enjoyed locally.

Large-Scale Community Farming

Large-Scale Community Farming — PrairiErth Shares Strategy, Lessons on Organic Transition

by Tamara Scully PrairiErth Farm’s 400 acres of Illinois fields are home to corn, soybeans, oats, wheat and alfalfa. They are also home to a diversity of livestock, 10 acres of vegetable crops, 10,000 square feet of hoop house growing areas and beehives. And they are certified organic. The farm, nestled within the Big Ag […]

JGG Planting

A Mighty Big Backyard—Texas Organic Farm Continues Growth

by Claire Bontempo The Johnsons of Johnson’s Backyard Garden, or JBG, can’t seem to grow vegetables fast enough, but they’ve managed to keep up with the demand and remain a successful local organic farm located just outside of Austin, Texas. From the very beginning it has been all about organic. “I never even considered farming […]