Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol educator, farmer, author, and food justice activist who has been tending the soil for twenty years and organizing for an anti-racist food system for fifteen years. She currently serves as founding co-executive director of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York, a people-of-color led project that works to dismantle racism in the food system. She has been recognized by the Soros Equality Fellowship, NYSHealth Emerging Innovator Awards, and Fulbright Distinguished Awards, among others. Her new book is Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land (Chelsea Green Publishing, November 2018). Find out more about Leah’s work at soulfirefarm.org and follow her @soulfirefarm on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Contributions to HumansandNature.org:
- You Belong to the Land: A Conversation with Karen Washington and Leah Penniman
A response to “What does it mean to be a farmer in the twenty-first century?”
- Soul Fire Farm
Learn more about Leah Penniman's work.
- Farming while Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land
A book by Leah Penniman.