Building a Just Food System with Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm
October 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
SPAC’s Cultivate Series, in partnership with Pitney Meadows Community Farm and Skidmore College
Join us for a FREE interactive workshop, Building a Just Food System with Leah Penniman that will feature games, stories and theater activities focused on the concept of Food Justice at Pitney Meadows Community Farm on October 2 from 3 – 4:30pm. Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol educator, farmer/peyizan, author, and food justice activist from Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY. She co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2011 with the mission to end racism in the food system and reclaim our ancestral connection to land.
Building a Just Food System with Leah Penniman is part of SPAC’s Cultivate Series in partnership with Pitney Meadows Community Farm and Skidmore College. The Cultivate Series features free events that explore sustainable agriculture, health, and environmental justice in advance of the Saratoga Wine and Food Festival on October 4-5.
This workshop is designed for participants who are 14 years and older. The event is free, however reservations are encouraged (link below).
Leah Penniman, Co-Director and Program Manager of SoulFire Farm in Grafton, NY (Li*/Ya/She/He) has over 20 years of experience as a soil steward and food sovereignty activist, having worked at the Food Project, Farm School, Many Hands Organic Farm, Youth Grow and with farmers internationally in Ghana, Haiti, and Mexico. Li co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2011 with the mission to reclaim our inherent right to belong to the earth and have agency in the food system as Black and Brown people. Ya’s areas of leadership at Soul Fire include farmer training, international solidarity, food justice organizing, writing, speaking, “making it rain,” and anything that involves heavy lifting, sweat, and soil. (*all gender pronoun in Haitian Kreyol).