KAMAL BELL, SANKOFA FARMS
Sankofa Farms LLC is a multifaceted agricultural entity working to create a sustainable food source in both rural and urban areas located in Durham and Orange County, North Carolina. Kamal led us on a farm tour and in discussion on what it means to farm and feed folks sustainably.
SANTOS FLORES AND CRISTINA RIVERA CHAPMAN FROM EARTHSEED LAND COLLECTIVE
Cristina and Santos both played important planning roles for our NC visit and led us in conversation and connection at Earthseed and Tierra Negra Farm. Earthseed Land Collective’s mission is to remember and reimagine our relationship to ourselves, each other and the land in pursuit and practice of collective liberation.
Vivette, and an enrolled member of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi nation, welcomed and grounded us at Stagville Plantation
Nnedinma Igbo activist and healer, helped hold space for us at Stagville Plantation alongside current Fellow Georie Bryant.
ALEXIS MCKENNEY, TALL GRASS FOOD BOX AND TAVIA BENJAMIN, CASTANEA ALUM
Alexis McKenney and Castanea alum Tavia Benjamin supported our planning process as members of our planning committee alongside Santos Flores.