Farming While Black
- By Leah Penniman
- 355 pages
- New for 2022
- Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land
Some of our most cherished sustainable farming practices have roots in African wisdom. Yet discrimination and violence against African-American farmers has led to their decline from 14 percent of all growers in 1920 to less than two percent today. Farming While Black - the first comprehensive manual for African-heritage people ready to reclaim their rightful place in the food system - provides "how-to" guidance for all aspects of small-scale farming, including finding land and resources, writing a farm business plan, preserving the harvest and saving seed, and urban farming.