Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC-centered community farm in upstate New York committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. With deep reverence for the land and ancestral wisdom, they work to reclaim the collective right to belong to the earth. Soul Fire Farm brings communities together on healing land to share skills related to sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health, and environmental justice.
This essay profiles Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, and her work to create spaces for people of color to heal and reconnect to the land—an effort to end America’s food apartheid system.
A conversation with Karen Washington and Leah Penniman.