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Race, Food, and Justice: Decolonizing the Collective Black Relationship to Land

*Part I of a potential series*  With lockdown and social distancing in effect due to quarantine, time was in abundance. We were all forced to travel inwards and explore our repressed and procrastinated passions and projects, whether that be home renovations or baking bread. I was no exception to this and took time this summer to finally invest in a skill set that has been on my heart for many years: farming. I set up my little “Black Eden” in my backyard, tilling the soil, sowing seeds, and tending to my okra and tomatoes. I saw my own hands amongst the blackness of the Earth and smelled the freshness of the soil, and I would feel inspired. Of course, there was a learning curve, but eventually, my farm ended up being… Read more »