Food justice is a priority for a food system challenged by the 2020 health pandemic. Now more than ever we are called to address the systemic inequities evident in the food system. With NYC as the stage, this course will provide an overview of food history, food politics, food justice issues and approaches. Taught by Farmer Yonnette Fleming, this course will take an embodied approach to look at economic, political and social disparities, and the innovative people and projects working to overcome them.
This course will meet on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-9pm for five weeks. Mondays will be held at Magnolia Tree Earth Center (677 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216), and Thursdays will take place on Zoom. Please find our COVID practices for meeting in person here.
Mondays and Thursdays, November 2 - December 10, 2020
Registration is offered on a sliding scale-- visit the Payment Level Chart link here. Our tuition is offered on a sliding scale to increase equity and accessibility. We understand that there are circumstances beyond income -- your education, generational wealth, parental and community support -- so please reflect on your circumstances, realize our limitations, and share your payment level. Register here.
Hemp and Marijuana Series: The Resilience of an Ancestral Plant in the Past, Present, Future
Mondays, from 6-7:30pm on July 27, August 3, and August 10, 2020 on Zoom
For centuries, marijuana has been worked with as plant medicine for healing mind, body and soul. It is important to understand how and why it was criminalized through the racist War on Drugs. As we reclaim our indigenous practices, we can repair the harms caused by prohibition by centering indigenous communities who historically are the stewards of the land, farmers, practitioners, and healers working with plant medicine for inter-generational healing. Join Emily Ramos, Miriam Aristy-Farer, Stephanie Flores of La Flor Poderosa for this three-part series reclaiming our ancestral knowledge - by community, for community. More info and RSVP here and panelist bios here.
Centering Black Lives in Multiracial Spaces: A Panel Conversation
Monday, August 24, 2020, 6 - 7:30pm on Zoom
Centering Black lives in our hearts, our communities and our organizations is a critical practice for people seeking justice. Black affinity and caucus spaces offer needed space for succor, support and organizing. Yet most spaces in society are multiracial. What is the responsibility, and the offering, of an inter-cultural / racial spaces committed to centering Black, brown and indigenous lives at this time? Everyone is welcome to join this panel discussion with Farm School NYC founders, faculty and alumni working with Rise and Root Farm, Rock Steady Farm and Truelove Seeds to hold these spaces within their communities with humility and grace. RSVP here
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