Fighting against food insecurity & guerrilla gardening tactics with Amyrose Foll of Virginia Free Fa
There’s no denying that Native people and Black people were traditionally stewards of the land in North America, and fed it’s inhabitants for hundreds of years.. In 1920, the number of Black Farmers peaked at nearly 1 million people, however a mere 100 years later, there are fewer than 50,000 Black farmers.
Systematic racism within government programs has caused BIPOC farmers to lose land funding over the years, resulting in food insecurity, a heap of health and financial disadvantages, not to mention a disconnection from the earth.
In today’s episode, I’m talking to an incredible woman who is working to uplift communities of color by providing access to farming resources, community fridges, and educational courses to help improve lives for generations to come.
Today's featured sustainable brown girl is Amyrose Foll, an Indigenous and Eastern European farmer, activist, and food justice warrior. Amyrose is the founder of Virginia Free Farm, which works to provide free nutrient-dense food assistance to those in need.
Support Virginia Free Farm:https://virginiafreefarm.org/
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Follow Amyrose on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mamamaize/