I wanted to introduce you all to our two amazing Summer Interns, Ano and Nallah.
"I'm Ano! Horticulture major at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Concentration is Urban and Community Horticulture. Holistic advocate, mild historian, and father to a mischievous maine coon."
"I am Nallah Muhammad, a 2020 graduate of North Carolina A&T with a B.S. in Agriculture and Environmental Systems, with my concentration being environmental science. I believe that the healing and fiscal properties of agriculture are exactly what this world needs in order to make progress and reach maximum sustainability."
We are incredibly lucky to have such talent on our farm this summer and are looking forward to being an amazing team of 3!
As so many of us are engaging more deeply with conversations of racial justice and inequalities pervasive in so many sectors of our lives, I'd like to share some of the resources and giants of the conversation as it centers around Agriculture. If there are resources you have found inspiring, guiding, or enlightening, not on this list, please share! We are all learning all of the time at the Urban Teaching Farm, and sharing knowledge is a cornerstone of our work.
- Farming While Black by Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm
- Freedom Farmers by Monica M. White
- The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty
Influential Farmer's of Color in NC:
- Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Coalition
- Black Agrarian Fund Black Agrarian Fund
- The Rural Coalition
These lists are just the tip of the iceberg, if you'd like to share with us or learn more, reach out! We'd love to have conversation about the intersectionality of racial justice, food sovereignty, and farming.
On the Harvest Horizon:
- Garlic, cured and braids too!
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Summer Squash
Lilly, Nallah, and Ano