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The Sacred Plant Biocultural Recovery Initiative: An Interview with Gary Paul Nabhan

Gary Paul Nabhan is a renowned ethnobotanist and author focused on the confluence of cultural and biological diversity. His innovative writings and projects have raised awareness of the economic and social benefits, as well as the culinary pleasures, of local food. He currently serves as Chair in Southwest Borderlands Food and Water Security at the […]

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Urban Farming, Community Care and Self-Love

ab banks, an urban farmer whose work is grounded in agroecology, wellness and Black food autonomy, is the Garden Lead for People’s Programs at the Oxford Tract at UC Berkley, which grows food and seeks to advance food autonomy for Oakland’s Black population and to ensure that healthy produce is available to under-resourced community members, […]

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The Fair Food Program: Fighting For Farmworkers’ Rights

“The Harvesters” image – courtesy of artist Erin Currier (@erincurrierfineart www.erincurrierfineart.com) – depicts three Coalition of Immokalee Workers leaders: Gerardo Reyes Chavez, Nely Rodriguez, and Lucas Benitez. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) began as a small group of Florida farmworkers fighting against abuses in the field, wage theft, and forced labor. Eventually, realizing structural change […]