57 minutes | Dec 29, 2020

A Community Way of Doing Things

In this episode of Nourish by MN350, our host Terry Hokenson talks with Collie Graddick of the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, and Naima Dhore, the founder of the recently launched Somali American Farmers Association. Collie Graddick discusses the history of black farming and his own family’s ties to the formation of the Co-operative movement. Naima shares how growing microgreens in her apartment eventually led her to studying the agroecology of Cuba and buying her own farm. Collie and Naima highlight the importance of community - of creating and maintaining strong communities through food and access to land - while warning of the potential of BigAg to co-opt language around sustainable and regenerative agriculture.Find out more about our guest and their amazing work: Collie Graddick is a founding member of Minneapolis food justice groups such as Afro Eco, Northside Fresh, Project Sweetie Pie, and Cooperative Table - North.You can find out more about Naima’s farm at her website https://naimasfarm.com/about/ .Full episode transcript available here.Support the show (https://mn350action.org/become-a-member/?sourceid=1021363)
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