Conversations Series

Exploring food and farming with Black and Indigenous Leaders in the Food System

The Conversations Series is a new Zoom talk series that tells the stories and elevates the voices of BIPOC farmers and other leaders in the food system. The series is a collaboration between Calypso Farm & Ecology Center and the Folk School Fairbanks.

We hope you'll join us for an upcoming talk! You can also watch all previously recorded Conversations below.

Upcoming Conversations

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Past Conversations

Melony Edwards

Meet Melony, a first generation Black farmer, and hear about her experiences breaking farming stereotypes and reclaiming farming on her own terms.

This conversation was recorded via Zoom on February 15th, 2021.

We Are Each Other’s Harvest

In this conversationNatalie Baszile, Jim Embry and Melony Edwards discuss Natalie's new book: We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy.

This conversation was recorded via Zoom on March 26, 2021.

Chantel Johnson

Meet Chantel Johnson, a social worker, doula, and homesteader, and hear about how her personal experiences with systemic racism led her from Chicago to farming in rural North Carolina and starting a community that encourages others to live a life of self sufficiency.

This conversation was recorded via Zoom on April 30, 2021.

Conversations Series Email List

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