Rootstock Radio:Leah Penniman, Author Of Farming While Black 
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Rootstock Radio  Leah Penniman, Author Of Farming While Black  Rootstock Radio 
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Charlie Knower  Weekly Program  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
This week Theresa speak with Leah Penniman author of Farming While Black and the Co-Founder, Co-Director and Program Manager of Soul Fire Farm, in Grafton, New York. She is a farmer, educator, author, and food sovereignty activist with over 20 years of experience. Penniman was raised in Massachusetts and began farming as a teenager when she worked with The Food Project in Boston. Penniman holds an MA in Science Education and BA in Environmental Science and International Development from Clark University. She has been farming since 1996 and teaching since 2002. She has worked at the Food Project, Farm School, Many Hands Organic Farm, Youth Grow and with farmers internationally in Ghana, Haiti, and Mexico. She co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2011 with the mission of ending racism and injustice in the food system and reclaiming the inherent right to belong to the earth and to have agency in the food system as Black and Brown people. The work of Penniman and Soul Fire Farm has been recognized by the Soros Racial Justice Fellowship, Fulbright Program, Presidential Award for Science Teaching, NYS Health Emerging Innovator Awards, and Andrew Goodman Foundation, among others. Leah Penniman has also worked as a science teacher at University Park Campus School, Tech Valley High School, and Darrow School and was founding director of the Harriet Tubman Democratic High School. Penniman lives on the farm with her partner, Jonah Vitale-Wolff and their two children, Neshima and Emet Vitale-Penniman.  Leah Penniman 
Notes: Credits:
Rootstock Radio host, Theresa Marquez, serves as the Mission Executive for Organic Valley, the nation s largest organic farmer cooperative and the largest farmer-owned organic brand. Formerly, she was Chief Marketing Executive, helping grow CROPP Cooperative from $5 million in 1994 to $860 million in 2012.
A pioneer of the natural foods movement, Marquez has been a passionate advocate for organic farming and organic foods since 1978. Well known for her unwavering belief that organic is the key to solving many of the challenges we face today, Marquez has demonstrated that organic can make a difference for farmers, citizens and the planet. In 2010, the Organic Trade Association honored Marquez with the Organic Leadership Award for her outstanding initiative and devotion to organic.
Hosted by Theresa Marquez. Rootstock Radio is brought to you by Organic Valley. 
Family Farm | Organic Farming | Food and Nutrition  
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View Script  Viroqua, WI  02-11-2019  English 
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rootstockradio02112019  128Kbps mp3 (26.55MB) Stereo 


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