BLACK SPACE MATTERS
In the second season of Black Space Matters, food justice advocate Duron Chavis goes on location to Black-led farms and greenspaces around the Richmond, VA region to discuss land ownership, sustainable agriculture practices, climate change, and other pressing issues.
Guests include: Mark Davis at Real Roots Food Systems; Patrick Johnson at The Airport Food Forest; Allison Hurst at Legacy Farm in Church Hill; Art Burton from Kinfolk Community Garden; and Michael Carter Jr. at Carter Farms.
Each of the 5 episodes runs 20 minutes and consists of a tour of the space and an in-depth interview.
Mark Davis - Real Roots Food Systems
March 11, 2022
Episode one focuses on drought tolerant African crops that are resistant to climate change, sustainable agricultural practices, hot Jamaican peppers, and models of mutual aid.
Patrick Johnson - Airport Food Forest
March 18, 2022
This episode focuses on permaculture practices, agricultural techniques that mimic natural ecosystems (no pesticides or fertilizer, very little watering).
Allison Hurst - Legacy Farm
March 25, 2022
This episode visits Legacy Farm located right in Church Hill, part of Church Hill Activities & Tutoring (CHAT), a nonprofit serving the youth of Richmond's East End.
Art Burton - Kinfolk Community Garden
April 1, 2022
Art Burton is a social activist involved with Kinfolk Community Garden and other projects. This episode visits a farm that has been in his family for generations.
Michael Carter - Carter Farms
April 8, 2022
Carter Family Farms in Orange County Virginia has been owned by the Carter Family for over a century.