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Black Space Matters with Duron Chavis


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.


Black Space Matters: Season 2 Premiere

Friday, Mar 11

6:00 PM–7:30 PM