Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm
The Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm is rooted in the values of nourishment, freedom, and reciprocity. The farm is a space for communal healing between plant, animal, and human. Practicing reciprocity for the land and the community is our attempt to grow toward sovereignty. The Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm visions a just society where people have access to what they need to live as they see fit. A people who can feed themselves, are a people who can lead themselves. The Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm is committed to where water is clean, and soil is alive.
Meet the farmer
Born in Nashville, Tennessee and raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, Dallas grew up talking to plants and watching worms in the soil of the backyard. Studying geography at Vassar College revealed the destruction and harm of the globalized food system. This learning struck a chord -buying food had become something scary.
New consumer habits lead to wanting to homestead which encouraged Dallas to apply for the BIPOC FIRE immersion program at Soul Fire Farm. In this week-long intensive, Dallas learned the beautiful heritage of African and Indigenous agriculture that has shaped the US food system. Here, the inspiration for the Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm was ignited. Dallas spent the next 2 years apprenticing, studying, and digging in the soil (rain or shine) to increase knowledge and skill. After completing Farm Beginnings in September of 2019, Dallas moved home to lay the groundwork for the Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm. In between learning how to grow food and run a business, Dallas began facilitating a social justice education workshop series.
Dallas hopes to share in the joy and beauty of agriculture while acknowledging the history of abuse of the land and people through theft, enslavement, racism, and environmental destruction. For Dallas farming is a direct response to the trauma and disparity this history has caused, and education is a means to transform this power.
You can connect with Dallas at the Harriet Tubman Freedom Farm or at the Rocky Mount Farmers Market during seasonal hours. To learn more about workshops and training visit the HTFF site here!
Meet Dallas’s parents dropping gems on cultivating historic familial land. Stay tuned, this isn’t the end of Dallas’s story!