After assisting with a recent youth-led Rural Youth Food Justice Summit hosted by Men and Women United for Youth and Families, Resourceful Communities continued to support this growing youth food justice network by hosting a Peer Learning Visit in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The Resourceful Communities Program’s triple-bottom-line approach of economic development, environmental stewardship, and social justice is closely aligned with the learning goals of this experience. With the Oak Foundation’s support for our Food and Farm Initiative, we are working to shift the narrative around who engages in farming, who belongs on the land, and who can claim environmentalism as an ethic through the process of having youth of color learn from entrepreneurs of color. We believe that the platform of The Conservation Fund can expedite this narrative shift, and ultimately shift power, because land is power.
It was with this shift in mind that we gathered to learn more about the business of farming and connect with agriculture on a cultural level at two distinct agricultural spaces.
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Original post was written by NC FIELD partner + supporter, Olivia Percoco.