I just finished my interview with Amani Olugbala, the Program Director from Soul Fire Farm, and came away feeling uplifted by the work they are doing and the community they are building. Farms like food, are great catalysts for bringing people together to share and talk about social issues, food equity, healthy eating, and the environmental impact that our choices have on the environment. Soul Fire Farm is providing organic, healthy food to people in their community who otherwise would not have access to such beautiful food, while reaching out into the community and teaching the youth about farming and health through their Black-Latinx Farmers Immersion Program. Their CSA Program (Community Supported Agriculture) is based on a sliding scale, and for those that can’t pay for their whole share up front, they will work on a monthly payment schedule, even accepting EBT/food stamps as payment.
When Amani is not on the farm, she is creating art through her storytelling, music, poetry and spoken word. Amani has found a way to weave her love of the outdoors, farming, social justice, and food equity into her music, while encouraging people to take up and confront racism, poverty, food injustice, and hunger. Check out her music here!
If you missed our interview, you can listen to it here!