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The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming.

Author: Natasha Bowens
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Perseus Books, LLC, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Imagine the typical American farmer. Many people visualize sun-roughened skin, faded overalls, and calloused hands-hands that are usually white. While there's no doubt the growing trend of organic farming and homesteading is changing how the farmer is portrayed in mainstream media, farmers of color are still largely left out of the picture. The Color of Food seeks to rectify this. By recognizing the critical issues  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Gardening
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Natasha Bowens
ISBN: 9781550925852 1550925857
OCLC Number: 915158201
Awards: Winner of Foreword INDIES 2015 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Prologue : Sowing Seeds for the Road Part 1: Brown Girl Farming Part 2: Rooted in Rights Portrait 1: Land Is Freedom. Daniel Whitaker, Tillery, North Carolina Portrait 2: Forced Migration. Alma Maquitico, The Border Agricultural Workers Project Portrait 3: Lifeblood of the Land. Tyrone Thompson, North Leupp Family Farm Portrait 4: Home, Land. Gary and Kaye Kozuki, Kozuki Farms Portrait 5: Black Land Loss. Gary Grant, Black Farmers and Agriculturists Association Part 3: Seeds of Resilience Portrait 1: Katrina to Chickens. Yasin & Elaine Muhaimin, Yard Bird Farm Portrait 2: Transitioning to Sovereignty. Luis Castaneda, SOLAR Farm Portrait 3: Bucking Dependence. Renard "Azibo" Turner, Vanguard Ranch . Portrait 4: Surviving as Transplants. Pang Chang, PEC Tropical Farm Portrait 5: Transforming the South. Cynthia Hayes, Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network Part 4: Preserving Culture and Community Portrait 1: Cherokee Seed Bank. Kevin Welch, Center for Cherokee Plants Portrait 2: Sustaining Community. Jenga Mwendo, Backyard Gardeners Network Portrait 3: Acequia Culture. Don Bustos, Santa Cruz Farm Portrait 4: Gullah Seedlings. Sara and Bill Green, Marshview Community Organic Farm Portrait 5: Taste of Home. Menkir Tamrat, Timeless Harvest Part 5: Fierce Farming Women Portrait 1: Alabama Strong. Sandra Simone, Huckleberry Hill Farm Portrait 2: American Indian Mothers. Beverly Collins-Hall, American Indian Mothers and Three Sisters Farm Portrait 3: Sisters. Carol Jackson and Joyce Bowman, My Sister's Farm Portrait 4: A Farm of Her Own. Nelida Martinez, Pure Nelida Farms and Viva Farms Portrait 5: Defying the Odds. Sulina, Sulina & Bay's Farm Part 6: Generation Rising Portrait 1: Tierra Negra. Tahz Walker and Cristina Rivera-Chapman, Tierra Negra Farms Portrait 2: Breaking Down Borders. Kandace Vallejo, Ivon Diaz, Cristina Dominguez-Eshelman, Manny Garcia Portrait 3: Growing with Energy. Eugene Cooke, Grow Where You Are Portrait 4: Kitchen Kwento. Aileen Suzara, Dennis Lee and Kristyn Leach, Namu Gaji and Namu Farm Portrait 5: Foods Are Our Teachers. Valerie Segrest, Muckleshoot Tribe Epilogue and Acknowledgements: Coming Home Collage : We Are Here Too Appendix Notes About the Author

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Redefining the face of the American farmer  Read more...

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Shelia Trask, Publishers' Weekly, Summer 2015 Bowens's deep political understanding is obvious throughout her book; she's knowledgeable about the history of oppression that affects farmers of color Read more...

 
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