Community Update February 2018
Zooming Out
A new, global project mapping Reparations for Black-Indigenous Farmers went live this past month. Initiated by Soul Fire Farm, the Reparations Map is an interactive map connecting projects and plans that are 1) led by majority Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian and/or People of Color, 2) directly related to land, agriculture, and/or food justice, and 3) connected to a POC-led farming organization.

Email  love@soulfirefarm.org  to have your project included in the map, and click here to explore the already listed projects!
Potluck on the last day of Food Justice
Program Updates
Despite the weather, winter is a busy time for us! Our students have been nurturing their roots in our Food Justice course with Farmer Yon of Hattie Carthan Community Farm , while our advanced students immerse themselves in Crop Planning with Maggie Cheney of Rock Steady Farm .
Student Reflections

"Farmer Yon gifted us with knowledge, with urgency, with love. This course is transformational, and will keep resonating throughout my work."

- Food Justice student 2018

"I liked the centering exercises, sharing food, telling our stories, and all the activities that emphasized self-reflection and opening up to what is within ourselves to our community of fellow students & family."

- Food Justice student 2018
Welcome Shephali!

Shephali Patel will be stepping into the role of co-farm manager at the Youth Farm, and as co-facilitator for the Farm Intensive program!

Shephali is a farmer, educator, and writer. Her work is split between building models that display the interconnections between soil, agriculture, and ecological health; and empowering others to use this knowledge to create positive changes in their communities and in their own lives. This work has gifted her immeasurable and invaluable moments to connect to nature in a way that teaches her how to reclaim the dignity, humility, and mystery of being a human being on this planet.
What's Next?

We will be moving into our Spring courses with Propagation and Growing Soils in the next few weeks. Farm Intensive students will begin to transition to the Youth Farm. Our advanced certificate students will begin their apprenticeships and continue with advanced courses.

´╗┐Stay tuned for more info about course registration, and find course descriptions on our website .
Upcoming Events 
Saturday, February 10, 10am-3pm
Old Stone House

Saturday, February 10, 11am-5pm
Museum of the City of New York

February 17 & 18, 10am-5pm
Sandy Nurse
Saturday, February 17, 10am-3pm
NYBG

Saturday, February 24, 1-2:30pm
NYC Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, February 24, 11am-5pm
Bronx Coalition of Parks
Jobs & Opportunities  
East New York Farms!

Governors Island Teaching Garden

Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Nature Based
Brandworkers

Horticultural Society of New York

Healthy Eating Unit

Browders Birds Farm