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Episode 28 - Leah Penniman

Figure It Out As You Go Along

In this episode of The Best Thing, I speak to farmer, food justice activist, author, and the co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, Leah Penniman.

In a raw and honest conversation, Leah talks about food apartheid and her four-year journey to build a home with her own hands.

This episode will expose the connection between agriculture and race and how it has shaped our history. You'll be inspired to learn more, work more, and see the world through a new lens.

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Quick Episode Summary

  • Meet Leah
  • Food apartheid
  • Food in the current social climate
  • Reclaiming the heritage of black farming
  • Educating youth about farming and agriculture
  • The best thing that happened to Leah
  • There’s power in naivety
  • The challenges and personal growth building a family business
  • Why Leah's grandmother started farming
  • Follow your ancestors

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Antonio Neves is a nationally recognized leadership speaker, award-winning journalist and author of the forthcoming book, Stop Living on Autopilot: Take Responsibility for Your Life and Rediscover a Bolder, Happier You (January 2021).

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