325) Karen Washington: Food security, justice, sovereignty


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What are the differences between “food security”, “food justice”, and “food sovereignty”? And while food aid and soup kitchens play a critical role in the immediate term, how might they still help to uphold the same power dynamics that historically marginalized communities wish to compost?

In this episode, we welcome Karen Washington, a farmer and activist, to Green Dreamer. Karen is a co-owner/farmer at Rise & Root Farm in Chester, New York, and in 2010, she co-founded Black Urban Growers (BUGS), an organization supporting growers in both urban and rural settings. Karen currently serves on the boards of the New York Botanical Gardens, Mary Mitchell Center, Soul Fire Farm, and Black Farmer Fund, and is widely recognized for her community leadership and organizing.

The musical offering in this episode is American Trilogy by First Nations Elvis, provided by Indigenous Cloud.

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