54: The Fly of Sustainable Fashion (feat. Swap DC)
The Afro Beets Podcast
by Christin Riddick
2w ago
With the world getting warmer and the effects of our consumption habits beginning to compound. It encouraging that know there our people like this weeks guest is making moves to make a difference. Zsameria is the founder and curator of SWAP DC. A pop-up event approach to creative recycling in Washington, DC that fosters a fun and diverse community around swapping for residents who want to reduce, reuse and live a more sustainable lifestyle. SWAP DC aims to bring awareness to the consequences of consumerism in  our environment and our culture. In this week's episode we dive into topics suc ..read more
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53: Diary of a Young Black Farmer (feat. Tolu Igun)
The Afro Beets Podcast
by Christin Riddick
2w ago
In this week's episode, we sit down with Tolu Igun. A land steward, community organizer, and educator currently based in Washington, DC. This is Tolu's fifth season distributing and growing fresh food in the DMV. She started OlaLekan Farm, a destination in the community for wellness, wholesome connection, and education in 2022 and loves to grow and cook with ginger, okra, and hot peppers the most. Their mission is to heal the soil, elevate awareness surrounding food sovereignty, and empower beginning farmers and land stewards. In this episode, we dive into topics such as: Building community o ..read more
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52: Uncovering Family Food History (feat. Melissa L. Jones)
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by Christin Riddick
2w ago
Edible Activist is a podcast that feeds you empowering narratives and perspectives from the voices of emerging black people and people of color in food and agriculture who are stewarding the land, healing communities, and advocating for food justice and economic power across the globe. Hosted by Melissa L. Jones, she interviews a diverse group of everyday growers, farmers, entrepreneurs, artists, and other extraordinary individuals, who exemplify activism in their edible way! Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the video? Join the Conversation after listening to t ..read more
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by Christin Riddick
2M ago
Stay tuned for next week! Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the video? Join the Conversation after listening to this episode join the conversation with ⁠⁠The Afro Beets Podcast Patreon⁠⁠. Want to start growing your own food? ⁠⁠Sign up for our email list⁠⁠ to download your free garden location quiz. Want to learn more about episode mentions? Get more information on Dreaming Out Loud on our ⁠Website ⁠ Want to get the word out about the podcast? Leave a ⁠⁠Rating and Review⁠⁠. Connect with us on ⁠Instagram⁠ and ⁠Threads ⁠ Subscribe to our ⁠⁠YouTube channel⁠⁠. --- Se ..read more
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51: Embracing Cultural Foods in Nutrition (feat. EatWell Exchange)
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by Christin Riddick
2M ago
In this week's episode, we sit down with Jasmine and Ashley of EatWell Exchange to discuss the importance of eating your way through health and wellness through the cultural foods you eat. We dive into topics such as: The career path of a registered dietician Engaging the community around food Tips on getting your family and loved ones to eat right The challenges of funding a black-led non-profit Both Ashley and Jasmine are two registered dietitians with well over a decade of experience between them. Ashley has been a Nutrition Educator for 9 years, advising peers in college and now ..read more
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50: Unboxing Food Creativity (feat. Courtnee Futch)
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by Christin Riddick
2M ago
If you are a food creative looking to take your game to the next level this episode is for you. Courtnee is basically Thanos of the food creative world and has stopped by to give us some quick bites on how to move right. We discuss everything from Atlanta food culture to how to navigate the corporate food space to set up your next moves as an entrepreneur. Tap in you don't want to miss this. Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the video? Join the Conversation after listening to this episode join the conversation with ⁠The Afro Beets Podcast Patreon⁠. Want to start ..read more
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49: Navigating Imposture Syndrome in Natural Resources (feat. Sharon Dorsey)
The Afro Beets Podcast
by Christin Riddick
3M ago
Sharon Dorsey is an urban naturalist, birder, hiker, and educator based in Baltimore, MD. Her mission is to expose people to the beauty and ecological functions of nature in their backyard. On top of that, she has recently received her Master of Science degree in Fish & Wildlife Sciences from Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment! You can find her work featured in publications such as the book Been Outside: Adventures of Black Women, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming People in Nature. Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and see the vide ..read more
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48: Transforming Your Balcony into a Celebration Garden (feat. Ingrid Butler)
The Afro Beets Podcast
by Christin Riddick
3M ago
This week's episode has expert balcony and container gardener, Ingrid Butler. We dive into some apartment growing tips but we also get real with the inspiration behind her projects including her plans to open a supermarket with her father. Want to check out some resources from this week's episode? Join the Conversation after listening to this episode join the conversation with ⁠⁠The Afro Beets Podcast Patreon⁠⁠. ⁠⁠Sign up for our email list⁠⁠ to download your free garden location quiz. (replace updated website hyperlink) Want to learn more about our today's guest? Get more information on Ingri ..read more
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40: Scaling Vegan Businesses in Africa (feat. Vegan Africa Fund)
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by Christin Riddick
3M ago
In this week's episode, we have Founder, Venture Builder, and Impact Investor of The Vegan Africa Fund…Sunny Satva. The Vegan Fund helps to scale community-driven vegan ventures across the African continent. Ventures include regenerative agriculture and food forests, vegan protein production, vegan leather, eco-packaging, and other sustainable vegan businesses. And all of this is powered through VAF impact crypto, a type of cryptocurrency.  Want to learn more about our today's guest? Get more information on the Vegan Africa Fund on their website. Check out the Vegan Africa Fund on Instagr ..read more
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39: The Addictive Nature of Fake Foods (feat. Kimberly Renee)
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by Christin Riddick
3M ago
Today a special guest in the building we have Kimberly Renee, the owner of the plant-based media and marketing consultancy Might Be Vegan, which is designed to help people around the world live a more healthful life by eating more plants. She’s also is the founder, of the national, direct-to-door hunger relief effort, Food Love. Which focuses on serving BIPOC and other historically marginalized communities in need of nutritious, plant-based foods to strengthen health outcomes and work towards greater food justice in the U.S.  Want to continue the conversation on this week's episode and se ..read more
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