#151: Exclusive Live Podcast: HOMEGROWN with Byrd's Nest Box
Edible Activist Podcast
by Melissa L. Jones
2w ago
During this exclusive episode of The Edible Activist Live Podcast event, we opened our studio doors to welcome guests into a vibrant, in-person dialogue celebrating HOMEGROWN – paying tribute to the black women growers, farmers, and food activists who shape our communities. We had the privilege of interviewing none other than Falani Spivey of Byrd's Nest Box, delving into her journey rooted in homegrown traditions and the pioneering women who have influenced her farming practices. From candid discussions on the essence of homegrown in DC and North Carolina to heartfelt tributes to the matriarc ..read more
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#150: Beauty Blooms Farm with Nia Nyamweya
Edible Activist Podcast
by Melissa L. Jones
1M ago
Beauty Blooms Farm https://www.beautyblooms.org ..read more
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#149: From Roots to Market: Nourishing Community with Ashley Drakeford
Edible Activist Podcast
by Melissa L. Jones
2M ago
Join us for an enlightening discussion with Ashley Drakeford, the visionary behind Capital Market in Capital Heights, MD. With roots spanning six generations in Prince George's County, Ashley's profound commitment to community and social impact shines through her work. Discover how her family history shapes the mission of Capital Market, situated near the site where her ancestors were enslaved, and explore its sustainable approach to addressing food inequality. Ashley shares her daily responsibilities as market organizer and co-owner, along with her plans to expand access to fresh, healthy foo ..read more
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#148: Cuzzin' Talk: Sean's Veggie Garden
Edible Activist Podcast
by Melissa L. Jones
3M ago
Edible Activist launches its exciting 2024 season with a dope episode featuring Maryland native, Sean's Veggie Garden! Sean, a passionate grower and pepper master, is renowned as the ultimate watermelon connoisseur. Join us as hosts Melissa and Falani explore Sean's journey into the world of food cultivation, his deep affection for crabbing, and the sprinkling of nostalgic home-cooked memories. Tune in for a heartwarming and engaging conversation! Be sure to follow us on Instragam: @foodtalksncolor Sean's Veggie Garden: @seans_veggie_garden ..read more
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#146: Breaking Bread: LaMonika Jones Unveils the Blueprint for Hunger Eradication in DC
Edible Activist Podcast
by Melissa L. Jones
5M ago
Join us for this episode as e welcome LaMonika Jones as the new director at DC Hunger Solutions. LaMonika shares her journey combating hunger in Washington, D.C., stressing the importance of avoiding silos in food and advocating for a comprehensive system approach. Our conversation explores the intersection of agriculture in her ambitious agenda, shedding light on the essence of ending hunger. LaMonika passionately emphasizes collaboration, highlighting the significance of working with local officials, advocates, organizational partners, and the community. Join us as we connect the dots betwee ..read more
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#145: The People's Market
Edible Activist Podcast
by Melissa L. Jones
6M ago
Step into the world of "The People's Market" with us in this episode! Meet the visionary founder, Brandon Starkes, who is reshaping the game with a subscription-based food delivery service sourcing from local black farms and artisans in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Join us for a lively conversation that takes you to Brandon's roots in Prince George's County, where a deep love for agriculture was nurtured by the wisdom of his great grandmother. But we're not stopping there! We'll also dive into the challenges of accessing premium groceries in suburban neighborhoods, explore the variety of produc ..read more
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#144: Food Justice: A Social Movement
Edible Activist Podcast
by Melissa L. Jones
10M ago
Movements do not have an expiration date! The legacy that our ancestors built rests in the hands of our generation to continue the fight and address the food apartheid that still exists in urban black communities today. In this episode of Cuzzin' Talk - we chat with social change agent and founder, Xavier Brown of Soilful City to unpack the politics behind large organizations that claim to "feed" communities and question why folks are still hungry! We also deep dive into how other countries organize and build around food and farming in comparison to the United States, then pay homage to s ..read more
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#143: Woman from the Well
Edible Activist Podcast
by Melissa L. Jones
11M ago
In this episode, Tennessee native, Jarren Hill-Lockridge, also known as the "Woman from the Well '' shares her story and commitment to the Great Ward 8 in Southeast Washington, DC to prioritize health and wellness for the residents. As an advocate for her community, Jarren serves on the Ward 8 Health Council and also helped to build a green space project in Southeast centered around homegrown, local food and wellness. Tap in and listen to Jarren's journey that led her from the south to Chocolate City and the work that she has done to make wellness accessible and equitable ..read more
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#142: Protecting Her Family's Farmland from Loss
Edible Activist Podcast
by Melissa L. Jones
1y ago
Sweet July, featuring Brittney Bell Surrat: https://sweetjuly.com/editorial/to-save-her-familys-land-this-communications-professional-became-a-farmer ..read more
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#141: Cuzzin' Talk Part III - Growing Together
Edible Activist Podcast
by Melissa L. Jones
1y ago
We are celebrating Women's History month with another episode of Cuzzin' Talk featuring a special guest and the original cousin - Chrissy Sheffey of Charismatic Creations. In this episode we celebrate the accomplishments of one another as creative-preneurs and growing together to make an impact on people and communities. Tune in to hear the inspiration behind Chrissy's Earth Day Weekend events, the importance of connections, our shout outs to other amazing women in food and agriculture and all the laughs and jokes that the cuzzins share in this living room conversation ..read more
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