Leah Penniman

Farming While Black


A unique and empowering manual for people of African heritage ready to reclaim their rightful place of dignified agency within the food system from author, activist, and Soul Fire farmer Leah Penniman. Farming While Black illustrates how fruitful rekindling an ancient and ancestral relationship to the land can be, and the depths to which one's trauma can be healed by putting bare hand and foot to the soil, growing food, and growing community.

With both historical and practical, first-hand perspectives, Penniman guides the reader through every step of the process of starting a small-scale farming operation – from locating and finding funding for the land, and repairing degraded soil, to crop planning and harvest preservation methods.

Soft cover with color photographs throughout.

Edition: 2018.

Condition: New.

Measures ~8.5"x10". 355 pages.