Managing Partners Season 2, Episode 1:
Malcolm Hoover & Mirabai Collins, Black Futures Farm
To kick off season two, Jill and Jeff sit down with Mirabai Collins and Malcolm Hoover of Black Futures Farm. These two run a community farm in Portland that is dedicated to the movement toward food sovereignty for Black people (more on that in the links below). Along with running their farm in the pandemic, they also got married this year (in overalls, natch!).
Over virtual coffee, we discuss the value of love that grows over time (18:45); how trust can be hard to come by, but is critical to building something that matters (49:20); and why the men in our partnerships are SO much better at communicating their emotions (37:05). Also making cameos: Ratty ass sneakers, button-down shirts and Lauretta Jean’s pies.
More about Black Futures Farm:
Portland Monthly: “These Groups Are Bringing Black-Led Farming and Food Justice to Portland,” https://www.pdxmonthly.com/news-and-city-life/2020/07/these-groups-are-bringing-black-led-farming-and-food-justice-to-portland
Oregon Public Broadcasting, “A Portland farm seeks to restore Black people to the land,” https://www.opb.org/news/article/black-futures-farm-portland-agriculture-black-food-sovreignty/
East Portland News, “Black Futures Farm grows food, fosters community,” https://eastpdxnews.com/general-news-features/black-futures-farm-grows-food-fosters-community/
More about food sovereignty:
U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance: http://usfoodsovereigntyalliance.org/what-is-food-sovereignty/
Black Food Sovereignty Coalition: https://blackfoodnw.org/
National Black Food and Justice Alliance: https://www.blackfoodjustice.org/
#BHM: A Brief Look At The Importance of Black Food Sovereignty: https://whyhunger.org/category/blog/bhm-a-brief-look-at-the-importance-of-black-food-sovereignty/