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Heartland Stories Radio

Jun 22, 2021

Dr. Shakara Tyler is a returning generation farmer, educator and activist-scholar who engages in Black agrarianism, agroecology, food sovereignty and climate justice. Dr. Tyler serves as Board President at the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and is a member of the Black Dirt Farm Collective and of the Detroit People’s Food Co-op. Tune in to learn more about:

- The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, their projects and their farm;

- Food sovereignty, the right of peoples to healthy and culturally-appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems;

- The Detroit People's Food Co-op, which is an African American led, community-owned grocery cooperative;

- The real meaning of community;

- The Black Dirt Farm Collective and their goal to bring back the ancestral process of land based living.

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