Black Soil: Honoring a Legacy, Cultivating A Future for Black Farmers

This episode features Ashley Smith, the co-founder of Black Soil. Black Soil is a nonprofit in Lexington, KY, dedicated to reconnecting Black Kentuckians to their legacy and heritage in agriculture and to empowering Black farmers in Kentucky, who currently make up just 1.4% of the state’s farmers. Anyone who eats has a stake in there being a just, sustainable food system, so tune into this episode to learn more about Black Soil’s work and the powerful bonds of community that Black Soil is helping to cultivate in a state that still reckons with its history of slavery.

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