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Keynote with Jovan Sage and Michael Raiford - Shared screen with speaker view
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
33:07
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Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
34:11
Speaker bios:
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
34:14
https://quiviracoalition.org/jovan-sage/
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
34:30
https://quiviracoalition.org/matthew-raiford/
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
35:45
“Chefarmer”!
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
37:55
Yay love seeing the seeds!
Carrie Balkcom
42:43
http://www.thecarolinagoldricefoundation.org/
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
43:23
“The resilience comes into saving the seed… taking the knowledge that we have now and giving just due to the people that actually brought that knowledge” - MR
Co-Host - Sarah Wentzel-Fisher
45:49
I think putting them in the chat to everyone is ok!
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
46:10
“We’re talking about the Deep South… when we sheltered in place we had all these inequalities and drew on community resilience to get through” - JS
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
49:30
“Having to go through that fear, that uncertainty… did I secure my animals well enough? Did we harvest enough?… with a hurricane there is nothing but wind, you can’t see anything, and you literally have to figure out how am I mentally going to make it through the night and be ready for what comes after. We’ve had to tap into that resilience on the farm, in our food business, and in our lives in very real ways.” - JS
Sommer Sibilly-Brown, VIGFC
49:36
I live in the Caribbean and completely understand
Sommer Sibilly-Brown, VIGFC
50:14
The Virgin Islands Farmers go through this often
Sommer Sibilly-Brown, VIGFC
50:24
Yes!
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
52:33
“Have you centered yourself for the day?” JS
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
54:40
“As we’re having conversations around sustainability and regenerative ag… farmers, seed keepers, stewards, etc still need to center themselves in their plans. Are you finding ways to be regenerative in your own life? Way to acknowledge the trauma… ways to work forward and heal from that.”
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
54:43
-JS
Co-Host - Sarah Wentzel-Fisher
56:08
If you don’t center your health, wellness, joy, are you really being a successful farmer? - JS
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
57:13
“For us to be resilient we have to take care of ourselves… if we can’t take care of ourselves there’s no way our food can do what it needs to do.” - MR
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
59:40
“The legacy is in the soil… you have to dive in and pay attention to everything you’re doing.” - MR
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:01:22
“Not the Lone Ranger small farmer framework… it’s not possible, not sustainable… there are some beautiful models for collective work, ways to work in community like buying clubs, food hubs. I think it’s going to take community really coming together… how can we all play different roles within the food system to support one another and work towards a vision?” - JS
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:03:41
“Do you know the farmer up to road from you?.. Do you have a network of people so if you lose your chicken operation they can help you find chicks quickly?… the idea of the lone farmer feeding the world is false and never existed… especially never in the US where our agriculture was built on the back of enslaved Africans… need to start thinking differently about the way we are working the land, regional food systems… taking into account culture, equity, and being responsive to what is happening in the world.” -JS
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:05:52
“Community based work that supports farmers is key to moving forward.” - JS
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:09:36
“At this market, these farmers that are more like family… every creed, race, color, we were all there… it was the highest grossing market… “ because of selling different items and coordinating - MR
Co-Host - Sarah Wentzel-Fisher
01:10:08
Please put your questions here in the chat box!
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:12:38
How do you both take care of yourselves? What’s your self-care like?
Staff--Peter Williams
01:13:17
It takes a village to raise a farmer if a farmer is going to be able to support that community—paraphrasing JS and MR, a mash-up of the messages
Stephen A Filippone
01:13:23
how do you measure the regeneration on your farm? like soil health for example. Do you think it is important for farmers to take this step to get land health certifications?
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:14:02
<3 Mmmmmm yes so inspiring thank you!!
Co-Host - Sarah Wentzel-Fisher
01:15:15
It starts with the soil. If we give back to nature what nature gives to us, we will be able to regenerate the soil on a constant basis. — MR
Brenn Scott - NAP Apprentice
01:16:10
Do you have any advice for building community for those of us who might be new to remote and rural areas and are queer, BIPOC, etc.?
Staff--Peter Williams
01:16:27
Work with the land, not against it—all soil is local—JS and MR
Kyla Peterson
01:17:10
Have you seen any connections between your soil health and your water use? Do these regenerative practice help you conserve water in any way?
Co-Host - Sarah Wentzel-Fisher
01:18:25
How do you think about advice of your grandmothers in relationship to the unpredictability of climate change?
sophia skelly
01:21:25
I loved hearing about your experience with networks of sharing/co-op organizing - what are major obstacles to building out (or re-building!) more infrastructure to share farming equipment, etc?
abflorance
01:21:39
When you have human connection with your customers, they know what you have. You are the lucky ones that you got cut out of chemicals and new seeds.
Candy Thomas
01:23:27
since you hve been essentially "organic" and you don't have the certification for organic do you think there is validity in a regenerative ag certification system? do you think there is any validity for that certification system or do you think it is just a marketing campaign like the organic certification and not worth attaining?
Co-Host - Sarah Wentzel-Fisher
01:24:26
More info about Heir’s Property — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7w8932dTw4&list=PLFHRwsJneIf6NjXoEc6_oa06qQzqlsJq9&index=11
Brenn Scott - NAP Apprentice
01:25:26
That’s amazing. Thank you. :) It can be hard to feel a sense of belonging!
Carrie Balkcom
01:27:09
Closed mouths don't get fed. MR
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:27:21
Found this question on FB live: how have working with other groups impact your work? Is this an essential part of what you do?
Mina's iPhone
01:27:53
What methods do you use to listen to and understand the needs of your own community and how does that influence what you grow and produce on your farm?
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:27:56
“Be okay with being wrong!” MR
abflorance
01:28:27
be ok with being wrong..you can’t know what you don’t know…..Golden Words of Wisdom Gratitude to you!
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:32:27
“Listen to your community and balance that with what you want to do…” - JS
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:33:19
Eat what you grow, have pride in what you do… JS and MR
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:35:07
“Make sure your family is fed… if you’re not feeding yourself… how are you going to feed your region, your community… the world?"
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:35:10
-JS
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:35:53
“Farmers should be the most healthy people in the world” - MR
Nancy Singham Land Witness Project
01:36:29
name of person Jovan just referenced? Dr Lenny ??
Jovan & Matthew
01:36:43
Dr. Leni Sorenson, Indigo House History
kristina’s iphone
01:36:51
amazing presentation and sharing—thank you!
Nancy Singham Land Witness Project
01:37:54
thanks!
Carrie Balkcom
01:37:54
The joy these folks have is infectious! Pass it on.
Sommer Sibilly-Brown, VIGFC
01:37:55
Thank Matthew and Jovan,
Staff--Peter Williams
01:38:41
https://www.indigohouse.us/about-me-getting-to-now/
Co-Host - Sarah Wentzel-Fisher
01:39:51
Unplug from the feed and plug into nature. - JS
Staff--Peter Williams
01:41:16
Show the same care for yourself as a farmer that you show for the soil—JS
Nancy Singham Land Witness Project
01:42:00
good advice for others such as teachers too. Take care of yourself as you do your students, and so on …
Staff--Peter Williams
01:43:01
If you aren’t taking care of yourself, you aren’t going to be able to regenerate yourself, your land, your community.
Staff--Peter Williams
01:43:10
—MR
Carrie Balkcom
01:43:53
Stay ready so you don't have to get ready. MR
Emily Reno
01:44:26
Absolutely LOVING this conversation. I feel like I’ve just popped into an inspirational chat that my spirit needed. Also, shout out to my Kansas City colleagues! :)
Nameh (she)
01:45:03
AGGGGREEEED!!! So so so so nourished in this conversation. <3
sophia skelly
01:45:20
same! in so many ways thank you thank you
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:45:51
This is amazing, reminding me of Lauren Olamina in Parable of the Sower - she’s always ready
Kyla Peterson
01:45:56
do you give classes in herbalism?
abflorance
01:45:59
Thank you much for your wisdom and sharing it with all of us
Staff--Peter Williams
01:46:09
For those looking for a bidet—https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjE6N-B2oztAhUpFjQIHT25B3gQFjAPegQICxAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fbidet%2Fs%3Fk%3Dbidet&usg=AOvVaw1TqatCvAjvJIqMNgWXEO6A
Staff--Peter Williams
01:46:12
:)
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:47:26
“The goal should be to thrive” - JS
Staff--Peter Williams
01:48:01
Farmers, earthworkers, seed keepers have it within us to survive—JS
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:48:48
What sparks your joy? - MR
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:49:05
:) haha
Staff--Peter Williams
01:49:20
Pay attention to what sparks your joy and have that handy, in your bag, ready when you need joy—MR
Kathy Webster
01:49:20
I’ve got those packed.:)
Brenn Scott - NAP Apprentice
01:49:37
“I want to taste the rainbow” - MR
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:50:07
“Our network is much greater than we think if we just make sure we stay connected.” - MR
Kyla Peterson
01:56:23
I just subscribed to your page! I'll be looking out for those classes!
Pam, Golden, CO
01:56:42
I agree
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:57:07
cast iron skillet and instapot!
Kathy Webster
01:57:24
Do I see a Matthew and Jovan cookbook coming out?
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
01:57:29
<3 <3 hahaha yes please
Pam, Golden, CO
01:57:36
I agree with cast iron - that's almost all I use
susanbeal
02:01:01
I counted my cast iron skillets earlier this year, and needed all my fingers and toes plus…. and that didn’t count the stew pots. Great stuff to cook in. Some of them are as old or older than am I……
Jovan & Matthew
02:01:12
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1682686043/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_zJwTFbTFYPS5A
Co-Host - Sarah Wentzel-Fisher
02:01:33
https://www.sageslarder.com
Kathy Webster
02:02:16
Nice! I know what I want for Christmas!
Staff--Peter Williams
02:02:49
Thank you both so much for the conversation and all the joy!
Emily Reno
02:03:00
So so grateful for your insight and wisdom!
Support Team - Leah PW (she/they/ki) - Quivira Coalition
02:03:02
What a magical and inspiring conversation! I’m going to get my backpack ready...
Mina's iPhone
02:03:03
thank you this was wonderful!
Willard Heck
02:03:06
Absolutely Fantastic conversation! Thank you!!
susanbeal
02:03:11
Thank you all for the inspirations and conversations and wisdom
Pam, Golden, CO
02:04:05
Thank you
Lucas Ramirez
02:04:15
Thank You!!
Ashley Lewin, she/her, New Mexico
02:04:22
Thank you
Nancy Singham Land Witness Project
02:04:29
thanks all!