In tune with the rhythms of the moon and the earth, Black female farmers in the East Bay are growing food in the learned tradition of their ancestors — not only to sustain the environment, but to sustain and uplift their communities. Their mission was recently highlighted in the East Bay Express.
Kanchan Dawn Hunter is the co-director of Spiral Gardens, a 25-year-old community garden project located in South Berkeley. She is one of the women whose mission, through farming, is to provide underserved communities of color with the means and resources to grow their own food.
“Women of color who are growing their own food and food for others are particularly suited for it because of a natural, inherent connection to the land and the roots of producing food where we come from,” Hunter said.