Regenerative agriculture and racial justice




Regenerative Agriculture, Racial Justice, Land Access


First paragraph:

At a time when regenerative agriculture has come under increasing scrutiny for murky definitions (Newton et al., 2020), corporate dilution (Nargi, 2020), and a lack of attention to racial justice and land access (Fassler, 2021), Liz Carlisle’s Healing Grounds: Climate, Justice, and the Deep Roots of Regenerative Farming (2022) offers an expansive, justice-oriented understanding of regenerative agriculture. In Healing Grounds, Carlisle makes the case that the regenerative farming practices gaining popular traction are not new but are instead deeply rooted in the agricultural traditions of Black, Indig­e­nous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities across the globe. To unearth these deep roots, Carlisle features the stories and work of several BIPOC women leaders in regenerative agriculture, weaving in a wealth of interviews, archival research, and historical data to examine structural agricul­tural injustices and the multitude of regenerative farming practices sustained by BIPOC commu­nities. . . .


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Author Biography

Natasha Shannon, University of California, Berkeley

Graduate student, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Cover of "Healing Grounds"



How to Cite

Shannon, N. (2022). Regenerative agriculture and racial justice. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 11(4), 295–297.