Our class structure is unique in the way that it pairs the cycle of the land (from bed prep to harvest) with the distribution of our course material. Our perspective as course facilitators is of a desire to build deeper relationships and open up conversation in our organization that might otherwise be difficult to facilitate.
To get a sense of our course, view Fall 2023 Course Material! linked here: https://padlet.com/augustswillow/working-agroecology-in-action-food-sovereignty-and-land-libe-8216iag0sdqdhz7e
We will center our practice on lessons from the global agroecology movement, which seeks the liberation of peasant farmers via the rescue of indigenous and integrated farming practices. Following the work of La Via Campesina and other advocates for agrarian reform and revolution, we acknowledge that the struggle for food sovereignty is one in the same with the struggle against capitalism and imperialism. We are clear in our definition of ourselves and our work as anticapitalist.
Pairing this with the theoretical framework of Black and queer ecologies, we will explore how our stories, identities, and liberation of all people are inextricably bound up with the Land, asking how must our understanding of each other and ourselves change in order to be in better, more sustainable relationship with the Land. Agroecology is a means of building and envisioning systems that reflect that connection. We wonder, how might our systems reflect that relationship, making space for anti-capitalist, land-based, and community-anchored lifeways?
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