Interview with Jasmine Gibson, Our Regional Hub Outreach Coordinator

Jasmine Gibson

Jasmine Gibson Working closely with Clarenda Stanley on our BIPOC Farmers Project and Farmer Inclusion is our new Regional Hub Outreach Coordinator Jasmin Gibson who took some time out of her day to let us get to know her better. Lisa Cloete (LC): Can you tell us a short story about your background and what […]

Interview with Clarenda Stanley, N4J’s MD of Farmer Inclusion (Part 2)

Hemp, Clarenda Stanley

Clarenda Stanley is an award-winning fundraiser, communications professional, and CEO/Founder of Green Heffa Farms, the nation’s first Certified B Corp Black-owned farm. Clarenda hosted the first-ever W.A.S.H. event in North Carolina in early October. She took a break from her morning farming recently to give me the lowdown on what it was all about. Click […]

Interview with Clarenda Stanley, N4J’s MD of Farmer Inclusion (Part 1)

Clarenda Stanley

We recently welcomed Clarenda Stanley as the new Managing Director of Farmer Inclusion for Nature for Justice. Clarenda is a farmer herself who grows herbs and medicinal plants in North Carolina. Clarenda works in communications and fundraising as well, bringing in a multidisciplinary approach to running the N4J BIPOC Farmers Initiative. Lisa Cloete (LC): As […]

Our Program for BIPOC Farmers: 1st Update

BIPOC Program

In spring 2021, Nature For Justice (N4J) launched its Inclusive Climate Resource Network (ICRNet) program for Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) farmers in the southeast U.S. This network aims to help these farmers access the essential technical and financial resources that they traditionally have been denied. These resources will enable BIPOC farmers to […]

Interview with Zakiya H. Leggett, Ph.D: Nature Based Solutions – Centered on Soil Science

Dr. Zakiya Leggett is an assistant professor at North Carolina State University in the College of Natural Resources. She currently teaches Introduction to Environmental Science and Forest Soils. She conducts research related to forestry, soil ecology and eco-literacy. Her research has focused primarily on enhancing the productivity and sustainability of loblolly pine, one of the […]

Kevin Bryan interview: Update on N4J in the USA

Trust Networks as Opportunities to Learn and Grow. Kevin Bryan Bio: Co-Founder and Managing Director – Equity and Partnerships for Nature For Justice. Kevin has 20 years of experience building coalitions, developing organizational strategy, and fostering collaboration between organizations to support the growth of promising organizations and opportunities for people of color. He currently advises […]

Interview with April Jones: Women Led Engagement with BIPOC Farmers

April Jones

Farming for the Future: April Jones Faced with a changing climate, the need has never been greater to adopt farming practices that care for the planet and provide resilience to those who farm. Sustainable agriculture combines three necessary aspects for thriving communities:  environmental health, economic profitability, and social equity which if done properly lays the […]

Theory of Change: Creating Access

Over the past several weeks, we at Nature For Justice have begun to build our nascent efforts to support existing African American farmer networks in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida as they build capacity to manage impacts from climate change, as well as other challenges to more resilient farms and communities — such as water […]