2022-2023 Land Advocacy Fellow

Lily Nauta

I started my farming at the Center for Agroecology at UC Santa Cruz, where I started out as an intern and ended up working there for 3 years. Some issues […]

Emily Arasim

Emily Arasim was born and raised in Tesuque and now resides in Alcalde in the Española Valley of New Mexico. She is dedicated to working alongside community to protect traditional […]

Jesse Schaffer

Over the past 10+ years, Jesse has worked in a variety of capacities within the food system, from community building around food justice and education, to researching food insecurity and […]

Maria Dominique Villanueva

Maria Dominique Villanueva is the co-founder of Fountain Heights Farms, a community-centered urban farm in Birmingham, Alabama, and founder of the BIPOC-centered #WeAllEat Food Cooperative. During the growing season, Fountain […]

Remi Harrington

Remi Harrington is the founder and administrator of the Zoo City Farm and Food Network, a Black woman-led local food policy council, industry association, and network of urban farmers, folk […]

Fulton McField Jr.

Fulton McField Jr. is a senior Biology major at Jackson State University. He has always had a passion for agriculture, nature, and working with animals. During his free time in […]

Brielle Wright

A pioneer in the agriculture space, Brielle Wright is the co-owner of The Farmers B.A.G. (Blessed, Abundant, and Gifted). She started her career in agriculture by way of obtaining her […]

Tianna Kennedy

Tianna has been farming in the Northern Catskills for over a decade. Currently, she owns and operates Star Route Farm, LLC with Amanda Wong and Walter Riesen. Star Route’s diversified […]

Michelle Week

Farmer Michelle Week is the owner of x̌ast sq̓it (hast squeit) which translates to Good Rain in the traditional language of the sngaytskstx (Sinixt). Michelle is of Sinixt—also known as […]

Celina Ngozi Esekawu

Celina comes from a lineage of agrarians based in Nigeria and the U.S. South. She utilizes ancestral earth-based knowledge to grow culturally-relevant foods on her family land. Since receiving her […]

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