A petition to change the name of Indian Hill Blvd, a large street that runs through Claremont, to Tongva Hill Blvd has been circulating over Claremont students Instagram’s this week.
A subsidy is a sum of money that the government grants to a business in order to keep the price of the commodity low.
This week I am taking a brief interlude in the ‘anti-colonial conversations about crops posts’ to dive a bit deeper into the concept of reparations and land redistribution in relation to farming.
Like many foods that we eat, the history of the banana is sinister and unfortunately, the contemporary production of the crop is harmful, too.
This week’s crop is sugarcane, a plant that is sporadically and sparsely sprinkled across the farm.
This week we continue our anti-colonial conversation about crops grown here at the farm with a discussion on watermelon. We are currently growing Sugar Baby Watermelons and are obsessed with watching them grow.
This week's blog post, which focuses on okra, will kick off our series of striving to understand crops grown at the farm in an anti-colonial context.
We started writing these posts during the pandemic to give people a taste of the Farm while stuck at home and to continue to lean into the “educational” piece of our mission as an educational farm.
This week’s Farm Friday lesson is a brief introduction to (or reminder of) some of the intersections of police brutality, anti-Blackness, and the food system.
If you’re a friend of the Farm, you probably share our aversion to food waste. Rather than composting or trashing my vegetable scraps, I save them and turn them into vegetable stock.