Edible Activist Podcast

#046: The Farming Mama

Episode Summary

Mothering and farming is not easy, yet Violet King manages to make it happen. As a mom to three kids, she is tearing down any misconceptions about being able to conquer both. Violet learned a while back that black folks need to be more self-sufficient and began growing her own food. There was even a period during her pregnancy that she feared not being able to feed her daughter and drew concern about her health. In this episode, we talk about Violet raising farm babies, why we need more people of color in food policy, and how agriculture helped her to understand her ancestry, especially as an adopted child into a white family. Screen reader support enabled.