Episode 32: Dr. Shakara Tyler

Jun 22nd, 2021

Dr. Shakara Tyler is a returning generation farmer, educator and activist-scholar who engages in Black agrarianism, agroecology, food sovereignty and climate justice. Dr. Tyler serves as Board President at the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and is a member of the Black Dirt Farm Collective and of the Detroit People’s Food Co-op. Tune in to learn more about:

– The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, their projects and their farm;

– Food sovereignty, the right of peoples to healthy and culturally-appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems;

– The Detroit People’s Food Co-op, which is an African American led, community-owned grocery cooperative;

– The real meaning of community;

– The Black Dirt Farm Collective and their goal to bring back the ancestral process of land based living.

To learn more about Dr. Shakara Tyler and her work go to https://www.dbcfsn.org/.