Permaculture Around The World: International Projects

Soul Fire Farm is an 80-acre farm located on land historically stewarded by the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation, more recently known as Petersberg, New York.

The Mohican people were forcibly removed in the 1800s to a reserve in Wisconsin, 1600 km away. This farm is a way to restore seed sovereignty, build relationships with the land and community, and uproot racism in the food system against the Afro-Indigenous community.

Directed by Leah Penniman, author of Farming While Black, the farm organises food justice workshops for urban youth, creates home gardens for city-dwellers living under food apartheid, shares wildcrafting skills, coordinates a native seed exchange and actively engages in ecosystems restoration. It also offers a harvest delivery for households which reaches over 160,000 people each year.