Our BIPOC Oral History Project is a partnership between our chapter, faculty members and students at The Evergreen State College, and the farmers themselves.
During the 2020-21 academic year, board member Loretta Seppanen collaborated with students who were interested in learning the stories behind farms run by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in the South Sound region. Loretta paired students with farmers and Evergreen faculty provided guidance for students to help them listen and capture the stories of these farmers. Our goal was to encourage a rich connection between students and farmers and to amplify their stories here, on our site, so people can learn more about historical and present-day farmers of color in our region
Click below to read student narratives, based on conversations with these farmers.
Mercy Kairuki-McGee Haki Farmers Collective Mercy brings her Kenyan farming experience to the community through the Haki Farmers Collective.