Black Sustainability Summit

But We Make It Fertile:

Afrikan Ways of Building Healthy Black Soils

Most natural farming practices are born out of the culture of a given ethnic group. For example, contemporary composting methods are from Britain by way of India. The fermented solutions of Korean Natural Farming were inspired by the garden boosting effects of leftover kimchi juice. 

When we build healthy black soils, what cultural information do we have to guide us? How does this cultural information translate into agricultural technique? Instead of turning compost piles, how can we leverage life to transform our wastes into natural resources? 

Attendees will learn: 

1) Brief histories of well known natural farming practices, 

2) Early formulations of the Tenets of Eko Nipa Iroko, and 

3) How to create more life to create healthy black soil.

What an honor it is to present, after sitting at the feet of the organizers and presenters of the BSS for several years. I may have overwhelmed people in attendance with the amount of information that I have been so excited to share. Below contains the resources that I shared in the slides.