Healing the Land and Themselves

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  • Indigenous, Black, and queer farmers are buying land with plans to restore and nourish naand with their cultures and communities.
  • The group has acquired Shelterwood, a collective of 900 acres of forest and prairie in California.
  • “A big piece of what we’re trying to do here stems from the perspective that ecosystems are not healthy unless human communities are thoroughly woven into their fabric. It’s about nurturing a community of land tenders who are learning to be in relationship with one another, with themselves, and with the land around them,” said Nikola Alexandre, co-creator of Shelterwood.

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