Healing the trauma of Black land loss through regenerative rice production

Konda Mason is co-founder and president of Jubilee Justice, a non-profit dedicated to regenerative agriculture, racial justice, cooperative practices, and healing the wounds of Black American land loss and racism. They are in the fourth year of a rice-growing program, the system of rice intensification (SRI), a dry-land technique for growing rice that’s healthy for land and consumers and efficient and productive for farmers. They have built a mill and are actively working toward a vertically integrated business model to provide domestic, regeneratively produced rice varieties.


2’15 Special feature: The Good Meat Project
9’25 how Alex started oyster farming
11’14 the role of oysters for biodiversity and cleaning the water
13’18 oysters building reefs for tide and erosion control
14’10 who eats oysters–besides people
15’20 shells are habitat for new generations of oysters
16’17 different ways of farming oysters
19’09 variations in farmed oysters
20’00 influencing the shape of the oyster
22’28 resilience of oysters
23’51 the greatest threats to oysters
25’27 why are there more oyster diseases now
26’11 the process of shellfish/habitat restoration
29’21 the relationship between oyster farmers and restoration efforts
32’36 differences between wild and farmed oysters
35’54 oysters being used to clean polluted coastal areas
36’27 cleaning up algal blooms from too much nitrogen
38’23 oysters clean polluted waters but are not edible
41’51 the food culture of oysters
46’51 theory that shellfish contributed to the development of the human brain
48’47 the difficulties and rewards of oyster farming

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