Amyrose Foll on Food Sovereignty at Farmers for Climate Action: Rally for Resilience


Amyrose Foll speaks to the crowd at the opening night gathering of Farmers for Climate Action: Rally for Resilience on March 6, 2023. Amyrose Foll is actively seeking to dismantle the systemic racism in our food system, and transform the regional foodshed to create community-driven systems based on collectivism, and respect for nature. Before becoming the Director of Future Harvest’s Beginner Farmer Training Program in 2021, and Program Director for the Urban Agriculture Collective in 2022 Amyrose founded The Virginia Free Farm, which works to provide free nutrient dense food assistance to those in need, and plants and seeds (free of charge) to community gardens, schools, tribes, and community-based organizations. It is a hub for educating young people in the Richmond metro area about indigenous agriculture, ethnobotanical knowledge, & lifeways in order to cultivate the next generation of land and water protectors.

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Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. Farm Aid artists and board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Margo Price host an annual festival to raise funds to support Farm Aid’s work with family farmers and to inspire people to choose family farm food. For more than 35 years, Farm Aid, with the support of the artists who contribute their performances each year, has raised more than $64 million to support programs that help farmers thrive, expand the reach of the Good Food Movement, take action to change the dominant system of industrial agriculture and promote food from family farms.

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Farm Aid’s performances are donated by the artists in order to raise funds and raise awareness for family farmers. They’ve raised their voices to help — can we count on you to stand with us and pledge your support?


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