CHERRY BOMBE 100:
Leah Penniman is a farmer, writer, and humanitarian with more than 20 years experience as a soil steward and food sovereignty activist. She has worked for such organizations as Farm School, Many Hands Organic Farm, and Youth Grow, and with farmers in Ghana, Haiti, and Mexico. Leah is the co-founder, co-director, and program manager at Soul Fire Farm, a 72-acre property in Grafton, New York. Her areas of leadership at the farm include “farmer training, international solidarity, food justice organizing, writing, speaking, making it rain, and anything that involves heavy lifting, sweat, and soil.” Leah is the author of the new book Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land, which is both a how-to manual and a compilation of her life’s work.