Reading and Discussion Group Resources
Topic 3: Food, (Urban) Agriculture, and Racial Justice
Food First: "Backgrounder: Dismantling Racism in the Food System"
Reimagining the Civic Commons, Medium: "Equity and Public Space"
Vann R. Newkirk II, The Atlantic: "The Great Land Robbery"
Interview with Karen Washington, The Guardian: "Food Apartheid"
Leah Penniman, Yes Magazine: "4 Not-So-Easy Ways to Dismantle Racism in the Food System"
Leah Penniman, Farming While Black: "How to End a Food Apartheid"
Topic 2: Orchard Planning
Farmer to Farmer Podcast: Michael Phillips of Lost Nation Orchard
Permaculture Research Institute: "Four Things for an Orchard"
GroCycle: "How to Create a Permaculture Orchard"
Deep Green Permaculture: "Backyard Orchard Culture"
The New York Times: "Tips on Fall Garden Clean-up"
Native Plant Salvage Foundation: "Recognizing Black and Brown Botanists and Encouraging Visions of Diversity in the Field"
New York Botanic Garden: "Black Botany: The Nature of Black Experience"
Topic 1: Native Plants
Native plant articles and guides:
New England Wild Flower Society: "State of the Plants"
Designing Wildlife Habitats: "Ecological Restoration Foundations to Designing Habitats in Urban Areas"
Shorter, but plenty informative:
Doug Tallamy: "Gardening for Life"
The University of Rhode Island: "Native Plant Site Solutions for Backyard Habitat"
NC Extension: "Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants" (focused on North Carolina, but great information)
Pollinator gardening and native plants:
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation: "Pollinator Conservation in Yards and Gardens"
Native plant lists and search tools for your garden:
Native Plant Trust: "Garden Plant Finder"
New England WIld Flower Society: "Native Plants that Attract Pollinators"
UMass Extension: "North American Plants for New England Gardens"
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: "Native Plant Finder"
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation: "Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Lists"
NC State Extension: "North Carolina Extension School Plant Toolbox"