Leah Penniman smiling and holding a farm tool across her shoulders.




Activist, Author, Farmer

Leah Penniman

Petersburg, New York | 2011

Penniman cofounded Soul Fire Farm in New York in 2011 to reclaim land access for Black and brown people. With over 20 years’ experience as a farmer and activist, she is the author of Farming While Black, a comprehensive guide to small-scale agriculture for Black farmers.

Adopted By Erin O’Connor