Natural Pecans - 10oz
Natural pecans from the orchards of our partners at New Communities in Georgia.
New Communities is a grassroots organization that has worked for over 40 years to empower African American families in Southwest Georgia and to advocate for social justice. Born out of the Civil Rights Movement, New Communities was founded in 1969 as a farm collective to provide a safe haven for black farmers, and became one of the original models for community land trusts in the United States.
African American farmers have surmounted all kinds of obstacles in order to keep their family land and make farming profitable. We talked to Shirley Sherrod about the radical structure of New Communities Inc. — the first community land trust in the U.S. — and their hard work over fifty years in the poorest, most rural counties in Georgia.
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