April 4, 2018 - Biodynamic Association


Podcasts & Videos

Anna and Derrick speak with Briana Olson and Dr. Hisham Moharram about Agrarian Trust and the FaithLands Toolkit.

Darriel Harris is the pastor of Newborn Community of Faith Church, a church dedicated to improving the lives of the historic residents of Sandtown, Upton and surrounding neighborhoods of Baltimore, MD.  Newborn Community of Faith created a 1.5-acre urban farm, which Harris once directed, to help employ residents returning from incarceration and to help improve the neighborhood’s food environment. Harris is also a PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, where his research interests include health behavior change communication, food policy, and neighborhood effects on the health and well-being of residents. His work has been featured by The Atlantic magazine, Duke University’s World Food Policy Center, Huffington Post, and several others.

Religious leaders as farmers, regenerative agriculture as a spiritual practice: Faithlands, an initiative of the Agrarian Trust, is all about community-building, food security, environmental restoration, and an interfaith, interdisciplinary approach to building a healthier and more just food system.  It brings together religious traditions and regenerative agriculture. In this episode we talk to Severine von Tscharner Fleming, organizer in the young farmers movement, and Sam Chamelin, founding pastor of the Keep and Till and the St. Mark’s United Church of Christ in Hempstead Maryland.