Producer/Host: C.J. Walke, MOFGA
Keynote Address – Common Ground Country Fair – 2020 given on September 25, 2020
Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice
Uprooting racism and ceding sovereignty in the food system
About the host:
C.J. Walke, host of Common Ground Radio, has been involved in Maine agriculture for over 20 years and has worked in numerous capacities for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) starting in 2006. Since 2012, C.J. has worked as farm manager for College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he works with students to grow organic fruits, vegetables and livestock products. He holds degrees in park management/environment education and library science. Common Ground Radio debuted in June of 2010 and C.J. has been the show’s host since 2014.