May 15th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
Amirah and Will return to share a little about farming at Stony Point Center over the past few weeks including cover crops, mowing, and planting. Then they dive into a conversation about their most memorable "multifaith moments" in the Community of Living Traditions. From Quaker Meeting for Worship to Purim to Ramadan (and more), Amirah and Will share insights and laughs about where they learned or gained an appreciation for other faith traditions (or their own) in multifaith spaces.
February 28th, 2020 | 48 mins 4 secs
birds, cardinals, crows, farming, hawks, multifaith, owls, vultures, winter solstice, woodpeckers
Amirah and Will are back to kick off the 2020 farming season with a conversation about birds. After several recent bird encounters, and, in honor of Will's second child who was named after a bird, they reflect on sharing space with our feathered friends. Referenced in this episode: "Acknowledging the Winter Solstice Is a Decolonial Act for Indigenous People" by Sarah Sunshine Manning (https://ndncollective.org/acknowledging-the-winter-solstice-is-a-decolonial-act-for-indigenous-people/).
December 13th, 2019 | 58 mins 53 secs
christmas, creation, farming, music, warren cooper
Amirah sits down with recording artist and Community of Living Traditions member Warren Cooper to play one-on-one. In their conversation they discuss Warren's latest musical release "(Let's Bring) Christmastime 2 Creation," how Amirah experiences the Christmas season as a Muslim, work as a spiritual practice/act of worship, how the children in the Community of Living Traditions are influencing Warren's music, what farmers do during winter, and some of Warren's favorite Christmas music growing up. To support Warren's release of Christmastime 2 Creation, visit www.RadRevRecords.com and register for the "Do the Download: Save the Planet" Campaign...and actually download the record on iTunes, Google Play, or Spotify on Sunday December 15! You can also check out a message from Warren here: https://youtu.be/40dD2dEF5DQ
November 15th, 2019 | 50 mins 50 secs
end of season, farming, lettuce, multifaith, sweet corn
Amirah and Will chat about putting the fields to bed for the year and look back on the 2019 farming season. They share memories, accomplishments, and non-accomplishments related to the Keesler farm, lettuce production, sweet corn, and shiitake mushrooms. Finally, they discuss the significance of a memorable encounter with a deer and a blue heron near the creek at Keesler.
October 31st, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
farming, halloween, harvest, multifaith, windigo
Amirah and Will welcome Amirah's long-time friend and Faith in Farming's most devoted listener Ariana Thelen to the podcast for a conversation about Halloween and a couple of essays by Robin Wall Kimmerer. They explore Halloween as a religious holiday and modern-day cultural experience before reflecting on two essays in Braiding Sweetgrass: Windigo Footprints and The Honorable Harvest. Along the way, Ariana shares a great story about an encounter her father had with a Windigo.
September 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
ashura, equinox, farming, multifaith, parenting, ramapough lenape, sassafras, zabiha
Amirah and Will revive an old tradition and play one-on-one for the first time in a long time. Their conversation includes Amirah's recent opportunity to participate in a zabiha slaughter at Halal Pastures, Will's learnings from his now 2-year-old daughter, the influence of being in indigenous spaces on their faith practices, reflections on last year's fall equinox ceremony, and what this year's theme song should be. It's a long one...enjoy!
July 30th, 2019 | 36 mins 15 secs
cucumber, farming, harvest, multifaith, sharing, tomato
Amirah and Will take another break from the heat to have a conversation about all of the farm-related sharing that is happening in their lives: sharing harvests, sharing work, sharing recipes, sharing meals, and the gifts others have shared with them in this season.
May 30th, 2019 | 59 mins 25 secs
faith, farming, ramadan, rocks, solidarity
Amirah and Will welcome their friend Roger to the podcast to reflect on his month farming with them at Stony Point Center throughout his observance of the holy month of Ramadan. They talk about fasting, not fasting, solidarity fasting, solidarity giving, water, and, of course, rocks...and much more. Ramadan solidarity giving? Here are some ideas: https://www.cgdcny.org/give and https://give.irusa.org/campaign/mpf-for-palestine/c233574.
May 17th, 2019 | 53 mins 59 secs
farm the land grow the spirit, farming, groundhog, southside, summer institute
Maggie Nowak (the farmer formerly known as Maggie Krueger) joins Amirah and Will to talk about her experiences participating in Stony Point Center's Farm the Land, Grow the Spirit Summer Institute program and her work now with Southside Community Land Trust in Providence, RI. Their conversation touches on the process of becoming a farmer, arguments they had in 2015 about killing groundhogs, bringing your faith tradition into a non-religious work space, rocks, racial justice, and the holy month of Ramadan...because it's Ramadan.
May 10th, 2019 | 49 mins 28 secs
farming, ramadan, shopping
Amirah and Will play a little one-on-one for old times' sake. It's Ramadan and things are busy at the new farm. They share about their experiences during this holy time, new farm friends, learning with the Keesler land, and what it's like to shop for farm stuff.