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/).
February 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
brooklyn demme, documentary, multifaith, ramapough lenape, split rock sweetwater prayer camp
Independent filmmaker Brooklyn Demme joins Amirah to discuss his documentary film "The Place Where People Gather" (Akuy Eenda Maawehlaang) which witnesses the Ramapough-Lenape Nation's struggle to gather as a community and pray on their own land in the face of legal & financial abuse at the hands of the township of Mahwah, NJ and a private home-owner's association called the Polo Club.
Brooklyn discusses the film's inspiration and origins; grieving the loss of his father, Jonathan, who was collaborating with him to create this film; the challenges of documentary filmmaking in activist work and in general; bringing intention and spirituality into one's work; and more.
Screenings of "The Place Where People Gather" will be held on Sunday February 16 at 2pm at the Bartow-Pell Mansion (near Pelham Bay Park), Wednesday February 19 at 2pm at the New City Library, and Saturday March 29 at 2pm at Ramapo College. The film is about half an hour long and can be viewed online at https://vimeo.com/348893544/92fd6f0b8b. If you would like to contact Brooklyn to organize a screening of "The Place Where People Gather" email him at email@example.com.
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!
August 16th, 2019 | 41 mins 59 secs
eid, el paso, multifaith, tomato
Amirah and Will sit down for a conversation about their respective weeks. Amirah shares about celebrating Eid with her family in Wisconsin and gives some context for the holiday while Will reflects on the difficulty of his week while trying to process the recent shootings in his hometown of El Paso, Texas. Together they contemplate the 7 'disasters of the heart' and try to remember how many tomato sandwiches they've each eaten this season.
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.
July 19th, 2019 | 38 mins 59 secs
multifaith, pride, squash, zucchini
Amirah and Will take a break from the heat to talk about this season's bumper crop of zucchini. They share zucchini memories and reflections which leads to a discussion about feeling proud of their accomplishments and what their religious traditions have to say about pride.
March 27th, 2019 | 38 mins 39 secs
children's books, community, farming, multifaith, reparations
Special guest Sarah Henkel joins Amirah and Will to celebrate the arrival of Amirah's niece into the world and the recent decision by Hudson River Presbytery to give land and former church buildings in Stony Point, NY to the Sweetwater Cultural Center, a project envisioned by Chief Dwaine Perry of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation. Then they all join in a conversation about children's books: which ones they love and why and which ones they don't. And in case anyone is wondering, Sarah is a member of the Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point Center, a Presbyterian pastor, a dear friend of Amirah's, and married to Will.