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Sustainability Now is engaged in the exploration and proliferation of cutting edge sustainable technologies that solve planetary problems related to food, energy, housing, water, waste, health, economics and consciousness.
with Host Mira Rubin and Producer Scott Bille

Jul 15, 2022

Christa Barfield, founder of FarmerJawn, is a force of nature. Healthcare professional turned urban farmer, educator and entrepreneur, Christa had an epiphany in 2018 that led her to create LifeLeaf Organic Farms, parent company to Viva Leaf Tea Co. and FarmerJawn Agriculture, a Philly-based community greenhouse and CSA.

Driven by deep passion, Christa taught herself how to farm and is now sharing that knowledge and the fruits of her labors with members of the Philadelphia community. Her ultimate goal is to eradicate local food deserts, typically communities of black and brown people where there is little access to fresh, nutritious and affordable food, and to provide a more intimate and local connection to its source.

Join us to share in Christa's dynamic journey of creating a sustainable urban farming renaissance, strengthening the local Philly supply chain and healing the relationship of black and brown people to food, land and farming. She epitomizes what it looks like to literally make change from the ground up.