Dr. Gail Myers, Anthropologist & Urban Farmer

Gail Myers was on my list of folks to cover so while researching Che Axum I saw this I was thinking thanks for another great blog post.

It is an interview with video embedded so be sure to check it out.

“Farming has a spiritual component that many don’t acknowledge or understand. There is something to say about learning at a young age your power to produce and not just to consume. Or create not just to devour.” Gail Meyers

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Gail Myers Gail Myers (far right)
COURTESY OF GAIL MYERS

Dr. Gail Myers is a cultural anthropologist who earned her Doctorate in Anthropology from The Ohio State University, her Masters in Applied Anthropology from Georgia State University and her Bachelors in English from Florida State University.
In 2001, Dr. Myers organized the first statewide conference for African American farmers in Ohio Sustaining Communities: Ohio’s Black Farmers at the Crossroads.
In 2005, Dr. Myers organized the 19th California Small Farm Conference in Ventura, CA,
In 2004, Dr. Myers founded Farms to Grow, Inc.
In 2013 Dr. Myers founded the Freedom Farmers Market in partnership with farmers, business owners, and makers, and community vendors who cooperate to bring the Freedom Farmers Market to West Oakland.

Gail Myers

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StartUpTown

Gail Myers Gail Myers (far right)
COURTESY OF GAIL MYERS

Dr. Gail Myers is a cultural anthropologist who earned her Doctorate in Anthropology from The Ohio State University, her Masters in Applied Anthropology from Georgia State University and her Bachelors in English from Florida State University.
In 2001, Dr. Myers organized the first statewide conference for African American farmers in Ohio Sustaining Communities: Ohio’s Black Farmers at the Crossroads.
In 2005, Dr. Myers organized the 19th California Small Farm Conference in Ventura, CA,
In 2004, Dr. Myers founded Farms to Grow, Inc.
In 2013 Dr. Myers founded the Freedom Farmers Market in partnership with farmers, business owners, and makers, and community vendors who cooperate to bring the Freedom Farmers Market to West Oakland.

Gail Myers

View original post 1,387 more words

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