SAAFON: With These Hands — Black Stories of Collectivism, Rural Revivalism and Healing

“With These Hands” is a docu-series profiling the works and lives of Black farmers from deep southeastern United States, presented by our grantee SAAFON. The series showcases the ways in which Black agrarianism is revitalizing our ecosystem and building community. The series was created by Myriah Towner and directed and produced by LeeAnn C. Morrissette.

Taking Root
Part One and Part Two: Keisha Cameron of High Hog Farm in Grayson, Georgia, and Micole Hasan of Bread & Butter Farms in Monroe, Georgia share their journeys of transitioning out of corporate America to pursue a full-time agrarian lifestyle.

Ancestral Healin’ featuring Earcine Evans
In this episode, “With These Hands” takes audiences into the work and life of Mrs. Earcine Evans of Francis Flowers and Herbs Farm in Pickens, Mississippi. She shares how returning to her family’s land after two decades of working in the beauty and hair industry saved her life.

Rooted Feat. Felicia Bell
In this episode, we meet Felicia Bell and her sons, stewards of RD & S Farm in Brandon, Mississippi. As fourth- and fifth- generation farmers, they share their wealth of knowledge around traditional agriculture, eating for wellness and the entrepreneurial spirit that comes with growing up self-sufficient.

Land is Power Feat. The Barkers

In this episode, we meet farmers Dorathy and Phillip Barker of Olusanya, LLC in Oxford, North Carolina who share their poignant story of toil and grit to arrive at the very moment we are in. From battling the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the laden systemic racism to organizing and championing community and justice for Black farmers, the Barkers have fiercely helped pave the way for food and land justice.

A Living Tradition Featuring Sara’ Reynolds Green
In this episode, we meet Sara’ Reynolds Green, educator, cultural steward and farmer of Marshview Community Organic Farm in St. Helena Island, South Carolina. Through her youth-run farm and her husband Bill Green’s restaurant, the Gullah Grub, they have made it their life’s work to empower local youth through the cultural traditions of the Gullah people.