One to Grow On

Understanding how food production impacts us and our world

In part two of our series of on Navajo food sovereignty, Hallie interviews Andi Murphy, host of the podcast Toasted Sister and producer of the radio show Native American Calling. Hallie and Andi discuss the role food plays in culture, the importance of traditional growing practices, and how a good meal can make you feel great.

This week, Hallie brings us an interviewe with two Navajo growers and activists: Nate Etsitty and Felix Earle. Our guests share their perspective on farming and why they do it, discuss food sovereignty and its importance on Navajo, and reflect on the legacy the colonization has left of food systems.

It’s time to learn more about organics! In part three of the series, Hallie and Chris discuss how organic agriculture impacts farms, farmers, and farmworkers. We learn about organic pesticides, why some farmers find organic farming controlling, and how well both Hallie and Chris can imitate cartoon Texans.

*Content warning: this episode mentions sexual violence and traumatic death* In honor of Cesar Chavez day this coming Sunday, Hallie and Chris talk about the struggles farmworkers face and the efforts individuals and organizations have made to try to elevate these struggles. We also learn about why farmworkers rights are intertwined with immigration policy and who exactly Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta are.