sankofa community farm [philadelphia, pa]

posted June 4, 2020

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Farmstand (June–November)
Thursdays, 3:305:30 pm: 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
Saturdays, 10am2 pm: Clark Park Farmers Market, 43rd and Chester

“To develop an African focus for the farm’s core purpose, co-directors Chris Bolden-Newsome and Ty Holmberg have engaged in many conversations with the community gardeners, student interns, and local leaders. At the farm, we are committed to living the praxis of Sankofa, a constant “remembering” as we move forward with our lives as individuals, nourished by active engagement of our people’s shared narratives in America. The concept of Sankofa is derived from King Adinkera of the Akan people of West Africa. Sankofa is expressed in the Akan language as “se wo were fi na wosan kofa a yenkyi.” Literally translated, it means, “It is not taboo to go back and fetch what you forgot.” The farm has been guided by the idea of Sankofa since its inception and we work daily to bring this consciousness in our Southwest Philadelphia community.