Farmer Spotlight

Lucas and Mallory of Yawelyahsi•Yó•

Yawelyahsi•Yó•  (Ya-well-yah-SEE-yo) is a partnership between two young farmers and seed keepers, Mallory Mitchell and Lucas Humblet. Yawelyahsi•Yó• is a word in Lucas’s native language of Oneida that means ‘good heart.’ “We feel that we need to have a good heart, a good mind, and a good spirit when we’re farming,” Lucas explains, “we need …

Farmer Spotlight

Michael Chaney

Michael Chaney doesn’t consider himself a farmer or grower. Rather, he’s a self-proclaimed “Ag Patriot.” He sees agriculture as a tool to engage people in equity and justice work. “Growing food is the easy part,” he says, “growing growers is the hard part.” He believes we must approach the future on a more complex basis …