Land In Our Names is a Black and people of colour collective working towards racial justice and land justice in Britain through a reparative justice framework. We work to platform and support Black, Asian and racialised growers, landworkers, and other plant and land centred workers. We seek to connect Black and people of colour to the land, to create opportunities for racialised communities to heal on the land, and to change the narrative around land in Britain. Over the past year we have featured in several articles, written some of our own, spoken at events and in podcasts, hosted events and talks and collaborated with different groups and organisations on projects around land justice, access and racial justice.
You can read and listen to some of our work here:
- Our blog post introducing our working definition of reparations and reflecting on this year’s ORFC
- Josina recently featured on The Beginnings of Outside podcast
- Here’s an article about the fundraiser that Public Library Quilts and Decolonise The Garden ran for our Growers Grant
- You can find more articles by us or featuring us on our website here
Currently we are working on several projects such as:
- BPOC Growers Grant
- Cultivating Justice – a collaborative project with LWA LGBTQIA+ working group and Farmerama to share stories and experiences of marginalised groups in British farming
- Rootz Into Food Growing – a collaborative project with Ubele, Black Rootz and Organiclea. We led and completed a short research report on BPOC commercial growers in London.
- House of Annetta Garden Space – developing and setting up a garden space at the House of Annetta in central London in which a series of workshops will be held over summer.
- Josina has been consulting on a new Farmerama series looking at the connection between reparations and colonialism and land ownership in Scotland – there’s an event next week for the launch