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Scalawag's weekly newsletter, Salt, Soil, & Supper is like a potluck, as we refuse to leave out those affected by changing climate, dwindling natural resources, and environmental racism. If we're to break bread together, we need to bring everyone to the table, from the coast to the Black Belt.
For the last five years, Scalawag has published countless articles on Southern food and foodways and the environmental efforts led by organizers in Gulf States—but we can do more. Written by a Gulf Coast native, agricultural reporter, and regular Scalawag contributor Xander Peters, Salt, Soil, & Supper helps folks interested in the environment, agriculture, and foodways in the Gulf Coast who want wholistic conversation and analysis by creating an ongoing space where readers hear from both practitioners and policy-makers, and where voices that are often siloed in environmental and agricultural spaces can weigh in.
Will West End farmers continue to thrive in the neighborhood, or will they be displaced elsewhere due to the rapid change—and rising costs—of farming in a gentrifying neighborhood?
What will indigenous sovereignty look like in the Trump era?
It took Pocahontas' tribe––the Pamunkey––three decades to achieve an official status from the federal government. Now their hard-won rights face an uncertain future.
Black farmers build their own food scene in Forsyth County, NC
There are only a handful of Black farmers remaining in Forsyth County, North Carolina, but their impact is changing the region's food landscape.
Food, power, and place in Northwest Arkansas
This corner of the Mid-South is brimming with history, paradox, and a food culture that's a window into its politics and people.
The Triangle's first Black-owned vegan restaurant still doing business during COVID-19
Vegan Flava Cafe gained a loyal fanbase in Durham for their carrot tuna and walnut tacos. But can they do the same in Chapel Hill and during a pandemic?
Sweet (and sticky) redemption
The Gullah/Geechee were enslaved to grow sugar. Now, their descendants hope sugar can save their cultural legacy.