Webinar: Love and Living Soil – Restoring Justice for Land and Community
Jonathan McRay is a farmer, facilitator, and writer living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. He is cofounder and caretaker of Blacks Run Forest Farm, a riparian nursery and folk school rooted in love and living soil. These roots grow out as agroforestry, watershed health, and restorative justice, guided by a desire to farm in the image of the forest and remediate the toxins that pollute our souls, society, and soil, from chemical leaching to white supremacy, through the healing work of our hands, heads, and hearts. Along with farming, he teaches and facilitates processes for conflict transformation, anti-oppression, decision-making, empathy and emotional health, strategic planning, and ceremony, as well as classes and workshops on cultural ecology, land care, and ecological design. He is a member of the Speakers Collective of Soul Fire Farm, where he’s co-facilitated Uprooting Racism in the Food System trainings. Jonathan received his MA in Conflict Transformation and Restorative Justice from the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding in Harrisonburg, Va..