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The Afro Beets Podcast is your source for garden-to-table content inspired by culture and soul. We use food and nature as a tool to explore the African Diaspora and connect back to the land. Take a listen as Christin navigates his health and wellness journey one bite at a time.

The Afro Beets Podcast Christin Riddick

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    • 4.1 • 31 Ratings

The Afro Beets Podcast is your source for garden-to-table content inspired by culture and soul. We use food and nature as a tool to explore the African Diaspora and connect back to the land. Take a listen as Christin navigates his health and wellness journey one bite at a time.

    54: The Fly of Sustainable Fashion (feat. Swap DC)

    54: The Fly of Sustainable Fashion (feat. Swap DC)

    With the world getting warmer and the effects of our consumption habits beginning to compound. It encouraging that know there our people like this weeks guest is making moves to make a difference. Zsameria is the founder and curator of SWAP DC. A pop-up event approach to creative recycling in Washington, DC that fosters a fun and diverse community around swapping for residents who want to reduce, reuse and live a more sustainable lifestyle. SWAP DC aims to bring awareness to the consequences of consumerism in  our environment and our culture.

    In this week's episode we dive into topics such as:


    The Value of Quality Clothing
    Getting the Most out of Your Thrifting Experience
    Building Authentic Community Events 
    Consequences of our Consumption Habits 
    How to Reduce Waste at Home 

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    • 46 min
    53: Diary of a Young Black Farmer (feat. Tolu Igun)

    53: Diary of a Young Black Farmer (feat. Tolu Igun)

    In this week's episode, we sit down with Tolu Igun. A land steward, community organizer, and educator currently based in Washington, DC. This is Tolu's fifth season distributing and growing fresh food in the DMV. She started OlaLekan Farm, a destination in the community for wellness, wholesome connection, and education in 2022 and loves to grow and cook with ginger, okra, and hot peppers the most. Their mission is to heal the soil, elevate awareness surrounding food sovereignty, and empower beginning farmers and land stewards. In this episode, we dive into topics such as:


    Building community on the farm
    The Hidden Cost of Farming 
    Making revenue through the land 
    The Importance of Setting up the New Grow Season

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    • 44 min
    52: Uncovering Family Food History (feat. Melissa L. Jones)

    52: Uncovering Family Food History (feat. Melissa L. Jones)

    Edible Activist is a podcast that feeds you empowering narratives and perspectives from the voices of emerging black people and people of color in food and agriculture who are stewarding the land, healing communities, and advocating for food justice and economic power across the globe. Hosted by Melissa L. Jones, she interviews a diverse group of everyday growers, farmers, entrepreneurs, artists, and other extraordinary individuals, who exemplify activism in their edible way!



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    • 1 hr 12 min
    51: Embracing Cultural Foods in Nutrition (feat. EatWell Exchange)

    51: Embracing Cultural Foods in Nutrition (feat. EatWell Exchange)

    In this week's episode, we sit down with Jasmine and Ashley of EatWell Exchange to discuss the importance of eating your way through health and wellness through the cultural foods you eat. We dive into topics such as:


    The career path of a registered dietician


    Engaging the community around food


    Tips on getting your family and loved ones to eat right


    The challenges of funding a black-led non-profit



    Both Ashley and Jasmine are two registered dietitians with well over a decade of experience between them. Ashley has been a Nutrition Educator for 9 years, advising peers in college and now families in lower-income populations. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Dietetics from Florida State University with a minor in religion and is pursuing a master's in Dietetics with a concentration in Health Informatics. Jasmine holds a Bachelor's degree in Nutrition Dietetics from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from Rosalind Franklin University. With 3 years of experience as a Nutrition Educator in the Florida Department of Health, she counsels patients on community health issues.



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    • 48 min
    50: Unboxing Food Creativity (feat. Courtnee Futch)

    50: Unboxing Food Creativity (feat. Courtnee Futch)

    If you are a food creative looking to take your game to the next level this episode is for you. Courtnee is basically Thanos of the food creative world and has stopped by to give us some quick bites on how to move right. We discuss everything from Atlanta food culture to how to navigate the corporate food space to set up your next moves as an entrepreneur. Tap in you don't want to miss this.



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    • 1 hr 1 min
    49: Navigating Imposture Syndrome in Natural Resources (feat. Sharon Dorsey)

    49: Navigating Imposture Syndrome in Natural Resources (feat. Sharon Dorsey)

    Sharon Dorsey is an urban naturalist, birder, hiker, and educator based in Baltimore, MD. Her mission is to expose people to the beauty and ecological functions of nature in their backyard. On top of that, she has recently received her Master of Science degree in Fish & Wildlife Sciences from Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources and Environment! You can find her work featured in publications such as the book Been Outside: Adventures of Black Women, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming People in Nature.


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