Survival Skills: Teaching Urban Youth To Farm the Land

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We have everything we need to revitalize our cities and it's right under our feet : the land! Urban youth have not been taught the farming skills their ancestors had mastered in the South and have fallen prey to an international drug business designed to keep them embroiled in urban warfare over drug selling turf in order to feed their families, while the ground underneath them could be used to grow healthy food for their consumption and distribution.  This is the same condition of poverty created in "third world countries" where the people cannot use their own land to feed themselves, and have no industry to pay them money to buy goods shipped from abroad, so they remain impoverished. In their desperation, they become violent and warlike, fighting over what appears to be limited resources. Can we get back to nature and live on the earth as our ancestors did and as the Native Americans did prior to Europeans coming to America and forcing an unnatural culture upon them.  Moma AZ from North Carolina, of African and Native American descent, explains her thrust to return the Black and Red people of America to a more spiritually based, natural lifestyle that can end urban violence.

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