Land Based Jawns is an organization rooted in Spirit and ancestral spiritual practices. We provide education and training to Black women, femme, and non-binary people on agriculture, land based living, safety, and carpentry. We do so with a focus on self and community healing. Much off our work and training is guided by the skills and lessons highlighted throughout the Parable of the Sower series by Octavia Butler.
LBJ supports the various types of healing that we want to see in our Philly communities. Healing from the impacts of white violence, healing in our relationships with each other, healing in and through spirituality, and healing in our relationships with the Land. We spell out the connections between food justice and health to help our communities become collectively self-sufficient, self-reliant, and self-determined. We believe in the power of food to literally heal our bodies.