Natasha Bowens

Natasha Bowens is an author, beginning farmer and community activist who focuses on building empowerment and community with food and storytelling.

The Foreword Review calls her book The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming “a trailblazing look at the past and present of North American farming” through the eyes of farmers of color. Natasha spent the past five years gathering stories and portraits of farmers and food activists from Black, Latina, Asian, and Native communities across the country—stories that invite us to dig deep into race, culture and community for a truly sustainable food system. In 2010 Natasha started The Color of Food, after exploring race and agriculture on her blog Brown.Girl.Farming. and Grist magazine. Her work has now garnered national attention such as The Atlantic, Mother Earth News, VICE, YES!, and NPR.