Jìgìjìgì kò s̩éé fà tu“A firmly rooted plant cannot be uprooted.”
Yorùbá òwe (proverb)
Jìgìjìgì is an Afrikan-Centered Podcast that seeks to encourage other Afrikans to learn more about growing plants, food, soil, and their soul. We want to get our hands and minds dirty detailing the Afrikan relationship with the soil. We continually ask and answer the question, “How did you grow while you grew tomatoes, peppers, kale, and melons?”
Building healthy soil builds a healthy soul and we share stories on how to do both.
Expect episodes to contain wisdom, tips, and actionable advice from Afrikan Agriculturalists for how to improve yields, crop performance, and marketability thereby “blackening” your green-thumb.
A prominent DMV proverb is “There is no culture without Agriculture.” We find that to be very true here at Jìgìjìgì.
Episodes and Articles
EsoTerracisms: Beekeeping – JP017 We travel to the beginning of time to learn about Keeping the Tears of Ra (Beekeeping), while reflecting on our own experiences with keeping bees in college. Works ReferencedTears of Re – Gene KritskyJìgìjìgì EP 006 – Compost 457: Dave Hunter on Native BeesSmoke Conditions Affect the Release of the Venom Droplet…
Farmer Gigi – JP016 Farmer Gigi is an urban no-till farmer in Old Town Gaithersburg, MD. We discuss her lifelong journey of having her hands in and out of the soil, harlequin beetles and bugs, no-till tools, and her experience running farmers markets! Enjoy! Works Referenced:Montgomery County Land LinkJ.M. Fortier’s Youtube Interview with Michael Carter…
Esoterracisms : Nu Healing Arts – JP015 We are pleased, proud, and excited to share a very different type of interview today with Geo of Nu Healing Arts. Very quickly we get into the hidden side of garden, feeling and getting felt by plants, the soil, and all sorts of hardly quantifiable connections that we…
Mosadi – JP014 In this episode we interview Mosadi, founder of Rooted and Sustained, LLC. We originally met at the Black Urban Growers Panel in DC in 2018. He was the first person I mentioned this podcast to, and now we are extremely proud to be able to present his wisdom to you! Before you…
Mandela and I spent the last season growing food and brotherhood. We discuss his background and why he thinks the healthiest soils are black.
We’ve pulled up everything from Nu Ray Research Garden and now we reflect on our Harvest. We share our chief lesson from this past Summer.
Shrooms? In My Yard?? JP011 Today’s episode is a short primer on Mushrooms and Fungi as it relates to gardening and agriculture. This episode is designed the get you familiar with some initial terminology, a conceptual primer, so to speak. By the end you should have an appreciation for our fungal friends and with your…
Our EsoTerracisms series is about showing some hidden aspects of the soil and less talked about agriculture practices. Today we discuss weeds, when they are, and why they aren’t, a nuisance.
Our second installment of our Agribusiness Series focuses on the concept of the Value-Add. Which raw fruits and vegetables can you add value to? Can you turn basil into pesto? Peppers into Hot Sauce? Tune in for more ideas behind this lucrative concept!
Throughout this series we will share ideas, experiences of mine and that of our guests about using our BlackThumbs to grow green$!
Fermentations. What do you ferment? Why would you do this? How do you do this? All these and more answered in JP007 Fermentations.
A small step into the history of composts, why you should, why you shouldn’t, how it could work, and how it couldn’t. This episode is the real beginning of our philosophical journey :]
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We lay out our background and foundational positions we occupy as we cultivate the soil. Some of this episode is prepared and some of it is divined.
Be sure to visit https://olona.de/jp005 for all the details :]
We sat down to eat a chickpea burger. We left having controlled the fungus gnat population!
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Discussing plans for building up soils on a urban lot space for nutrient dense crops!
This episode provides resources that we have found useful to our understanding of plants, soils, and agriculture.
Visit https://olona.de/jp002/ for the full list 🙂
Explaining the intentions and rationale for the show. Conversations with plants and other green things.