Dr. Claudia Ford, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Interim Chief Diversity Officer at SUNY Potsdam is a remarkable woman and human being that I have had the opportunity to meet and work with although mostly virtually during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, I find her a compelling and multi-disciplined, and talented person that I am really pleased to have the opportunity to create a podcast session with that included my co-host and fellow earth spirit, soil scientist Dr. Akilah Martin.
Together we had a far-reaching conversation about ethnobotany, herbs, and herbalism, global women's health, Black women's health, midwifery, and birth doulas. The conversation was way too short and we are going to do a second part in the near future, so stay tuned for that as well.
Join us for a lively conversation and podcast!
Dr. Claudia J. Ford's Bio:
Dr. Claudia J. Ford has had a career in international development and women’s health spanning four decades and all continents. Claudia is a professor of environmental studies at the State University of New York, Potsdam, and a midwife and ethnobotanist, who teaches, conducts research and writes about traditional ecological knowledge, spiritual ecology, entheogenic plant medicine, women’s reproductive health, and sustainable agriculture. Claudia serves on many nonprofit boards, including the Soul Fire Farm Institute, and The Black Farmer Fund, both organizations committed to supporting Black farmers, and ending racism and injustice in the food system.
Claudia is a writer, poet, and visual artist; and a single mother who has shared the delights and adventures of her global travel with her four children.