Rav is a young farmer and runs her own food and climate justice organization called Shade of Miti. She is helping to build sustainable food systems in Mississauga that are rooted in sovereignty and justice, and not threatened by climate change. Rav runs education and advocacy activities online, operates an organic farm in Caledon, and hosts her own podcast and radio show. She specializes in growing food that is labelled as “world” or “cultural” crops using climate-friendly farming practices.
Rav is also helping start Peel’s very first BIPOC & 2SLGBTQ+ Youth Food Circle, and is working with her community to develop Mississauga’s first multi-language tree guide. The multi-language tree guide aims to support youth, BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+ and newcomers in outdoor spaces and environmental education programs. Alongside the guide, Rav is co-founding a community hiking club for youth, newcomers, BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ to help create more inclusive and diverse outdoors spaces. Rav hopes to one day have her own in Mississauga, and be a seed farmer because she believes seed sovereignty is a key to community and food sovereignty.
You can learn more about her work at:
Shade of Miti Website Twitter Instagram