Akilah Martin is first and foremost in partnership with soil and water. Akilah earned her BS degree in Soil Science from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University and her Doctorate from Purdue University in the area of Agricultural and Biological Engineering. Her professional interests include enhancing relationships of individuals and communities to environmental and natural resources.
Her teaching and scholarly/research interests are centered in soil and water quality in urban communities. Current projects include: life expectancy and health inequalities, installing rain gardens to create a “sponge town,” and building container gardens for “growing your own groceries.” Finally but not all, Akilah is abundantly living life through two core values: Freedom and Joy. To that end, she is a certified coach specializing in relationship management.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- Miseducation of a Farmer
A response to “What does it mean to be a farmer in the 21st century?”
- AM Root Builders
Learn more about Akilah Martin’s relationship-building work.