Tele is the Swahili word for abundance. At Tele Farm we believe the following:
We are called to steward the earth.
We are called to uplift African foodways globally
We are called to co-create thriving, resilient, and sustainable communities through the advocacy of just policies.
Tele Farm was founded by Tafadzwa Gwitira. Tafadzwa(Taffy) Gwitira is a farmer from a family of farmers, a chef and policy consultant. A Certified Public Manager in Non-Profit, Federal and State. Her work has focused on community engagement, human rights, sustainable development, and placemaking. She is also an Ecodistricts Applied Professional, and a certified treekeeper. An immigrant from Zimbabwe, and Tanzania, she speaks five languages, and transitioned to full time farming four years ago, after farmer training with Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture. She also is a community mushroom educator with Cornell Small Farms, and has had farm to fork training with Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, In the tradition of her family, she loves to feed community , and loves to grow ethnic crops and native fauna, in support of biodiversity and agroecology. Her favorite things include food,and fishing, and her eternal favorite people are her nieces.