Events & Workshops
Meeting with Bi Lo Grocery Store Chain to provide opportunities for small farmers to expand their retail markets (March. 2015)
Storytelling Project Classroom Visit to local Elementary School
One of the local farmers interviewed as part of the project accompanied F.A.R.M.S. and SCSU staff to a local elementary school to teach two 3rd grade classrooms about agriculture and its cultural significance. (Jan. 2015)
Sponsored by the SC Humanities Council in partnership with the Pee Dee Land Trust
Senior's Estate Planning/Medicare Workshop for Farmers (Nov. 2014)
Queen City Forward Food Challenge/Semi-Finalist Event (Nov. 2014)
Summer Youth PoetryWorkshop (Charlotte, NC) June. 2014
In partnership with the Family Enrichment Improvement (FEI) organization, our FARMS Director taught a workshop focused on poetry in relation to FEI's teaching of agriculture. The result are the following poems written by some of the youth participants.
Written by Xavier (June. 2014)
I stand big and heavy over the grass
When I walk I walk with great mass.
They pick on me because of my weight
Their jokes are filled with hate.
The only thing fat about me is my heart
But they shoot jokes out like a throwing dart.
Only a strong person like me can deal with it.
Not continue to eat the meals I did.
I’m gonna lose weight to show them that I am the man I really am.
The man who said he can lose weight and can.
Written by Carieo (June. 2014)
Foods that aren’t good for you
They sell, you buy
You consume but don’t take note on
What the food does to you.
The people that do know
Still eat it, and I admit
It is addicting but it is just food
It is not as serious as you think it is.
Written by Lanita (June. 2014)
If you were an Eagle I would fly you away.
If you were the ocean I would wish you back to bay.
But you’re not, you’re not living.
You’re not dead.
You’re just weight.
Weight, how dare you curse me to look like a large black plate of something.
Weight, how dare you take, take, take
But you’re nothing but weight.
Take space, take time, take a dime
Weight nothing but weight.
Written by Niyah (June. 2014)
Have you ever thought
Eating healthy can
And will be a
How about you
Yearn to eat healthy
Written by Deshonti (June. 2014)
I don't why you would feed it to us probably tasted ridiculous 3 hamburgers, no fries.
I’m sure it was full of pink slime, you killed him.
At the same time you filled him, 12 days probably
Didn’t pray to survive, oh my
Even though I didn’t know you
It still caught my eye,
Hours and hours just passed by,
Still in your system, still in your eyes
The food killed you and you never found out why.