April 4 @ 6:00 pm
tickets are free, first come first served
Throughout the Carolinas, Carolina Farm Trust offers help to Carolinas farmers
Farming equates to food on our tables. We all need that food to thrive. But farming is hard work, and can be both risky and costly to farmers. We are here to help our farmers overcome their challenges, and bring bountiful, beautiful food to our plates.
The Carolina Farm Trust originated out of an idea to take all the energy and money being poured into food and farming education, awareness, policy, lobbying, and litigation, and make an effort to start funneling these efforts down to small, community farmers in a more direct manner.
Throughout the Carolinas, Carolina Farm Trust offers help to farmers with purchasing equipment, leasing or purchasing land, and in reaching customers through creative marketing campaigns.
This event is free thanks to our sponsors.
Part of WFU Earth Week 2019 “Food for Thought.”
Each year the Office of Sustainability at Wake Forest University coordinates a campus-wide celebration of the Earth. This year’s celebration will take place the week of March 31 – April 6, with nearly 15 different events co-organized by leaders from 12 different student organizations and campus offices. This week-long celebration will center on environmental justice, with a focal point being food access and community. Some events include a community screening of The Farmer that Feeds Us and panel discussion at A/perture, the annual Champions of Change campus sustainability awards, and a plant-forward Iron Chef cook-off. Visit sustainability.wfu.edu/events for the full schedule of events.
Panelists for the e/vent:
Zack Wyatt, Executive Director of the North Carolina Farm Trust; Chef Kabui, a Kenyan-born chef, urban farmer and food activist who is featured briefly in the film; Samantha Foxx, Winston-Salem urban farmer and small business owner who was recently named Minority Female Farmer of the Year by minority Landowners Magazine.