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A Slow Food Greater Olympia project in collaboration with students and faculty at The Evergreen State College Thursday, June 10, 7:30-8:30 pm.
TESC students, with support from faculty members, conducted interviews of Black, Indigenous, and other Farmers of Color (BIPOC Farmers) in our region.
At this event, two students, Ellie Kravit-Smith and Amanda Flegel, present narratives resulting from interviews during which they used oral history techniques.
The farmers they're presenting about are: ☙ Nakia DeMiro, Native Plants Supervisory and Herbalist at the Northwest Indian Treatment Center. ☙ Michelle Week, Good Rain Farm, Camas, WA, Arrow Lakes lineage by way of the Colville Confederated Tribes. ☙ Mercy Kariuki-Mcgee, who brings her Kenyan farming experience to the community through the Haki Farmers Collective. ☙ Jesus Echeverria, Rancho Durango, Shelton.
Following each presentation, participants will be able to ask questions to learn more about these farmers in our community.
FOOD DEMOS OLYMPIA FARMERS MARKET Join the crew on select market days to help out with chef-led demonstrations. Hand out freshly prepared samples, recipes, and event information. Join us at 11:00 and stay until 2:00, or as long as you can. We'd love to see you there!