Wed, Jul 20|
Back to the Land: Traditions of Community Gardening
Join us for a discussion on the benefits of local gardening and holistic traditions that help sustain healthy families and communities.
Time & Location
Jul 20, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
About the Event
Dianne Houston-Crockett is a certified Health Educator from the Bronx New York. She developed a love of all things gardening from her mother and grandmother. Her mother was an indoor gardener and her grandmother grew beautiful pink roses on her trellis from her home in Petersburg, Virginia. Although those influences were there, Dianne relocated frequently which prevented her to pursue her passion until one day about 25 years ago, she was asked by her landlord to take care of her garden after she moved. After that Dianne was hooked and had been gardening ever since then.
Rev. Dr. Michelle Lewis is the founder and Executive Director of the Peace Garden Project. In 2013 she became the first person of color to graduate from Yale with joint masters degrees in religion and the environment. The work of the Peace Garden Project focuses on creating sustainable local food systems with working toward justice in our communities. Dr. Lewis is a current candidate for the United States Senate in North Carolina.
Carlton Winslow has been dealing with produce his whole life. His father was a farmer and grew up farming. He has worked in the fields since he was a young child. His parents were the first produce peddlers on the Outer Banks in the 80s and 90s. They drove around in his father's blue pickup truck and sold produce door to door. In the early 2000s he opened the Angry Peach Produce Market in Kitty Hawk. He later moved to Duck and opened The Tomato Shack. They've been in Duck for almost 13 years now. Him and his wife make homemade jams, salsas and pickles off the produce from the market. They get their produce from local farmers and friends in the area and he grew a little bit himself.