NEWS & VIEWS
UCAN was honored to partner with Farmer Foodshare on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 to provide FREE fresh vegetables to the community. The turnout was a huge success; more than 60 cars! It was such a blessing to see how many families were being positively impacted with being able to pickup fresh vegetables to provide for their households, neighbors, and friends! We were able to share with Jeanette Hicks, who is a resident at The Timber Springs Apartments, Senior Community in Garner NC. They received sweet potatoes, white potatoes, lettuce and bok choy. They were really excited to receive these fresh vegetables and are looking forward to coming out to the Catawba Trail Farm very soon. A special thank you to everyone who helped us distribute and to Farmer FoodShare, Society of Saint Andrews, and Mt. Level MBC Food Pantry 2Fish/5Loaves!
Today on #Juneteenth, we are shining a spotlight on leaders in the agricultural movement around the US, who are working to promote food justice; provide access to healthy, plant-based foods; support better environmental stewardship, and improve community health from the ground up. Visit hellajuneteenth.com to learn more about this important holiday.
1️⃣ Leah Penniman, author, educator and cofounder of @soulfirefarm:
Leah's vision isn't just to offer a working farm and training ground for aspiring sustainable farmers of color, but also to create a new food culture through activism and healing. “There are a lot of tears,” Penniman says. “As my friend says, ‘the land was the scene of the crime.’ It’s where slavery and sharecropping and all the oppression took place, but I would add that she [the land] was never the criminal. In fact, the land was probably the reason we survived.”
2️⃣ Ron Finley, founder of @RonFinleyProject
Noted as ‘The Gangsta Gardener’, Ron started his journey in South Los Angeles by planting a garden on the neglected curbside parkway outside his home. He simply wanted to grow a carrot without toxic pesticides. The city fought him, but Ron fought back - and won. This marked the beginning of The Ron Finley Project - where his goal is to build an urban garden in his community to serve as an example of a well-balanced, fruit-and-veggie oasis.
3️⃣ Delphine Sellars, co-founder, @urbancommunityagrinomics
Urban Community AgriNomics is a nonprofit focused on integrating agriculture into the health and well-being of urban communities. Based in Durham, UCAN has been restoring an estate that was once part of North Carolina’s plantation system, transforming it into a community garden.
Thank you. We care and thrive to make a positive difference! We, UCAN, truly stand on the shoulders of our ancestors! So very grateful for them as well as our S/Heroes of today.
- Delphine Sellars
April 22nd, 2020
Happy Earth Day!
Celebrate Earth Day with us today by enjoying these UCAN Earth Day themed activities. Share your wordsearch and coloring sheet with us once completed! Also, for all of us to stay connected this year, share a video or picture of your Earth Day activities and join us on April 25th as we continue the celebration at Catawba Trail Farm by taking care of our environment!
Urban Community AgriNomics (UCAN) at Catawba Trail Farm is dedicated to increasing food security & educating the community on environmental sustainability on Earth Day & everyday!
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CAPSULIZING UCAN'S JOURNEY AT THE RALLY 2019: NATIONAL LAND CONSERVATION CONFERENCE
Urban Community Agrinomics had the opportunity to present at the 2019 National Land Conference in Raleigh, NC on October 19! Such a great way to share, connect and learn! Click the PDF file to take a look at our presentation!
EARTH DAY 2019 WITH SELF-HELP COMMUNITY SERVICE TEAM
For the 2019 Earth Day, Catawba Trail Farm had the opportunity to work with the Self-Help Community Service Team. Such a great team to celebrate earth day with! Check out the photos in our Gallery.
CATAWBA FARM TRAIL RENDITION
April 2019 - Executive Director, Delphine Sellars, receives UCAN's Vision Plan that is being designed by Dr. Kofi Boone, ASLA, Department of Landscape Architecture at NC State University
A DAY WITH YOUTH FROM PARTNERS FOR YOUTH OPPORTUNITY AND DURAHM 4-H
On March 27, 2019 the UCAN Farm had a day with Partners for Youth Opportunity and Durahm 4-H. The youth worked on the garden with both Delphine and Lucille, and explored UCAN's trail.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DELPHINE SELLARS, RECEIVES RSVP INTERGENERATIONAL LEARNING INSTITUTE CERTIFICATION
"Special thanks to volunteers at The Forest at Duke for collecting, flattening and donating a car full of plastic bags for this project! We are so pleased to have the opportunity to partner with them for this project. This photo shows ILI Fellows, Delphine Sellars and Pat Fennell receiving the bags from Ann Huessener the Captain of The Forest at Duke Green Team. We look forward to partnering with them again!"
-Corportation for National & Community Service