Chef and Farmer Matthew Raiford, on Gullah-Geechee Agricultural and Culinary Traditions and the Family Farm to Table Experience

CE Credit Opportunity

March 29, 7:00-8:30pm

The Evans Auditorium and Zoom


Sponsored by Environmental Science and Studies, in collaboration with Sociology/Anthropology and the Gate of Opportunity Scholarship and LifeWorks Scholars Programs 

Matthew Raiford:

“I can remember my great-grandmother Florine Gilliard Johnson always reminding us that everything we were doing on the land—from feeding the chickens and hogs to helping pick okra—was to ensure not only that we ate but that our neighbors ate also.”

“What keeps me going is that being Gullah/Geechee means that I am supposed to always be connected to the land. It is my duty to ensure that I pass this on as a griot to as many of the next generations to come to make sure that these things stay preserved.”