Date(s) - 05/31/2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Red Barn in Durham
About This Workshop:
This hour to an hour and a half long-workshop will explore industrial hemp as a stand alone superfood and resource-rich additive to smoothies, teas, sauces, et al. A brief accounting of industrial hemp’s introduction to the United States as an agricultural commodity will be made, followed by accessible ways to acquire, prepare and consume hemp at participating grocery and health food stores regionally, respectively.
About the Speaker:
Michelle Louise Bicking is a licensed clinical social worker, Justice of the Peace and aspiring herbalist originally from Brooklyn, New York. She is a first generation Bajan (Barbados)/Vincentian (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines) American that identified as an emerging woman farmer of color. She believes that farming is a natural extension of her role as a professional caregiver and her 20+ years of direct service experience to social and economically disenfranchised youth and families including in under city and rural communities throughout the Northeast. Now, as Executive Director/Founder of Hidden Acres Farm, she is looking channel her life-long commitment to service into regional projects that address opioid pandemic, including opening a trauma-informed rural mental health clinic with a focus on forging/ rebuilding connections to name spiritual life as well as to the natural world through farming. In addition to hosting agriculture-oriented seminars targeting folks of color, she is currently working on a series of regenerative agricultural projects across Connecticut.
Questions? Please feel free to contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org.