The Soul of Food: Tracing the Origins of Southern Crops and Foodways (Application)
All workshops in this series are free and open to the public. Priority will be given to members of GreenThumb community gardens.
During this weekly, hands-on workshop series with Maya Marie Stansberry (KCC Urban Farm) we will delve into the history of fundamental crops that define Southern cuisine. Alongside discussion of the agricultural and culinary histories of this cuisine, we’ll prepare Southern dishes to develop a deeper understanding of our relationship to these foods and celebrate the culinary legacy of the African diaspora.
Tuesdays, May 19th - June 16th, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corporation
376 Throop Avenue, Brooklyn
**About Maya Marie Stansberry (she/her):**
Maya is the Food Education Coordinator and Assistant Farm Manager at KCC Urban Farm. After graduating from KCC's Culinary Arts degree program, Maya apprenticed at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at UC Santa Cruz. Upon returning to Kingsborough Community College, Maya began to create interactive community cooking workshops and demonstrations for all students through the Bring It Home program. These workshops combine Maya’s interests in cooking, agriculture, science, and crop history. She is invested in creating accessible spaces to learn about food and nutrition that center personal food stories and traditions. Maya recently (2019) graduated from Hunter College's Community Health program, and is interested in creating more platforms for communities of color to engage with their history and power through food.
(What’s a pronoun?
Your Community Garden's Name:
Membership in a community garden is not a requirement, but priority will be given to members of community gardens.
What cultural food background(s) do you identify with? (e.g. Afro-Caribbean, Southern, Midwestern, etc.)
(Another example: "I grew up eating a lot of Haitian, Senegalese, and Dominican food, and would say I identify with Afro-Caribbean and West African food cultures.")
What has been your experience with cooking, gardening, farming and/or food justice, if any?
Whether you don’t have any, have a lot, or are somewhere in between, there’s no wrong answer. AND can be formal or informal experience (e.g. “I’m not super great at cooking but love eating, and learning more about food cultures with people who like those things has been a fulfilling experience for me in the past.” Or “The urban farm I started working at a few years ago has been where the bulk of my experiences and education around food have occurred.”)
Which workshops are you planning to attend?
Please select at least *one or all* sessions below.
May 19 - Foundations of Southern Cuisine: Greens, Corn, and Pork
May 26 - The Low-Country: Rice and Field Peas
June 2 - The Bayou: Okra and Sugar
June 9 - The Black Belt: Sweet Potatoes and Sorghum
June 16 - An (Early) Juneteenth Jubilee: Chicken and Wheat
I plan to attend all 5 workshops.
What about this workshop series excites or interests you?
What do you most want to get out of participating in the workshop space?
Please select *one or more* of the following options or fill in your own:
I’d like to deepen my relationship with/understanding of the plants and animals mentioned above.
I’d like to begin to learn or deepen my knowledge about the people, land, plants, and animals of Southern cuisine.
I want to begin to understand or have a deeper understanding of how to grow these plants.
I want to learn traditional and new ways to cook these plants and/or Southern dishes.
I want to meet and cook with other people who are interested in deepening their understanding of Southern cuisine.
Do you have any dietary restrictions or preferences?
Trying to avoid a certain food (please specify below in "Other")
Do you have any food allergies?
Anything Else You'd Like Us to Know?
We will be in touch soon with our final decisions.
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