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Sustainable Stories w/ Farmer Cee

April 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm MDT

As part of our Sustainable Stories series, we are welcoming a special guest to a virtual fireside chat, and we would love for you to join us!

(This event is open to all gender identities who want to participate in the conversation.) 

Date: April 3, 2024
Sustainable Stories: Farmer Cee Stanley from Green Heffa
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm MT.
Location: Virtual – RSVP to receive Zoom link prior to event
Whether you can make it to the event or not, please watch Farmer Cee’s 12 min documentary.

Imagine being the top fundraiser at one of the largest nonprofits, managing a portfolio of high-net donors to becoming the sole owner of a farm, and learning the ropes to grow into a successful and profitable business for generations.

Farmer Cee Stanley (sounds like pharmacy) found herself in a whole new world in 2019 as she became the owner of Green Heffa Farms in North Carolina. Yes, there is a story there! Although she comes from agrarian roots, she never intended to follow in those footsteps, yet there she was with over 14 acres of farmland. She consciously honored and respected the land and developed the farm’s commitments to the 4Es: Economic empowerment, equity, education, and environment. Green Heffa Farms (GHF)  is an organic herb farm, a tea company, a natural health brand, an educational resource, and a movement. GHF is one of the few farms with B Corp Certification® and the first with a Black woman CEO.

Over the past years, Cee has faced challenges head-on. She has a story of resiliency, adversity, and finding joy along the way to success!

She rose to social media fame with over 80k TikTok followers and 130k + on Instagram and has been featured in multiple magazines, including Oprah O Magazine, and news features over the past few years.

Farmer Cee will join us to talk about her path to success and the challenges she faced (and continues to face) and share her passion for making this world a better place through her work.

Come and join us for a 90-minute fireside chat conversation with Cee on April 3 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm. This event will be hosted virtually with time for audience Q&A at the end. It is free to attend. We will be discussing Farmer Cee’s journey, how she has overcome those challenges, why she is so passionate about her work and so much more! (Please note, we won’t be talking about specific agriculture practices, but more about her work and how she has built a successful career – finding health, wealth and happiness in a life devoted to taking care of the planet.)

Farmer Cee is an inspiration to anyone passionate about protecting the planet and we are so excited for her to come and join us for this very special event!

Zoom link and information will be sent to your email before the event. 

 

About Green Heffa Farms

Green Heffa Farms is an organic herb farm, a tea company, a natural health brand, an educational resource, and a movement.

We seek to defy stereotypes and remove barriers for others who are turning to farming for a different quality of life; who want to live good while doing good for others by growing high quality crops with an ecological consciousness. It is our mission to provide our customers with an exemplary experience while providing them to be a partner in expanding access to agriculture for underserved and under-represented farmers.

About Farmer Cee 

Clarenda “Cee” Stanley is currently the CEO/President of Green Heffa Farms. From an agrarian family in Alabama’s Black Belt, Cee did not see herself as an organic farmer. But in 2018, she co-founded Green Heffa Farms and was selected to be the 2019 Featured Farmer for Hemp History Week. However, in 2019, Cee also found herself being solely responsible for Green Heffa Farms and from there, she began to reimagine the legacy she wanted to leave for her children and grandchildren. 

It was from this experience that she developed the farm’s commitment to the 4Es: Economic empowerment, Equity, Education, and Environment.

Raised largely by maternal grandparents who taught her to always grow organically, conscientiously, consciously – Cee was taught to honor and respect the land, that land was true wealth because it produced. She is a student of heritage farming and indigenous traditional knowledge and incorporates honor and reverence to the ancestors throughout the farm’s processes, products, and presentations. The packaging’s patterns are inspired by the rich tapestry’s of the Gee’s Bends Quilters, who hail from her home county of Wilcox County, Alabama along with the fabrics of her African ancestry. The plants used  in Green Heffa Farm’s teas are those with strong cultural connectivity that Cee has studied voraciously.

Details

Date:
April 3
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm MDT

Venue

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