Africulture: The Influence of African Agricultural Traditions and Foodways in Virginia
Thursday, February 10, 5:00-6:00 PM
FREE on Facebook Live
Agricultural consultant and agronomist Michael Carter Jr., will discuss the concept of Africulture, “which is a myriad of principles, practices, plants and people of African descent that have contributed to agriculture from antiquity to the present day.” In addition, the lecture will also address the foodways of Africa that have shaped Virginia. The program will stream live here on the museum’s Facebook page. This program will be recorded. For more information, visit the museum’s website at www.culpepermuseum.com or call 540-829-1749.
Michael Carter Jr. is an 11th generation farmer in the United States and is the 5th generation to farm on Carter Farms, his family’s century farm in Orange County, Virginia where he gives workshops on how to grow and market ethnic vegetables. With Virginia State University, he works in the capacity of the Small Farm Resource Center Coordinator for the Small Farm Outreach Program. He sits on the board of directors of the Virginia Association of Biological Farmers (VABF), Virginia Food Systems Council, Virginia Agrarian Trust and Virginia Foodshed Capital respectively, and serves as a fellow for the Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation. Carter has worked in Ghana, Kenya and Israel as an agronomist and organic agricultural consultant working with numerous governments, organizations, and individuals throughout the region.