Coastal Roots: Tracing The Ancestral History Of Farming And Cooking In Georgia

February 23,2021 – February 23,2021 all-day

Join for a conversation with chef and farmer Matthew Raiford of Gilliard Farms, and Chef Mashama Bailey of The Grey, moderated by restaurant owner and founder of The 40 Acres and a Mule Project, Adrian Lipscombe, as they explore their ancestral roots of farming and cooking in coastal Georgia and what it means to be a Black chef and farmer living near the water. There will also be a premiere screening of MOFAD’s original virtual reality short film featuring Gilliard Farms as part of our upcoming exhibition, African/American: Making the Nation's Table. This thrilling virtual reality experience will give you the chance to explore the sprawling farmscape, rows of hibiscus, and chicken coop of their historic, centennial Gilliard Farms in Brunswick, Georgia. Tickets are $15, or $30 for the ticket and VR headset kit, and will be live on Zoom from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. To order and for more information please click here.