Honoring the Land

Honoring the Land

Honoring the Land

Honoring the Land panelists

On Tuesday, February 22, 2022 we presented a conversation with artist Syd Carpenter and South Jersey farmers and food activists of color. They shared stories of their experiences as growers and their relationship with the land.

A video recording of the talk is now available: Honoring the Land

Read about the panel: Art Gallery Exhibit “Honors the Land” in Panel Discussion, The Whit

On Our Panel:
Syd Carpenter

Syd Carpenter - Artist, Gardener
Syd Carpenter earned her BFA and MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. Her work has been exhibited and collected extensively throughout the region and nationally. She is currently Professor of Art, Peggy Chan Professorship in Black Studies at Swarthmore College, PA.

Bullock Garden Project 

Sonya Harris - Founder and CEO of Bullock Garden Project
The Bullock Garden Project (BGP) began in 2017 and focuses on bringing sustainable gardening to disparaged communities. Sonya Harris, CEO and Founder of the BGP, recognizes and emphasizes the importance of connecting with food and nature through this project. bullockgardenproject.org

Smith Poultry 

Kyle Smith - Smith Poultry
Smith Poultry, a veteran owned farm in Williamstown, NJ, operates by the words “Grow, Teach, Sustain”. The owner of Smith Poultry, Kyle Smith, believes that nutritious food should be accessible and affordable; which is why they are committed to teaching others how to save their money and eat better. smithpoultry.org


Paige Vaccaro - Founder of C.R.O.P.S
Paige Vaccaro began her nonprofit organization, C.R.O.P.S, in 2016 with a farmers market. Now in 2022, she continues to pursue her goal of rejecting stereotypes, along with connecting and educating people through community gardens. cropsnj.org