To have this #100AcresProject in the Rural South is important because it will show how education matters to change an area for generations to come. Black Farmers have lost a lot of land due to lending practices of the USDA and systemic racism. It is why I am trying to raise the capital to purchase this amount of land outright, and going through a platform like GoFundMe, everything is open and transparent.
Finally, the #100AcresProject will have enough space to be able to hand out awards and recognitions to black and brown people in the hospitality industry, from farmers to chefs to pitmasters and brewers, at an event that rivals Coachella or Bonnaroo. Imagine being able to expand Gumbo Jubilee (link to https://www.youtube.com/pbsnourish and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoiykr3Gh7c&t=16s ) from an indoor venue to an outdoor venue on a farm in the south, particularly Clarendon County, SC which is Ground Zero for how education in the America changed due to black children not having a school bus for transportation. Then to have the grounds to host the ultimate BBQ Music Festival in one of the strongholds for South Carolina BBQ, which is in reality is American BBQ, is something special.
All people are welcome and appreciated. I am looking to make this a project within miles of Paxville. Also, should someone want to gift land, we will figure out a way to make it a benefit for tax purposes you. This GoFundMe project will help lay the groundwork for a dream that I see so clearly that it could be a reality with your support.
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- Lori Cooper
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