Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes She pushes. He pulls. They both use their bodyweight to heave the makeshift hemp seed dispenser across lumpier soil. Sweat scampers down their melanin-filled skin with each jerk. And by the time they’re done, the two have planted up to 2,000 hemp clones on 1 acre […]
Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes Donnie McCrary’s youthful eyes and ears witnessed the outdoor altercation. His father, Turner McCrary, confronted land owner Sam Grice about receiving minimum wage. It’s 1965. The annual minimum wage already increased a few years prior from $1.15 to $1.25. “We were just getting a $1 a […]
Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes Think of him like an organic crops curator. He travels above and through Georgia’s Black Belt Region, relationship-building and collecting the best produce to sell for farmers at Atlanta pop-up markets. “I want to make sure small, organic farmers are able to grow their markets,” said […]
Post by Candace Dantes | Photography by Kevin Dantes Guess what: Hard work doesn’t always pay off. At. All. I thought I was doing everything right when I entered Corporate America. I showed up early, showed out ’til late, won first-ever awards, team worked and did it all again every single day since. After a […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published on BFN She cares for her mints over here. Spices over there. Fruit trees — guava, peach, pear, banana, apple and persimmons — back over yonder. “It’s a pretty self-sufficient garden,” said Ruth West, 56, of LaGrange, Georgia. “I probably spend 1 to 2 hours every few days to […]
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