FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KINSTON, NC – North Carolina Focus on Increasing Education, Leadership & Dignity (NC FIELD) based in Kinston, NC will host a summer project in 2018 focusing on empowering and educating farmworkers, while providing safe economic and educational opportunities for farmworker youth.
“Farmworkers touch our lives everyday through picking the fruit and vegetables that end up on our plates at every meal,” Yessy Bustos, Executive Director. “Ironically, many farmworkers suffer from malnutrition and food scarcity due to poor wages, lack of work, transportation difficulties and rural isolation.”
Through this project, migrant and seasonal farmworkers will have increased access to healthy fruits and vegetables by growing their own organic, pollinator-friendly garden. Farmworker youth will conduct outreach to local farmworker camps and dwellings to teach farmworkers and their families about organic gardening. Farmworkers will also learn about the importance of supporting honeybee health and how growing pollinator-friendly crops can support both their and their families’ health, as well as the health of honeybees.
This summer project is being funded by The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation of Durham, North Carolina.
About NC FIELD
North Carolina Focus on Increasing Education, Leadership & Dignity, or NC FIELD is a nonprofit organization formed in 2009 that works with migrant and seasonal farmworker youth and families utilizing grassroots organizing principles to teach leadership, promote education and facilitate opportunities.
NC FIELD’s mission is to forge relationships that fill service gaps in the farmworker community, while increasing awareness of the plight of the farmworker. For more information, visit www.ncfield.org
About The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation
In 2007, we established The Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining charitable, grassroots initiatives that support human and honeybee health. Read more at http://www.burtsbees.com