The first year I sent out business holiday cards (somewhere around 2002) I realized how much time, effort and expense goes into sending hundreds of cards. I thought I should do as much good as I can with the investment, and started featuring a charity that means a lot to me on the back of the cards. In the early years, I featured national or international organizations that did good in the world in creative, exciting ways. More recently, I’ve selected organizations that are closer to home.
I have a passion for protecting our food supply, and a strong belief that everyone deserves healthy, natural food. I’m also really intrigued by creative solutions, in any field. That’s why I was so excited when I heard that Paul Quinn College, a historically-black college not far from here in South Dallas, decided to tear up their football field and plant an organic farm. And that’s why I’m supporting them this year.
About the We Over Me Farm at Paul Quinn College
When Paul Quinn College decided to convert its football field into an organic farm, many eyebrows were raised. But the move symbolized the College’s dedication to a team of a different kind – the team of individuals and organizations fighting to end food insecurity and injustice in the United States.
Located in a federally-recognized food desert, the Farm has produced and provided more than 30,000 pounds of organic produce since its inception in March 2010, and no less than 10% of this produce has been donated to neighborhood charitable organizations. The rest supports community members, the College, and restaurants and grocers throughout Dallas.
In addition to providing fresh, healthy, affordable food options for its surrounding residents, the Farm strives to improve communities throughout the metroplex by providing hands-on educational experiences for youth and adults alike to promote healthy eating, improved food access, and environmental stewardship.
Under the guidance of the Farm Manager, the Farm is operated and maintained entirely by Paul Quinn student-employees, who actively engage in all farm activities, from business planning to marketing, and thus serves as a model of socially and environmentally-driven servant leadership and entrepreneurship.
Kim Schlossberg Designs is offering the Me Over We Farm eight hours of marketing or design services this year.
You can learn more about the We Over Me Farm at their website – http://www.weovermefarm.com/
Like their facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/PaulQuinnFarm where you’ll see they just planted 40 new fruit trees!
And stop by and say “hi” if you see them at White Rock Local Market this spring!