Congratulations to hemp farmer Clarenda “Cee” Stanley-Anderson, of Green Heffa Farms in Liberty, N.C., on being named the spokesperson for Hemp History Week 2019. The announcement was made via Instagram.
Next year is the event’s 10th anniversary. Hemp History Week will be celebrated June 3-9, 2019.
Frankly, we can’t possibly announce this any better than Stanley-Anderson did herself via Instagram. (Read her post, in its entirety, below. And watch her get ready for the photo shoot for Hemp History Week via her YouTube channel here.)
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The hemp is out of the pipe! Guess who is the face for the 10th Anniversary of Hemp History Week the largest national grassroots advocacy campaign for hemp? Yep, all of this melanin magic right here. Despite me and @hempdaddy7 often being the only faces of color in the room; being swindled by unscrupulous people selling bad seeds or offering predatory contracts; racism; sexism; good ole boyism; having a hurricane wipe out our crop; and paying for every lesson out of our own pockets (tuition) - this face is the face of a national campaign, coming soon to your neighborhood grocery store. If you have not done so yet, please follow this page, our farm @greenheffafarm and @hemphistoryweek. Share this $hit far and wide. 2019 is also the Return of the Black Hemp Farmer. - - - An especial thank you to @frannysfarm, the 2018 Featured Farmer, for being such an inspiration and for letting us use her farm for our photos after we were wiped out. #leveltheplantingfield #thehempsters #greenheffafarms
[Video: Hemp History Week’s theme in 2018 was “Deep Roots.”]