These are the videos made by the students during the second trip:
Food Choice- Avery, Paige, Harleigh, and Devin
Food and Poverty- Twila, Darla, Irvin, and John
Bringing it Home- Treasure, Eva, Danielle, and Azariah
Bad Food and Food and Disease- Tyson, Sydney, and Spencer
Food and Education- Kaylie, Sydney, Brent, and Rodney
These are the poems made during the first trip during the Ceci Lewis and Rex Lee Jim presentation:
Sacred Traditions Taught with Laughter, Love, and Joy
“We come together to prepare our meal,
We come together to share the faith.
We come together to sing a prayer for the food.
We come together to laugh and share the love.”
We are content with leftover surprises.
Through teamwork and smiles
It all starts at home,
With the planting of a seed.
Family tend the little sprout
For it to survive, it needs to be fed
Light allows it to spread its leave.
Love, air, water, dirt, weeding, and protection.
From blossoms come thanks, an offering for the attention
To move on, a sacrifice must be made
A piece passed forward full of memories to be repeated.
It all began some place,
At some time with some common purposed.
From childhood memories of bringing the rain
Through spiritual rituals.
To create richness and natural nutrients from
Pure innocence and positive outlook
Of childhood happiness.
Learning from observation an utilizing the
As a child, I took my first right footstep
To sing and pray in a humble way.
Prayer of humility.
Into my grandfather’s field
We pray for rain,
We pray for our family,
We pray for life….
(song for the plants sun here)
Tradition must be learned.
It can begin at any time or any place.
Chicken and dumplings
Hole in the ground
Once a year
Ears of corn
We really like mustard because it’s grainy
And has the consistency of sand.
We really like peanuts because
They send us to the hospital
With swollen throats and fat tongues.
We really like sliced tomatoes because
They’re mushy and difficult
To work with.
We really hate chicken because
It goes with everything
And you can do anything
We really hate chocolate because
It’s sweet and it
Melts in your mouth.
We really hate chocolate chip cookies because