Bill Green using a cast net to catch fresh shrimp. The boat he is using is a handmade bateau boat made by Sam Moultrie.
Second rule, eat locally. By choosing to eat local you support the small farmer, cut down on need for transportation and you are not buying foods that are grown in a hothouse that is often genetically modified for longer shelf life. The new term floating around these days is "organic." The Gullah people have been eating organically for centuries. For several years now Bill and His wife Sara have been teaching the youth in the Beaufort, South Carolina community how to grow and prepare food following the Gullah traditions.
Graduates from the Gullah Cooking School.
There most recent project has been growing rice. Rice is the first crop that made South Carolina wealthy. The knowledge of growing rice in the south is again rooted in West Africa and the enslaved people. The green family is using foodways within Gullah culture to educate anyone who wants to know the truth about Africa, the slave trade and contributions the African American has made to the making of America.
William "Bill" Green, Chef and Owner of the Gullah Grub Restaurant
Sara harvesting rice on their farm.