The 2014 Compilation is now available!: QORDS 2014 Compliation by QORDS

Band promo videos are here!  This one is for Mint 3, an acoustic group formed by campers during the 2014 QORDS Camp Session.  To see all videos, visit the QORDS website and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Cher puns aren’t gonna get old #qords2014

Cher puns aren’t gonna get old #qords2014

Queers climbing walls!  Camp is going great <3  

Queers climbing walls!  Camp is going great <3  

We&#8217;re beyond excited to have support from Scuppernong for our last fundraising event before Camp. 

We’re beyond excited to have support from Scuppernong for our last fundraising event before Camp. 

queerlab:

Interview with Megan Denton- The Founder of Able Farms (Portland, OR) and Professional Chef to prepare the Farm to Table Dinner on May 30th at Elsewhere.


 1.  EW:  Tell us a little about yourself and Able Farms
 M:  Able Farms is located on Sauvie Island, right outside of Portland, OR.  We cultivate organically-grown produce and raise pastured poultry and pork for eggs and meat.  We are dedicated to following a permaculture model with the goal of creating an interdependent system that is as much of a closed loop as possible.  Our vision is to have the foods that feed our community coming from agricultural systems that are self-sustaining with a food justice focus.  All of our produce and fruits are pesticide free and our poultry/meat products are pastured, GMO free, and USDA certified.

2. EW:  Why is supporting LGBTQ initiatives important to you?
 M:  As a queer female Farmer/Chef it is important to set a positive and progressive example to my peers, but also queer youth, especially those interested in the agricultural and culinary worlds. My sexuality doesn’t define me or my farm, but it is ones responsibility to be active in the many layers of our communities. A great example of this is from one of our fundraisers titled “Pickles, Beers, and Queers”, where we raised money for a local non-profit called Trans-Active; whom work with queer and trans identified youth.  “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
—Jane Goodall

3. EW:  What is your favorite dish to make/eat/order?
 M:  Since I am on the farm or cooking at events most the time, going out to eat is a treasure and art for me.  Since, being in Greensboro I tend to go out on High Point Road for some great Vietnamese food or Sticks and Stones pizza is yummy too!

4. EW:  What is your spirit food?
M:  My ‘spirit’ food would be an heirloom white beet from Holland. Sweet &amp; Earthy.

queerlab:

Interview with Megan Denton- The Founder of Able Farms (Portland, OR) and Professional Chef to prepare the Farm to Table Dinner on May 30th at Elsewhere.

 1.  EW:  Tell us a little about yourself and Able Farms

 M:  Able Farms is located on Sauvie Island, right outside of Portland, OR.  We cultivate organically-grown produce and raise pastured poultry and pork for eggs and meat.  We are dedicated to following a permaculture model with the goal of creating an interdependent system that is as much of a closed loop as possible.  Our vision is to have the foods that feed our community coming from agricultural systems that are self-sustaining with a food justice focus.  All of our produce and fruits are pesticide free and our poultry/meat products are pastured, GMO free, and USDA certified.

2. EW:  Why is supporting LGBTQ initiatives important to you?

 M:  As a queer female Farmer/Chef it is important to set a positive and progressive example to my peers, but also queer youth, especially those interested in the agricultural and culinary worlds. My sexuality doesn’t define me or my farm, but it is ones responsibility to be active in the many layers of our communities. A great example of this is from one of our fundraisers titled “Pickles, Beers, and Queers”, where we raised money for a local non-profit called Trans-Active; whom work with queer and trans identified youth.  “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

—Jane Goodall

3. EW:  What is your favorite dish to make/eat/order?

 M:  Since I am on the farm or cooking at events most the time, going out to eat is a treasure and art for me.  Since, being in Greensboro I tend to go out on High Point Road for some great Vietnamese food or Sticks and Stones pizza is yummy too!

4. EW:  What is your spirit food?

M:  My ‘spirit’ food would be an heirloom white beet from Holland. Sweet & Earthy.

We’ve got a hair crimping station at Toyboat!

Gearing up for this weekend&#8217;s amazing &#8220;My So Called Strife&#8221; Benefit  for QORDS in Asheville!  There will be 90&#8217;s themed performances, journal readings, and a dance party!
This benefit will be held at Toy Boat Community Art Space in Asheville, NC on Saturday, May 17 from 7pm-12pm.  Hope to see you there!

Gearing up for this weekend’s amazing “My So Called Strife” Benefit  for QORDS in Asheville!  There will be 90’s themed performances, journal readings, and a dance party!

This benefit will be held at Toy Boat Community Art Space in Asheville, NC on Saturday, May 17 from 7pm-12pm.  Hope to see you there!