Clarenda "Farmer Cee" Stanley is an award-winning expert in nonprofit fundraising and marketing communications who has raised more than $70M for some of the world's most critical social causes including education, healthcare, and the environment. She is a sought after international and national speaker and instructor who is a serial "do-gooder". A fifth generation farmer, in 2018, Clarenda became the co-founder and CEO of Green Heffa Farms (GHF), a boutique hemp and medicinal plant farm. As one of the nation's very few black female hemp farmers., Clarenda seeks to establish GHF as a model social equity farm that embraces regenerative agriculture and organic practices: producing artisanal medicinal plants and plant-based products for the natural beauty and health industry.
From the onset, Clarenda built GHF with the greater good in mind - both for its customers and the community. Based on its proprietary 4Es ™ corporate social responsibility model, GHF incorporates the principles of Economic Empowerment, Environment, Equity, and Education into all of its activities. GHF will serve as a learning lab, teaching current and aspiring underrepresented small farmers how to create financial and environmental sustainability practices at their small farms. Through GHF, Clarenda seeks to increase the number of underrepresented small farmers that are committed to growing with an ecological consciousness.