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Fresh Future Farm
Germaine Jenkins fell in love with the soil as a child growing up in Ohio. After attending Johnson & Wales in Charleston, South Carolina, she saw the disparities of food access for the people of her Chicora-Cherokee neighborhood in North Charleston. She worked as the community garden coordinator for eight years before hatching plans for Fresh Future Farm. Jenkins says the farm will not only grow fresh produce for the community, but will provide job opportunities to transition a food desert into a self-reliant community.