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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Germaine Jenkins


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.

Date of interview:
2015-03-07

Interviewer:
Kate Medley/Sara Wood

Photographer:
Kate Medley/Sara Wood

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