10 Stories of Impact: Jessica Martin
Sep 18, 2017
“I have learned so much since the start of this crazy journey in the Growing New Farmers Program. Never ever did I expect to be where I am today, so for that I thank you and Farmer David and all that encouraged me to pursue this life I never knew I wanted. From the young woman who thought she was going to be a vegetable farmer [and is now in livestock].”
- Jessica Martin, 2016 Growing New Farmers Program graduate; currently working with Wishbone Heritage Farms and the Johns Island Farmers Market
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Throughout Lowcountry Giving Day, September 19, we will share 10 Stories of Impact from individuals who have been touched by our work in some way over the last decade. We hope these short quotes will inspire you to think about the impact the local movement has had on you. Share your story on social media and tag #LoveALocal.
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