Sow Much Good raising crops, awareness in Charlotte area
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sow Much Good is a Charlotte nonprofit that strives to eliminate nutritional food barriers. Executive Director Robin Emmons is highlighted in Southern Living’s “Women of Worth” series. Editors at the magazine chose four women who are changing the lives of Southerners to feature in the special section.
According to its website, Sow Much Good was founded in 2008 as a way to eliminate urban food deserts, areas where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain. The group has identified 60 neighborhoods in Mecklenburg County with more than 73,000 residents living in urban food deserts.
Sow Much Good works to achieve food justice through programming and community-based initiatives designed to provide equal access to organic food sources and inspire individuals to live healthy lifestyles. The organization sets up farmers markets in low-income communities, hosts workshops and supplies local community-supported agriculture groups with produce.
Emmons refers to herself as a proud farmer whose crops feed thousands of people. She is surrounded by a female team who work in the Sow Much Good field, planting and rotating crops.
Source: Charlotte Business Journal