By Diann Clark for The Island Eye News
Friends gathered recently in support of Fresh Future Farm, whose shelves were depleted after last month’s double hurricane shut down.
Established in late 2014, Fresh Future Farm sows healthy food to harvest community and independence. Located on Success St. in North Charleston, The Farm leverages unused city assets to create food and job opportunities that will transform the current food desert into a more selfreliant and robust community.
The last grocery store in the area closed in 2005 and left the families in this low wealth area unable to purchase healthy fruits and vegetables as well as basic grocery items. In this short time they have transformed two city lots into fresh fruit trees and bushes, rows of seasonal vegetables, bee hives and the most elaborate chicken coup ever seen, made of earthen mud, hay, wire and grape vine. Within the garden is a unique outdoor space used for nutritional and garden classes for school children, the neighborhood, and the public.
It has been amazing to watch the farm grow and anyone who finds themselves passing through the Chircora-Cherokee neighborhood just off Rivers Ave. should stop and take in this beautiful productive space. Buy some fresh eggs and fresh produce while you are there.
A special thank you goes out to Barrier Island Eco Tours and Captain Robert Hopkins for embracing the farm and our need to support and help others. Together $700 was raised to help restock the shelves.
For information, visit FreshFutureFarm.org.