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Growing Good: A Day in the Life of Robin Emmons

Our June cover subject shares a typical day in her life and work at Sow Much Good.

Robbin Emmons

Editor’s note: Robin Emmons is helping Charlotte’s impoverished communities grow their own food. Here, she gives us a look into her daily farming life at Sow Much Good, a nonprofit she started that now consists of two micro-farms that have distributed more than 32,000 pounds of food.

Video by North Carolina Now UNC-TV.

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Sow Much Good’s weekly market offerings: There is always a bounty of fresh, chemical-free fruits and veggies!

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In the field, romaine and collard plants spread their leaves in the warm sun.

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When we tell you our markets are a special place, we’re not kidding around! These little ones visited our market to learn where food comes from and who grows it. What a joy!

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Events are held on the Sow Much Good Farm often. Attendees learn about nutrition, how to shop for organic food on a budget, healthy cooking recipes, composting, and so much more — all at no charge.

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CSA customers stop by the Sow Much Good office to pick up their weekly boxes filled with fresh produce.

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That’s me on the Sow Much Good John Deere tractor (thank you for the awesome donation!).

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Volunteers at Sow Much Good’s Hubbard Road growing site. Our volunteers help prepare the sites for planting, and also clean the sites and harvest food. We love our volunteers — they work so hard!

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Meet the Sow Much Good bees! They allow us to provide local honey at our market, which is a popular item during allergy season. Did you know if you consume about a teaspoon of local honey per day, it can help alleviate your allergy symptoms?

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Sow Much Good raises hormone-free chickens who lay white, brown, and blue eggs. The color of the egg is based on the chicken’s breed. Our ladies roam free all over our farms.

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And sometimes a simple salad is the perfect ending to a busy week.

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Grateful to have been recognized this year as one the 50 Most Influential Women by The Mecklenburg Times.

Read more about Robin’s work in our June cover story, “Seeds of Change,” and visit Sow Much Good on Facebook to see more activity from the farm.

Robin Emmons is the founder and executive director of Sow Much Good, a nonprofit that helps low-income people access healthy, homegrown food.

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