Food deserts are all too common in America’s urban communities. Its name comes from the distance of grocery stores from fresh food, for people living in an urban environment, primarily in black communities.
Germaine Jenkins has not only solved the food desert problem in one North Charleston community, but also became a pillar of hope to end food deserts around the country. She began Fresh Future Farm in late 2014, and it has since grown into a blooming garden of fresh produce for the community.
Future Fresh Farm is creating a social, economic and ecological environment that benefits the farm and community. Not only is she growing an abundance of fresh fruit and veggies, she is also training others on how to grow their own gardens. ETV caught up with her to see the farm's progress and learn more about the incredible work she is doing.
Video by Mary Ostoits through USC Upstate's Student Media Project.