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Sow Much Good delivers healthy food and nutrition education to urban deserts.

Published 05/08/19
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Charlotte native Robin Emmons and agricultural nonprofit Sow Much Good deliver healthy food and nutrition education to urban deserts.

Access to fresh food is an issue for many communities and studies show people's health can suffer because of it. UNC Friday Fellow and CNN Hero, Robin Emmons, has created a nonprofit that works to cultivate fresh produce for people living in low income neighborhoods in Charlotte. The organization, Sow Much Good, so far has made a remarkable impact on the health and happiness of over 20-thousand people who once struggled to find affordable and healthy food.

"The mission on its face is about access - access to fresh, healthy, affordable, life-giving food. We use food as a means to open up the dialogue around a number of issues that persist in fragile and marginalized communities."

Robin Emmons
Founder, Sow Much Good

The Approach

Access to healthy foods can be a problem for many communities in our state. The educational programming and community based initiatives from Sow Much Good are designed to combat this issue by providing equal access to information and organic food sources; inspiring individuals to take charge of the health of their bodies and our planet; and promoting healthy lifestyles through food and nutrition.

Robin Emmons, Founder and Executive Director of Sow Much Good fulfill their mission of growing healthy communities in underserved neighborhoods with this three prong approach.

  1. Providing direct access to fresh, affordable food.
  2. Educating and engaging residents to adopt healthy eating habits.
  3. Advocating for the right of every person to have real food security.

Impact

Through organic micro farming, community partnerships and direct education initiatives, the organization, Sow Much Good, has made a remarkable impact on the health and happiness of over 20-thousand people who once struggled to find affordable and healthy food.

About the Organization

Established in 2008 on a belief that access to healthy, organic foods is a right of every person, agricultural nonprofit Sow Much Good is dedicated to eliminating socio-economic, racial and ethnic health disparities resulting from lack of access to nutritionally dense food products based on status, geographic location or any combination of factors that serve to marginalize groups of people.

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