“I love music, and I love what music does for me and I know what music does for others. And I like to make people feel good. …And the other part of my idea was wanting to lose weight and be healthier in my adult years. And I remember when I was younger, I danced a lot. And it was... Continue Reading
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“I did the typical big Charleston events and touristy things – which are all great, but I wasn’t digging into it until I had been here a while and started to meet people. And after 4 or 5 years here, around August 2011, I launched Holy City Sinner. And the reason for that... Continue Reading
“I guess it hadn’t struck me that people farm – even though I was wanting to go into farming. And now I’ve leased land and growing milkweed, pawpaw, peanuts- and potentially hemp. But it all started with Growing New Farmers Program and then MUSC (mentor farm) and... Continue Reading
“I wouldn’t be doing what I am doing, if not for the Growing New Farmers Program because while I was ok with making the leap into farming, I wouldn’t have done it without some sort of educational experience to go with it. …Aside from all of the knowledge that I gained... Continue Reading
“The people here [at Local Works] give wheels to your idea. …I’ve been to other incubator spaces and they put legs on snakes. They do things that you don’t need. But you do need for snakes to meet other snakes. You need people to encourage you – or you’ll... Continue Reading
“I didn’t have a deep understanding of the value of eating local until I got to know women and men who represent local food everywhere. Through the inspirational stories they tell in The Faces of Local Food: Celebrating the People Who Feed Us, they have forever changed my life. I... Continue Reading