Building Local Prosperity Week: Laura Mewbourn



“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 from it, it provided me a transition in a safe way and provided me hands-on experiences.”

– Laura Mewbourn, Feast & Flora, Growing New Farmers Program 2015 graduate who has hired a 2018 graduate

Watch Laura’s full story here.



At Lowcountry Local First we are building an economy that is anchored in local ownership, because we believe that local-independent businesses are the cornerstone of our culture, economy and character. We are the on-the-ground advocate working around-the-clock for our homegrown businesses – ultimately shaping the community we want.

Will you help us to continue to build local prosperity? Will you choose the Lowcountry?