How To Eliminate a Food Desert

Apr 20, 2018

In 2005, the last grocery store left in our next guest’s Lowcountry community closed and suddenly she found herself living where a lot of South Carolinians live: in an urban food desert.  But rather than relocate, she accepted the challenge and helped organize a local nonprofit that has not only brought a grocery store back to the community but is creating economic development opportunities through sustainable farming programs and healthier onsite grocery services.  And it’s spreading across the state.

Mike Switzer interviews Germaine Jenkins, co-founder and CEO of Fresh Future Farm in North Charleston, SC.