Lisa Held spoke with three farmers from three different parts of the country about forging your own path and experimenting with crops.

David Bohlen is the owner of Bohlen Family Farms in Florissant, Missouri. He is working with seed savers to and plant breeders to cultivate the best produce his region has to offer.

Jovan Sage is the founder of Sage’s Larder, where she uses edible plants for medicinal purposes, she and is also a part of the team at Gilliard Farms which is an African American Georgia Centennially organic farm. She shared stories about growing in a tropical climate and building community through food.

Germaine Jenkins is the Chief Farm Officer at Fresh Future Farm in North Charleston, South Carolina. Her community farm makes delicious produce once plentiful in the region, like bananas, available to city dwellers. She spoke about the importance of urban farms to supplying fresh nutritious produce to residents of urban food deserts.

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