WHETHER YOU ARE A regular Sunbelt Ag
Expo attendee, or this is your first farm show,
you are sure to find a new face in the Sustainable Living Center. This year, Flint River Fresh
partnered with the show to bring a new look
to the area.
Flint River Fresh is a non-profit organization focused on supporting people from a
wide range of backgrounds, cultures and
areas. They are looking to serve by teaching
programs in the community on how to grow
fresh, local food accessible for all.
Fredando Jackson or “Farmer Fredo,” executive director of Flint River Fresh, has worked
in agricultural outreach in low-income communities for over ten years. This new partnership is allowing him to reach for his goal in
serving rural and under-served communities.
He hopes to do so by teaching simple ways
for folks to grow their own food, pour into the
youth, and preserve the environment.
At the Flint River Fresh Sustainable Living
Center, you will find a newly renovated space
for backyard gardeners and small-scale
farmers to learn ways to grow food for their
communities. The hope is this information
will be easily passed on by those who are
able to attend.
A few things that will be taught
in the demonstration garden will
include drip irrigation, the benefits
of drip irrigation, equipment, water
conservation, and reducing disease.
These discussions will be supported
by hands-on learning experiences
in the garden.
Sweet corn, broccoli, cabbage,
okra, and so much more can be
found at this Sustainable Living
Center. The pavilion houses a learning atmosphere for exhibitors with
a wide variety of products to help
you “grow your own food.”
A New Face in the Sustainable Living Center