Germaine Jenkins is a Chief Farm Officer in North Charleston, SC. She co-founded Fresh Future Farm Inc. in early 2014, a grassroots urban farm and grocery store that promotes health, wealth and quality of life issues through urban agriculture. Her excitement in sharing ancestral conservation and farming techniques with her community is contagious. Germaine graduated from Johnson & Wales University with degrees in Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management and went on to gain certification in Commercial Urban Agriculture from Growing Power Inc. in Milwaukee, WI. Fresh Future Farm has received local and national recognition including the John Egerton Prize from Southern Foodways Alliance.
2019 FELLOW PROJECT
ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
As communities change, the histories that made them unique often disappear. Germaine will be working to ensure that the history of the Chicora\Cherokee Neighborhood in North Charlotte is not lost, and that the contributions that this community has made to the greater Charleston area are remembered and celebrated. She will be initiating an oral histories project that records the stories of elders living in this neighborhood. Centering Fresh Future Farms as third space, her oral histories project will become a part of the ongoing community-centered gatherings that take place through the Spring of 2020. Recorded narratives will be integrated into a podcast.