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Nonprofit Spotlight: Marshview Community Organic Farm

Marshview Community Organic Farm on Saint Helena Island focuses on training and promoting sustainable agriculture, traditional Gullah-style cooking, eating and planting in season, healthy eating habits and character development.

MISSION

To work with young farmers to develop skills in the areas of self-sufficiency, problem-solving, constructive communication, team-building and entrepreneurship. To produce future farmers of the Lowcountry, equipped with the educational expertise, knowledge and experiences to be stewards of the land and leaders in our community while increasing the amount of organic, nutritious food sources in the community of St. Helena. 

HISTORY

Marshview Community Organic Farm is a five-acre farm and nonprofit located on Saint Helena Island. The farm’s origins grew out of a youth-run community beautification project started in May 2004, becoming the first certified organic farm on Saint Helena in 2007.

WHOM IT HELPS 

All aspects of the farm are managed by the Young Farmers of the Lowcountry with adult advisors. These young farmers range in age from 10 to 18 and manage the farm from seed to harvest. They work after school and weekends to cultivate the land, plant seeds, nurture seedlings, plant the garden, weed, maintain and harvest the crops.

HOW TO HELP

Marshview Community Organic Farm relies solely on the generosity of its donors to keep its important work and farm moving forward. Make a fully tax deductible donation at marshviewcommunityorganicfarm.com.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT MARSHVIEW COMMUNITY ORGANIC FARM:

Visit marshviewcommunityorganicfarm.com or call 843-473-0477