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MVF and LBBC receive Master Gardener Grant

From left to right, Dan Weidenbenner (MVF Director), Deacon Peggy Baxter, Marcellus Stokes (MVF Youth Partner), Pastor Sean Dogan, Morrell Stokes (MVF Youth Partner), and Shannon Johnson (MVF Youth Partner).

We are excited to announce this winter, Mill Village Farms and Long Branch Baptist Church was awarded a $1,000 grant from the Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Association. We are especially grateful for how this grant will provide both material and educational support for our community farm in the coming months. The Greater Greenville Master Gardeners has partnered with us to help expand our farm by getting several components to further our mission to Grow Food and Grow Jobs in our community!  In addition, the Greater Greenville Master Gardeners will provide educational resources and classes at our community farm for both our youth partners and neighborhood residents. Through Mill Village Farms, inner-city youth are given their first employment opportunity where they learn basic job skills, organic agriculture, and entrepreneurship. Also all the produce we grow stays in our neighborhood where we help to solve food insecurity, but also increase access to healthy foods! We believe this grant will not only inspire our youth, but our neighbors too! Stay posted for updates on how this award will continue to sow seeds for our future in the Greater Sullivan community!

Join us in "Growing Food and Growing Jobs," with a donation of $5 you can help provide us with much needed seeds! Also consider volunteering by contacting us!