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When “little by little” becomes A LOT of progress

When “little by little” becomes A LOT of progress

July 24, 2020 – Build Updates From the Farm After years of planning & design, months of formalizing partnerships & permits, and weeks of site prep, our construction site at the William Enston Home is beginning to look like a FARM! This month marked the beginning of our demanding build schedule, which has accurately been […]

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On July 24, 2020
In Urban Farm Updates

Partnership Highlight: Pinnacle Financial Partners

Partnership Highlight: Pinnacle Financial Partners

Earlier this summer, Pinnacle Financial Partners partnered with our inaugural paid Youth Internship Program as the 2020 Career Preparedness Sponsor. The Career Preparedness pillar includes hands-on, work-based learning for Youth Interns in the business of managing food production and sales at the Urban Farm at Enston Home in Downtown Charleston. The curriculum also includes educational sessions on workplace […]

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On August 6, 2020
In Education, Sponsors, Urban Farm Updates

Youth Internship Program- Week 8: Final Reflections on Empathy & Optimism

Youth Internship Program- Week 8: Final Reflections on Empathy & Optimism

The final week of the inaugural Youth Internship Program is behind us and it feels like just yesterday that our youth interns and Crew Leaders were arriving for their first day. Looking back to Day 1 and reflecting on the learning, growth and friendships that have flourished since then, it’s safe to say that this […]

Youth Internship Program- Week 7: Reflections on Courage

Youth Internship Program- Week 7: Reflections on Courage

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill Faced with challenges of quickly-changing schedules, torrential downpours, blazing hot temperatures, and new lesson content, our interns practiced both grit and courage to take these challenges head on and continue to grow minds, gardens and […]

Youth Internship Program- Week 6: Reflections on Grit

Youth Internship Program- Week 6: Reflections on Grit

Week 6 of the Youth Internship Program is now behind us and yet again the week was filled with new learning, hard work, HOT temperatures☀️and lots of GRIT, which was also our theme of the week. Interns participated in lessons on food systems, pickling, professional communication, and smart shopping, while also being visited by special […]

Youth Internship Program — Week 5: Reflections on Initiative

Youth Internship Program — Week 5: Reflections on Initiative

We’re over the hump and getting into the second half of the Youth Internship Program — making some serious progress on the Urban Farm at Enston Home build, harvesting the heat tolerant summer veggies to fill our weekly CSA bags, and engaging in educational sessions & critical discussions with community partners. This week we were […]

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On July 20, 2020
In Urban Farm Updates