Women of Worth: Meet Robin Emmons

November 6, 2015 | By | Comments (2)
Photo: Robbie Caponetto

Photo: Robbie Caponetto

Editor-at-Large Jenna Bush Hager knows that real beauty comes from within. This month, she’s highlighting four women dedicated to improving the lives of Southerners in need. 

Robin Emmons, The Farmer 
Charlotte, North Carolina
Executive director, Sow Much Good

The Need
“Food has the power to transform communities. Factors like hunger and food insecurity have adverse effects reaching far beyond the people directly affected.”

The Work
“We set up farmers’ markets in low-income communities, host workshops, and supply local CSA [Community Supported Agriculture] groups with produce. People think all farmers are men. Even though I drive a John Deere tractor and feed thousands with my crops, many people think of me as a gardener. Gardeners are lovely, but I am a proud farmer.”

Her Crew
“I surround myself with a fabulous female team who work in the field planting and rotating crops—they run the business and lift me up with their strength.”

The Reward
“It’s the hug from the grandmother raising five kids on a limited income and public assistance. It’s the single mom who brings her children to the market to learn where food comes from. And it’s the affirming words of an older gentleman, who shares stories of growing up under the watchful eyes of sharecropper parents and says, “I’m proud of you.” ”

See More:
Meet Woman of Worth Renata Sota
Meet Woman of Worth Andrea Chen
Meet Woman of Worth Justinn Overton

COMMENTS

  1. albert jhenderson safe income ince

    wonderful put up, very informative. I ponder why the opposite experts
    of this sector do not notice this. You must continue
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    April 5, 2016 at 7:42 pm
  2. Betty Lyons

    A revelation seeing this young woman doing what my family did for decades in Texas. We need more farm product education in the south for the 21st century generation.Kudos to this young woman and her crew. I’m so thankful and grateful to see this. My mother and father, R.I.P. would be so proud of your efforts and honor to the land.

    November 27, 2015 at 1:06 pm

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