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Sow Much Good

Robin Emmons founded Sow Much Good in 2009 to eliminate health disparities resulting from a lack of access to whole, fresh food. She recognized that socio-economic status, geographic location and other factors are often barriers that prevent people from accessing healthy foods or making informed nutrition choices.

Sow Much Good is committed to growing healthy communities in underserved communities by:

  • providing direct access to fresh, affordable food
  • educating and engaging residents to adopt healthy eating habits
  • advocating for the right of every person to have real food security.

In 2012, SVP invested money and human capital in Sow Much Good to help strengthen the organization and further its work in the community. SVP worked with Sow Much Good to assess the organization’s existing capabilities and to establish a clear mission, vision, and long-term strategy. As a result of this work, in 2013 Sow Much Good established its first Urban Farm on land donated by Martin Marietta on Sunset Road. On this land, Sow Much Good has engaged neighborhood volunteers, has grown pesticide and chemical-free food (fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey), has sold the produce at affordable prices at the neighborhood farm stand where she held cooking and gardening demonstrations. Sow Much Good will continue partnering with local residents to create a meaningful space that will help transform the neighborhood into a healthy, thriving community.

Executive Director: Robin Emmons
Lead Partners: Reginald White, Jennifer Davis-Martin
www.sowmuchgood.org

In Their Words: “Social Venture Partners’ strategic investment of financial and human capital has been invaluable in clarifying our mission, funding our current initiatives, and in creating a plan for long-term sustainability. We are humbled by the Partners’ belief in our vision and grateful for their innovative approach to philanthropic investment! SVP rocks!” Robin Emmons