STAFF AND BOARD

STAFF

Germaine Jenkins

Germaine Jenkins

Chief Farm Officer

Ms. Germaine Jenkins is co-founder and CFO at Fresh Future Farm Inc. in North Charleston, SC. After graduating from culinary school, she spent years working in the nonprofit arena and then committed herself to training centered around revitalization of marginalized communities. Germaine went on to earn certification in Commercial Urban Agriculture from Growing Power Inc. in 2014. That same year she won the inaugural Feeding Innovation Competition sponsored by SC Community Loan Fund and seed capital to start an urban farm and grocery store in the middle of a residential neighborhood.
 
Since 2014, Fresh Future Farm has transformed a vacant city lot into a working urban farm and with an onsite grocery store opening in 2016. The FFF team had sold or distributed over 12 tons of basic and specialty groceries, including at least 3 tons of chemical-free produce grown onsite. In addition to those efforts, Germaine has hosted over 200 North Charleston students for STEAM (STEM + Art) farm camps, trained over 100 adults in organic gardening practices. Most importantly, FFF has kept $300,000 in the community as compensation to under-employed North Charleston residents who were hired and then trained to manage the operation. Chicora-Cherokee is one of 11 food deserts in North Charleston and one of 32 in Charleston County.
Anik & Adrian

Anik & Adrian

Special Projects Manager & Farm Manager

The dynamic duo started ‘volunteering’ with their mom’s project since 2014.

Anik Hall – Special Projects Manager

Twenty-three-year-old Anik built up their skills on the job and besides managing the farm store and serving as the in-house graphic designer. They also are responsible for the art that graces the property, including a 50-foot mural going on the back of the farm store that traces the 300+ year history of the Chicora-Cherokee community.

Adrian Mack Jr – Farm Manager

Adrian started growing food with his mom Germaine for more than 10 years. Adrian helped manage FFF’s farmer’s market in 2015 and was in charge when the store was certified by the USDA as a grocery store when he was 17-years-old. He spent his senior year homeschooled at the farm and took a year off to work with a local construction company. Now at 19, he’s managing staff, volunteers and more.

Brielle

Brielle

Farm Assistant

Brielle and the kids lived across the street from the farm and were shoppers at our store. She worked their way into our hearts as volunteers for our first farm camp in 2016. This hardworking lady loves the outdoors and our farm fresh produce!

Anthony

Anthony

Chicken Whisperer

There would be no farm without hubby lending his support day in and day out. The perk for all of us is that his kindness has an impact on our livestock and animals in general it seems.

FFF BOARD

Jara Sturdivant-Wilson, Chair (HDR)

Catherine Heston, Vice Chair (Blackbaud, Retired)

Shaneak Brown, Treasurer (Comcast)

Angie Quirk-Garvan, Secretary (Blackbaud)

Barbara Nwokike, Member (SC Arts Commissioner; Events by Barbara)

Fresh Future Farm’s volunteer Board of Directors is governed by professional men and women with strong ties to the southern portion of North Charleston, SC.

FFF ADVISORS

Fresh Future Farm’s volunteer Board of Directors is governed by professional men and women with strong ties to the southern portion of North Charleston, SC.

Stacia Murphy

Stacia Murphy

Retired President, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

Todd Chas (FFF Co-founder)

Todd Chas (FFF Co-founder)

CharlestonGOOD; GoodSharing

Karen Latsbaugh

Karen Latsbaugh

Cities + Shovels LLC

Kenya Cummings

Kenya Cummings

Consultant