Total loan: $4,000


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Independence, MO, United States / Agriculture

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Amber's story

I started farming full-time on April 19, 2020, after growing for five years. I wish I could say I had some grandiose story that brought me to it, but I don't. My full-time position as a project and program manager ended April 10 because of COVID-19. I have a son who loves to eat, grab cool drinks from Starbucks and shop at Target. I needed a way to take care of us, and farming is doing that. All families deserve flavorful, affordable, and accessible produce. As an urban farmer, I grow in raised beds, containers, hydroponically and vertically. It is a cyclical process of ensuring that myself, my family, and the community I serve have an access to seasonal organic food that will bring our families closer together. I love farming because Food is love. The kitchen is how my family celebrates, mourns and maneuvers through the stages of life. And, farming is also about total wellness. It combines all that is important to me as a mom, teacher, and community member. It’s a catalyst to holistically address the mind, body, and spirit.