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SAGE graduates to build new microfarm this Saturday

SAGE_withCAASAGE Microfarm Build-out
Saturday, March 8
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Intersection of Sixth Avenue and Rebecca Street on Charleston’s West Side

SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurs) moves into an exciting new chapter this Saturday with the creation of a second microfarm on Charleston’s West Side.

A Charleston Area Alliance program, SAGE is a multipronged economic development initiative with the goal of training and developing prospective urban agriculture entrepreneurs, or “agripreneurs.”

Participants in the program receive education and training in farming and business practices that are both economically and environmentally sustainable.

This Saturday, SAGE graduates will lead the design, build-out and production of a new microfarm. The space will increase the commercial production for SAGE graduates to continue building the local food supply.

SAGE aims to create economic opportunities and jobs for participants, while minimizing impact to the environment through sustainable agriculture practices and improving access to healthier food options.

We invite you, community partners and volunteers, to once again be part of the development of this second MicroFarm through hands-on involvement.

The build-out will occur this Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Please email Cullen at cnaumoff@charlestonareaalliance.org regarding your commitment to volunteer and time increment you wish to do so. Upon arrival, you will be assigned a work team.

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