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.
Produce that will be available this Saturday include:
- Swiss chard
- Cut flower bouquets
- Herbs (basil, lime basil, Italian parsley, thyme, garlic chives)
- Pattypan squash
- Beet greens
- Purple jalapenos
- Green tomatoes
- Fennel bulbs with tops
The East End Bazaar is located at the corner of Washington Street East and Ruffner Avenue.
The crops were cultivated at micro-farms located on Charleston’s West Side. The micro-farms, which were constructed by SAGE participants and volunteers, are where trainings for the program takes place.
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.
SAGE is a program of Vision 2030, the Alliance’s 20-year economic development initiative.