Good Friday morning Clarksville!
We hope you have had a fabulous week! Today’s #FeatureFriday post brings us to The Food Initiative Farm, located on 12 beautiful acres, complete with a creek and woods, and chickens, goats and pigs!
The Food Initiative is an organization, run by Michael and Regina Hampton, that is working to enrich the lives of young people through agriculture. Every summer, they take on 40 interns, ages 14-17 years old from Montgomery County and Fort Campbell. They also bring back six staff interns to serve as leaders with each new group. During the summer, the interns work the land, learning to grow healthy foods. The Food Initiative goes beyond that though in helping them learn about the food system, nutrition, meal planning, healthy sleep patterns, money management and communication, with the goal of creating personal and social change through hard meaningful work.
During the Spring and Fall, the farm is open for field trips and farm tours, and they welcome volunteers as well. Just call to get yourself or your group scheduled! The food grown at The Food Initiative is sold at the Clarksville Downtown Market during the summer months, and they also donate portions to local hunger relief organizations.
The Food Initiative is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that depends on community support and grants. They have a FUN fundraiser coming up on April 27th, from 11am to 3:30, at the farm. At The Hog Roast Hootenanny, there will be a hog roast, yummy side dishes, and desserts, including a s’mores station. There will be live music, a cash bar, and tons of fun for the littles as well. We will link the event in the comments so that you can get your tickets!
Clarksville is lucky to have The Food Initiative in our community, making it better, one life at a time! Be sure to thank them by spreading the word! Share this post, spend a day volunteering on the farm, donate, get a ticket to the Hootenanny… any of these help! Have a great week Clarksville! See you next week!- Faith (Faith Doggett Photography)