Sará Reynolds Green, owner of, Marshview Community Organic Farm, is dedicated to teaching the children from St. Helena Island how to build entrepreneurship skills. Sará has set in motion a program that teaches the importance of gardening including local varieties, that preserve the heritage of St. Helena Island.
This has become a family affair now as both Sará and her husband Bill Green teach the students recipes using their own produce. From there, students get a chance to work in Bill’s restaurant The Gullah Grub serving meals. They also work with CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) on delivery day to meet the shareholders. Once a year they host a big dinner where the students practice all their skills and treat the people who have helped them along the way.
Sarà Reynolds Green, in pink, leads students as they transplant greens. From left are Green, Carolyn Durrance, Taylor Linyard, Jameah Moore, Zariah Green, Jameka Young, Janice Baker and Kalila Saunders.
Kalila Saunders and Jameka Young work together to plant kale at Marshview Community Organic Farms.
Greens are taken from the greenhouse. In the garden students poke a hole in the soil and insert the roots.
Carolyn Durance, left, and Zariah Green work together to remove weeds during the after-school program.
Sarà Reynolds Green teaches the children of Marshview Community Farm how to thin kale in the garden.
A teen forgot boots, but she improvises to get her work done.
Marshview Community Organic Farm also teaches the students other trades such as photography. Janice Baker is learning that skill by taking photos of the farmland.
Zariah Green carries boxes across the Marshview Community Organic Farm in order to harvest the greens planted.
Jamyah Moore works to remove the weeds in the garden during the after school program.
Sarà Reynolds Green with Jamyah and Jameah Moore at the after-school program that teaches students about raising, cooking and serving traditional Gullah food.
Kalila Saunders prepares to transfer young collard greens to a new spot in the garden.