Ben C. Johnson Jr.

When Ben C. Johnson Jr. graduated from high school, he left South Carolina with no intentions of returning to his roots. But upon retirement he found himself back on the same farmland that he was raised on as a child. He now teaches his grandchildren the same agriculture methods his parents used. But he’s not too old to learn some new tricks. For instance, he built a fence to keep the hogs out of the stream, and now the water stays clean. Such conservation techniques are needed to preserve the land and water as the population of St. Helena Island grows.

Filmed and edited by Dr. Buz Kloot. Interview by Denise McGill

Filmed and edited by Dr. Buz Kloot. Interview by Denise McGill